Sr. Sourcing Associate
WNS Global Services
San Jose, CR
hace 4 días

Job Description

Job Purpose / Summary :

The Sr. Sourcing Associate will execute intermediate and complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requester's to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requester

Key Responsibilities / Job Duties :

  • Sr. Sourcing Associate Key Responsibilities / Job Duties assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
  • Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ) to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing 5-12 intermediate to complex projects simultaneously
  • Create and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of Denali’s Strategic Sourcing process and ability to apply concepts to various client projects (e.
  • g. total cost of ownership, value engineering, and evaluation criteria development)

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Sr. Sourcing Associate knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the Sourcing Associate position description descriptors.
  • Ability to assess projects’ fit for reverse auction, setup and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
  • Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
  • Ability to facilitate a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
  • Ability to handle client’s issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
  • Advanced / Expert Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advanced data manipulation skills
  • Proficiency in multiple eSourcing tools (e.g., Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module) at an advanced level (as defined by DSS, the Software company, or client standards)
  • Qualifications

    Required Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A Master’s degree is preferred
  • Must have strong sourcing experience with a variety of indirect category experience
  • Above average analytical skills
  • 5 + years of related work experience with at least 7 years in procurement or sourcing
  • Indirect category experience with a variety of categories
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