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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Leadstack Inc
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: 6 months

What You'll Be Doing
Craft negotiation strategies and execute favorable terms and conditions
Develop & drive key category strategy and optimization opportunities across ***'s Engineering function
Prepare RFQs, RFPs, bid documents, analyze and evaluate proposals, and administer the evaluation process
Provide thought leadership from a procurement/sourcing perspective and work with business partners to develop new and creative strategies
Manage the commercial aspects of contracts and license agreements to ensure that obligations are met and the process for tracking renewals or replacement of existing agreements is managed and scalable
Join a high-performing team responsible for driving key sourcing objectives such as hard savings/cost avoidance, and other value-add activities
Build strategic relationships with external suppliers and internal business partners to drive results and influence business decisions
Contribute input toward the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance, development and management (e.g., establishing quarterly and annual goals, conducting quarterly business reviews, formal scorecard measures)
Establish & report out on KPIs within your category that support *** goals and objectives

Excellent commercial negotiation skills and broad procurement category management experience
5+ years' experience in Indirect Sourcing, with a strong track record in a technical sourcing category (e.g. Engineering, Technology) in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
Excellent customer service skills and ability to partner with key stakeholders and build relationships across multi-functional teams
Strong financial and analytical skills, supporting identification of cost savings opportunities and recommendations
Self-starting, entrepreneurial, scrappy, resourceful, problem-solver with a strong work ethic and integrity

Keywords: Leadstack Inc, Palo Alto , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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