16 days old

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Framingham, MA 01701
**Your Role**

At Staples, our Digital Solutions team is more than a traditional IT organization. We are a team of passionate, collaborative, agile, inventive, customer-centric, results-oriented problem solvers. We are intellectually curious, love advancements in technology and seek to adapt technologies to drive Staples forward. We anticipate the needs of our customers and business partners, and deliver reliable, customer-centric technology services. If you want to be on the front lines, driving one of the greatest technology transformations of the 21st Century, you should join the extended SDS team.

Staples Strategic Sourcing team supports and enables the SDS team to identify the best solutions and negotiate competitive contracts. Staples Strategic Sourcing Managers are responsible for leading sourcing events for SDS teams including RFIs, RFPs, and competitive bids as well as establishing contracts and relationships with new IT suppliers, managing renewals and extensions with existing IT suppliers, and working with the SDS Finance and SDS stakeholders to navigate the procure-to-pay process.

Staples Strategic Sourcing Managers must be able to stretch and flex to support multiple SDS stakeholders and multiple IT suppliers and technologies in a fast-paced, constantly changing and growing environment. We are not looking for an order-taker to put the finishing touches on a contract after the solution is fully defined. You will be part of the team that defines solution alternatives and finds the most cost effective solution to meet the SDS team needs.

**What Youll Do**

+ Proactively collaborate with SDS stakeholders to understand and achieve their business strategies and objectives.

+ Execute on sourcing strategies that result in enhanced value, revenue, total-cost reduction, continuous improvement and achieving savings targets.

+ Lead supplier selection, contract negotiation, and contracting process for IT suppliers, liaising with legal on contract creation and execution.

+ Lead contract negotiations including new contracts, contract renewals, and contract extensions.

+ Manage sourcing events including RFIs, RFPs, and competitive bids.

+ Manage IT supplier relationships from new supplier setups through to contract renewals and renegotiations.

+ Act as liaison between Staples Legal team, Staples Risk team, and Staples Finance team with SDS stakeholders and IT suppliers/business partners.

**Who You Are**

The ideal candidate is a technically knowledgeable respected sourcing expert with a proven track record of successfully delivering large/complex contract negotiations and sourcing projects. You are a self-starter, detail-oriented problem-solver with exceptional collaboration and negotiation skills.

**Qualifications :**

**The Skills You Bring**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ 8+ years working in a professional environment

+ 5+ years Sourcing Experience

+ Strong Verbal and Written Communications

+ Demonstrated ability to generate cost reduction savings

+ Ability to work with All Levels of the Organization and Suppliers

+ Proven ability to work in a fast pace environment managing multiple projects/contractors/suppliers at the same time

+ Function autonomously as well as part of a team

+ Financial Acumen and Analytical Skills

+ Familiarity with Procurement Technologies such as Coupa

+ Familiarity with IT Products and Services including hardware, software, and services

+ Demonstrated understanding of best practice category management, sourcing, and procurement

_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_

_Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law._


Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-29

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