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Aerotek Sourcing Analyst in Overland Park, Kansas

Description:

Responsible for spend category management, strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations, contracting, procurement and contact administration of spend for various and sometimes complex categories of spend. Manage and ensure compliance with Procurement Policy, and Procurement Methods and Procedures. Serve as the key liaison between vendor and internal stakeholders to proactively develop and manage sourcing plans, lead various sourcing projects, including RFI’s and RFP’s, and negotiate sourcing contracts for smaller sized categories and projects, as assigned, in the best interest of the organization. Responsible for category management of smaller-scale procurement initiatives that involve leading work activities such as development and distribution of RFX proposal packages, evaluation of RFX proposals, financial analysis (i.e., total cost of ownership (TCO), price negotiation, negotiation of contract terms & conditions, and management of contract compliance and dispute resolution. Manage individual project prioritization. Learn and apply supply chain and sourcing principles, theories, and concepts. Learn and apply project management and negotiation approaches on all sourcing projects. Manage compliance with Fiscal Policy, Procurement Policy and Procurement Methods and Procedures. Educate and ensure compliance with these policies. Build relationships and collaborate with functional business units to plan Procurement and Sourcing projects. Advocate for the competitive bidding of purchase requirements. Negotiate, draft, red-line and interpret contract provisions. Monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contracted obligations; assist with clarifying contract requirements and resolving any conflicts. Manage assigned categories of spend. For key suppliers that may be assigned, help manage a key supplier performance management program, including score-carding and quarterly business reviews, to meet changing needs of the business, ensuring strategic alignment and optimal performance. Work to resolve procurement issues and structure sourcing projects for assigned categories that cross a range of diverse operating companies, topics, and processes.

Skills:

rfi, sourcing, Contract, Purchasing, Procurement, Rfp, negotiation, oracle, coupa, supply chain, outlook

Top Skills Details:

rfi,sourcing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain management, or procurement. Three (3) years sourcing project leadership experience, including RFP management, negotiations, category management, contract drafting and redlining (including Statements of Work), and supplier performance management. Negotiations experience. Experience with Source-to-Pay process. Experience in the trucking/transportation industry. Knowledge of sourcing systems such as SAP, Coupa, Ariba or Oracle. Experience with Oracle and Coupa applications.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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