1+ months

Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**

**Sourcing Manager Staples Digital Solutions/IT**



**Job Summary:**



The Sourcing Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Sourcing Staples Digital Solutions. Staples Digital Solutions (SDS) is the Information Technology department within Staples. The position is 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.



The Sourcing Manager supports multiple teams/areas within the Staples Digital Solutions/IT category. The Sourcing Manager works with multiple IT suppliers and technologies to manage and optimize Staples IT spend. The Sourcing Manager is responsible for specific projects and contract negotiations to achieve the category goals including annual sourcing savings targets.



The successful candidate must work well in a team environment. Understanding and demonstrating Staples core values listed below are a big part of success for this position.



+ Put the customer first. Always

+ Work together. Be inclusive.

+ Stay curious. Be your best.



The successful candidate must either be well versed in strategic sourcing practices with a willingness to learn the IT category or well versed in information technology with a desire to expand their skillset into sourcing processes and procedures to meet and exceed Staples SDS stakeholders requirements.



**Major Duties & Responsibilities:**



+ Proactively collaborate with SDS stakeholders to understand and help 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.

+ Collaborate with the SDS Finance and SDS stakeholders to manage the procure-to-pay process.

+ Provide SDS stakeholder teams with best in class service to navigate through the entire sourcing process.

+ Manage IT supplier relationships during new supplier setups, contract renewals, and renegotiations.

+ Act as liaison between Staples Legal team and Staples Risk team with SDS stakeholders.

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



**Qualifications**

**Basic Requirements:**



+ Bachelors degree required

+ 8+ years working in a professional environment

+ 5+ years Sourcing Experience

+ Strong Negotiations Skills

+ Demonstrated ability to generate cost reduction savings

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

+ Ability to Manage Multiple Projects/Contractors/Suppliers at the same time

+ Project Management, Contract Management, and Sourcing Process Knowledge

+ Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment

+ Financial Acumen and Analytical Skills

+ Familiarity with Procurement Technologies

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



**Preferred:**



+ Strong Verbal and Written Communications

+ Strong Interpersonal Skills/Strong Team Player

+ Ability to take the ball and run with minimal direction

+ Strong commitment to career and professional maturity

+ Function autonomously as well as part of a team

+ Technical Experience within IT Products and Services including hardware, software, and services

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

+ Experience with Coupas Procurement Technologies



_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._

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Posted: 2020-06-26 Expires: 2020-08-27

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