Strategic Sourcing Lead

IT - Application & Software Development
Toronto, ON
Permanent
Jul 21, 2019

Our client…

Our client, a global asset management firm, is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Lead who is used to working in a large, complex environment.  They are looking for a professional who will be leading the Strategic Sourcing process (end-to-end), managing the contract lifecycle across various technology Vendors/Categories, manage Vendor/Client relationships and drive value through innovation within the Sourcing function (Better-Faster-Cheaper)

What’s in it for you?

You would be joining a dynamic organization in downtown Toronto, that embraces cutting edge technology to drive their business vision.  In addition to a generous compensation package, our client empowers its teams to harness new ideas, and allows staff unleash their imaginations to create innovative products and services to improve services and respond to customer needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage the Sourcing lifecycle;
    • Requirements gathering
    • Developing innovative Sourcing strategies
    • Build and run RFx’s
    • Contract Negotiations
    • Document and present RFx results/recommendations to obtain buy-in/approvals from Senior Leadership
    • Support Vendor onboarding as needed
  • Tactfully negotiate contracts in order to drive optimal value, and terms and conditions
  • In collaboration with the Business stakeholders, develop opportunities to drive cost optimization and operational efficiencies within current and new 3rd party arrangements
  • Build successful relationships with other support functions in order to provide a seamless end-user experience
  • Prioritize and assess the urgency to resolve inquiries and escalations pertaining to Vendor/Contract related matters

Must Have:

  • Minimum 3 years degree or diploma in Business Management or related discipline, OR 5 years’ experience in technology Sourcing, including but not limited to;
    • End-to-End Sourcing Lifecycle Management
    • Contract management and Negotiations
    • Vendor and Risk Management
    • Data Management and Analysis
  • Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation an asset
  • Experience in the following categories is a significant asset;
    • Cloud/Hosted/SaaS/PaaS
    • Infrastructure/Networking/Security
    • End User HW/SW
  • In collaboration with General Counsel, analyze significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures
  • Provide expertise, recommendations and risk mitigation strategies to internal and external resources related to the RFx process and Vendor/Contract management activities
  • Effective listening, comprehension and communication skills (Oral and Written)
  • Highly competent in building and presenting PowerPoint presentations
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills
  • Familiarity with Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) is an asset

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