Sr Commodity Manager

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Requisition ID: 125225
Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Location: United States-California-Irvine-5 Park Plaza Suite 1100 Irvine 92614
Posted Date: 10/2/2017 9:00:26 PM
Senior Commodity Manager – Operations/Facilities/HR/Marketing Categories

Alorica is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions that span the entire customer lifecycle. Good, glad we got that out of the way. 
Here’s the deal — we think serving customers is awesome.  And that’s why, when it comes down to it, we really only do one thing — we make lives better...one interaction at a time.

Job Description and Primary Responsibilities: 
Join our Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Team!  Alorica’s Strategic Sourcing team is seen as a welcome partner by internal business units, playing a critical role in securing a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  We currently have an opportunity to lead collaborative strategic sourcing and procurement efforts in support of cost reduction goals by defining and identifying best-in-class sourcing strategies and procurement processes.  This is a fast-paced department that will give an individual the ability to build a career path in a solid, growing worldwide organization.  

Responsible for leading Strategic Sourcing efforts encompassing approximately $100M in annual non-inventory spend
Leads the identification and execution of projects to support the goals of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Demonstrates financial analysis skills including ability to assess supplier proposals and understanding of supplier cost structure
Manages RFI, RFQ, and RFP processes and requirements
Develops and executes negotiation strategy 
Demonstrates project management skills including the ability to assess required resources and critical path timeline
Analyzes supplier proposals and implements new supplier agreements
Analyzes the supply markets (researches and identifies potential qualified suppliers, researches industry cost/price drivers, develops requests for proposals)
Provides project management and cross-functional team leadership for sourcing initiatives
Makes recommendations, gains agreement and implements solutions on behalf of a diverse organization 
Ensures the consistent use of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement methodology
Other responsibilities may include oversight or accountability of non-inventory procurement policies; contract management; procurement training; Oracle database configuration, maintenance and testing; capital and operating expense budget forecasting and analysis; departmental IT requirements; and administrative support for procurement organization activities

Requirements/Qualifications:  

BA/BS degree; Supply Chain Management or related preferred 
5-7 years’ business experience in procurement, buying, purchasing, strategic sourcing and/or commodities required
o Minimum 3 years’ experience in supplier management, contract management, Key Performance Indicator tracking, and financial analysis
o Minimum 2 years’ experience sourcing/procurement in commodity categories
Experience managing sourcing/procurement or related projects from start to finish
RFI, RFQ, RFP and/or bid analysis experience required 
A moderate to complex level of knowledge in: 
o Spreadsheets - Excel – Ability to perform complex financial analyses, write macros, develop formulas and use functions such as pivot and lookup tables 
o Word Processing - MS Word - Ability to draft contractual agreements and other documents suitable for presentation to intermediate and senior level internal associates. 
A moderate to complex level of financial analysis knowledge. Moderately complex modeling and problem solving skills
Experience in negotiating pricing, purchase contract terms and conditions (including statements of work (SOWs) a plus)
Ability to assess suppliers against their contractual commitments and develop performance improvement plans for those not meeting commitments
Familiarity with working in a high-volume, highly dynamic, rapid-paced environment
Ability to lead a cross functional team
Ability to work under moderate supervision and guidance at a consistent pace
Change management skills
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

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