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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

General information

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Procurement

Ref #:

20210022190

Description & Requirements

Description

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst ensures that products, services and vendor relationships are in the best interest of the company. This position is responsible for the evaluation of vendors and contracts including the Requests for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI). This position works under minimal supervision on complex assignments that require considerable independent discretion and judgement. This role is project based and is required to work on projects requiring; research, negotiation skills, and evaluation of services and be able to make a recommendation based on their research. They would provide recommendation of supplier selections based on market analysis and develop strategy for key materials and services. They support the business areas in evaluations of goods or services and can provide commercial, financial, and technical support.

? Understand and be able to execute delegated steps of the sourcing work process in accordance with organizational processes.
? Collaborate with Legal and Security teams to ensure that appropriate due diligence is exercised while onboarding new suppliers
? Ensure that fully executed supplier contracts are collected and deposited into the contract management system in a timely manner
? Work with Internal Customers to facilitate Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes and Invitations to Bid.
? Conceive, Develop and Deliver techniques, practices, and procedures for Compliance administration in a matter that protects the company’s interests.
? Prepares, reviews and presents reports as requested.
? Independently works on large projects including both purchasing and process changes with a high level of discretion and independence. Exhibit a sense of ownership for projects delegated by management/leadership, including pushing projects along and responsibility for results.
? Maintain all documentation on all procedures.
? Supports the Sourcing Managers by providing contract support and expertise.
? Has the skills to perform the buyers or Category Specialist roles if needed to support the Strategic Sourcing team.
? Researches and makes recommendations to internal customers based on in-depth analysis of market.

Qualifications

? Excellent Customer Service Skills when dealing with the company’s team members at all levels of the organization. Will also work with the company’s suppliers/vendors and will be required to negotiate without damaging relationships but rather work in a spirit of partnership by utilizing the skills of persuasion and influence.
? Must have Strong Communications Skills, both oral and written, and participate and/or lead meetings. Should also have excellent active listening skills.
? Must be able to evaluate and compare supplier quotes, bids and information and make a recommendation based on the findings. Will present these findings in presentations and provide supporting documentation.
? Written communication is important since they will need to be able to create professional documents for supplies and internal customers. They will need to be detail oriented when evaluating bids for pricing and specifications.
? Should demonstrate the desire to continually be learning and evolving.
? Must be adaptable and flexible to market changes and work to innovate the items they are responsible for by leveraging relationships with internal customers and suppliers/vendors.
? Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
? Must be a results-driven self-starter, who is able to act proactively in a dynamic environment.
? Strong analytical skills required, with ability to solve problems.

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.

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