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Sr. Sourcing Specialist

Company: ADT
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: ADT has been in the business of helping save lives -since 1874. -As -the -#1 smart home security provider in the U.S.,we help protect and connect families, businesses, and larger commercial customers every day. -Our continuous innovation, advanced technology, and strategic -partnerships deliver products and services that help protect life and valuables, whether at home, your business, or on the go. And -as -times change, so do we. -Above all, our mission is clear: -we help -save lives for a living. -Looking for a career where you can make a real impact? -Join our team today and put -purpose behind your paycheck. -#WeAreADT -Check out more about life at -ADT -. - Position Summary: The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for categories or assignments requiring application of solid sourcing, purchasing and contracting principles, theories and concepts. - The Senior Specialist will be assigned initiatives that will include all aspects of supplier selection and other sourcing decisions for indirect materials and services, ensuring product quality, delivery, and cost. Fundamental Accountabilities and/or Deliverables:

  • Assist Strategic Sourcing Management with the implementation of new sourcing initiatives and developing data and other required information for supplier discussions
  • Project manage new contract or replication of contracts with select Suppliers from time to time
  • Insert creative suggestions for sourcing strategy planning, savings opportunities and for negotiations with Suppliers -
  • Assist Strategic Sourcing Management with the setup and execution of competitive events (Request for Information, Request for Proposals, and e-Sourcing/Auctions as applicable)
  • Work closely with the various ADT's Business Leaders and Functional Experts, assisting them in gathering requirements, setting up and executing competitive events and assistance in contract replication/negotiations. -
  • Monitor Supplier performance as necessary and assist Business Unit in resolving issues with Supplier Performance -
  • Provide data, analysis and market trend information for decision support.
  • Ability to work closely with ADT's Legal team and become familiar with ADT contract language clauses and their meanings
  • Work directly with Suppliers during contract negotiations and assist in managing the redline process -
  • Ensures that all contract administration procedures are followed and executed in a professional manner. -
  • Work collaboratively and proactively to identify process, sourcing, and contract improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with sourcing policies and procedures, ethical practices, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Challenges:
    • Operating from a center-led function will be a wide-scale cultural, operational and process change in a distributed operating model.
    • Building effective relationships, sometimes from a distance, with key internal and external influencers.
    • Learning the Life Safety Industry and ADT's business and how it operates (e.g. distributed delivery model). - Competencies:
      • Willingness and a desire to learn Sourcing as a Profession
      • Self Motivated with a desire to grow into a Manager Leadership Role in directing sourcing resources and virtual cross functional stakeholder project teams
      • Drive for Results: Uses operational excellence tools to get results, can be counted on to achieve/exceed goals
      • Composure: Isn't knocked off balance by the unexpected, cool under pressure
      • Team Work and Relationship Building: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with others with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; provides candid, complete, and "actionable" feedback to others; shares wins and successes; easily gains trust and support of others; encourages engagement of others. -
      • Negotiation: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups. - Gain trust quickly. - Can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic.
      • Priority Setting: Spends time on what's important, eliminates roadblocks, creates focus
      • Organizational Agility: Knows how to get things done through formal channels and informal networks
      • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations on internal and external customers, gains trust and respect. Essential Experience, Knowledge, Certification and Education:
        • Prefer bachelor's degree or comparable experience in business, materials/logistics management, or a technical field
        • Minimum 5 years experience with Indirect sourcing, including the following;
        • Experience and willingness to learn one or more of the following Indirect Commodities: -
          • (e.g. Travel, Telecom, MRO, Professional Consulting, Printed Materials, Copiers and Printers, Fleet, HR programs, Waste programs etc). -
          • Experience and the willingness to learn Spend Data Analysis, including data classification techniques such as: general ledger account coding, supplier SIC coding techniques and the use of UNSPSC codes.
          • Understanding of techniques for gathering Supplier data and Supplier Industry data. Including locating market reports and analyst's guidance through tools like Forrester, Gartner, etc. -
          • Hands on experience in developing RFI/RFX competitive bids through the scoring and Supplier selection stages. -
          • Experience working with various contract types, including hands on experience MSA, SOW, SaaS, MEPA, Data Security contract language.
          • Must have experience and a willingness to learn the Suite of Ariba Tools, Must have experience with the Ariba Contract Module, Ariba RFx Module, Ariba P2P Module and knowledge of how to use Ariba reporting tools. -
          • Experience with ERP applications such as Oracle a significant plus
          • Strong communications skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to persuasively present information both in writing and verbally; including making presentations to key stakeholders.
          • Must be proficient in MS Office (Visio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
          • Willingness to participate in other channels of Training and Learning as provide via Institute for Supply Management membership, certification programs and Continuing Education types of Sourcing related programs.ADT LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and do our best to foster a culture and environment where every employee feels valued. Our goal is to serve our customers and help save lives. We can achieve this goal when we have the best talent working in an environment where employees feel included and recognized. Visit us online at to learn more.

Keywords: ADT, Boca Raton , Sr. Sourcing Specialist, Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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