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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Office Depot
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

The role will focus on the Direct Sourcing categories and will be a member of a team responsible for the sourcing, contracting and supplier management of goods and services. Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for Enterprise level category management around Furniture and Seating. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will act proactively to build relationships across business units and remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. They will execute the strategic vision for ensuring quality, supply and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion. Working with business units and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Merchant Team(s) to understand Furniture and Seating product and category strategies for Private Brand/ National Brand in all channels (Retail, Direct and Contract). They will then develop sourcing and supplier strategies for Furniture & Seating and ensure strategic execution and delivery on these strategies to ensure an increase in PB sales, penetration and margin growth. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will partner with Merchants, Private Brand and Global Sourcing Office (GSO) to execute and ensure best in class product sourcing processes and strategies to ensure Office Depot is developing and delivering quality products at the best cost. This role requires expertise in strategy development and execution, supplier assessment and selection, strong negotiation skills in complex negotiations utilizing multiple negotiating levers, and product manufacturing/costing.
Primary Responsibility:

  • Implement and execute the organization's strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, analysis of bids and quotes, supplier negotiations, contract creation and finalization.
  • Network across Office Depot. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies which support their business.
  • Know your category and market. Be a resource to stakeholders to make better decisions. Develop should cost models for Furniture & Seating.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.
  • Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach.
    Education & Experience
    • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in business administration or related field required
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement.
    • CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Chain Manager) preferred.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
    • Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
    • Ability to work within a matrixed environment
    • Professional level spoken and written English and demonstrated ability to read and understand legal documents in English
    • Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Experience in supplier sourcing and eAuctions
    • Contract Management Tools (Ariba, Oracle Contracts)
    • Spend Analytics
    • Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier best practices.
    • Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities.
    • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.
    • Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating
    • Innovative, self- -motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills
    • MBA degree Desired
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Desired
    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Desired

Keywords: Office Depot, Boca Raton , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Boca Raton, Florida

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