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Sourcing & Contracts Specialist

Philadelphia, PA
January 13, 2021


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline.• A minimum of 5 years of Procurement and/or Operations experience with a record of increased responsibility and/or work complexity within a best practice environment.• Exposure to supplier management, category spend analysis, supplier rationalization programs, and bid management; and familiarity with applicable laws, procurement concepts, best practices, trends and issues.• Experience with indirect spend categories, the healthcare industry, and an advanced degree and/or consulting experience a plus.• Experience managing supply contracts, including complex long-term contracts, short-term transactional agreements and consulting engagements.• Strong research, writing and communication skills.• Excellent organization, prioritization, project management, and problem solving skills.• High proficiency or mastery of Excel and other Microsoft applications, and strong technical aptitude.• An eagerness to learn, personable demeanor and demonstrated ability to interact in a team oriented environment across multiple levels of an organization.• An ability to lead, manage and participate on project teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making.• A results oriented and data-driven approach.• Strong focus on quality and integrity.• The willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing business requirements and develop/execute tactical & strategic plans to meet business needs.• Resourcefulness and creativity.• The ability to take direction, work independently, and perform detailed work in a high-paced, dynamic environment; handle multiple projects simultaneously; and ensure tasks are completed and deadlines are met as required.• Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues, and demonstrate initiative, mature judgment, superior customer service orientation, and the ability to anticipate the needs of the organization.

The primary purpose of the job is to:The Sourcing and Contracts Specialist leads cross-functional teams to develop and implement sourcing strategies for both simple and complex transactions, to achieve best total value within a broad range of technical and professional service categories. Responsibilities include managing the end-to-end Sourcing process from market analysis and RFP process management, to contract negotiation and drafting; as well as ongoing strategic category and contract management.