19 days old

Sourcing Analyst, Program Contract Print

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**



**SBA Sourcing Analyst, Program Contract Print:**



The SBA Print Sourcing Team is responsible for over $100 million in print procurement and service for our Contract Customers. This team excels at building strong customer and supplier relationships while utilizing creative problem-solving methods to meet and exceed customer expectations.



**Position Summary:**



+ With minimum supervision, carries out broad assignments to procure finished goods and services for resale requiring extensive or specialized knowledge of the printing industry.

+ Utilizes online quoting tools and systems to procure print product for Staples internal customers (Sales, Sales Support).

+ Develops alternative sources of supply, when supplier partners are unable to procure the items required by customers and ensure lowest cost and best-time delivery.

+ Collaborates with sales and strategic sourcing partners to obtain competitive pricing.

+ Assist with the implementation of Program/RFP print products.

+ Negotiates with supplier partners by product line to develop standardized pricing for rate card items.

+ Acquire product knowledge and follow industry trends.



**Primary Responsibilities:**



+ Gathers information from sales and sales support to develop detailed specifications for various print product categories. Using these specifications, solicits bids and quote requests to qualified suppliers using the company designated processes and procurement tools.

+ Negotiates with Supplier partners to deliver best pricing and best value. Provide sales with proactive communication regarding progress of quote request while working within tight time deadlines

+ Ability to describe specifications from samples provided by the requestor utilizing commonly used industry tools - ruler, micrometer, loop, paper swatches, and PMS books.

+ Procures finished goods and services for resale, utilizing established suppliers and/or contacting new suppliers as alternative sources of supply when needed. Provides alternatives when cost savings and/or better solutions can be realized.

+ Support internal partners as needed (Program Sourcing opportunities, Merchandising teams, Supply Chain teams). Support the NAD Business Unit.

+ Possess a strong team building work ethic as well as foster a productive, professional work environment, supporting departmental initiatives, processes and procedures.

+ Works closely with Sales support teams to resolve supplier and sales issues/concerns/requests.

+ Works with Sourcing Manager to qualify/request new strategic suppliers. Works with Supplier Relations to address concerns/issues and possible removal of strategic suppliers from our database.

+ Work closely with Sourcing Manager to proactively communicate with internal and external business partners.

+ Cross functionally train in all areas of print sourcing. Achieve departmental goals and objectives.

+ Provide exceptional customer service to our internal and external customers.



**Qualifications**

**Required Qualifications:**



+ High School Diploma or GED

+ Previous print purchasing experience

+ Demonstrated negotiation skills

+ Knowledge of various product categories related to custom print manufacturing (i.e. envelopes, forms, digital print etc.)

+ Knowledge of systems: Microsoft Office Suite

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; self-motivation

+ Ability to work in a team environment and fluid organizational structure

+ Flexible, detail-oriented with strong organizational and information-gathering skills

+ Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written, including problem solving and conflict resolution skills



**Preferred Qualifications:**



+ Bachelors Degree

+ 3-5 years print purchasing experience

+ Knowledge of systems: AS400, Salesforce.com

+ Proven professionalism

+ Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment

+ Strong Multi-tasking and Time Management skills



_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: 2020-11-10 Expires: 2020-12-10

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