Director, Strategic Sourcing- Corporate Services

Logicsource Norwalk , CT 06850

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Director, Strategic Sourcing- Corporate Services

LogicSource Overview

LogicSource is an innovative leader in sourcing and procurement services, we help companies increase profits through better buying. LogicSource is owned and operated by an experienced group of global business veterans who came together under the common goal to radically change the way sourcing and procurement works. We've reinvented sourcing and procurement with an execution-based, fully transparent business model that ensures clients don't spend a dime until they see results.

Our people gain exposure to projects and clients spanning a broad set of categories across multiple industries. Opportunities for getting involved, whether working across functions or learning a new category abound.

Our business model reflects our culture - radically different and rife with opportunity to make a difference. Our professionals enjoy the intellectual stimulation, challenge and satisfaction that only a sophisticated organization, coupled with relevant and meaningful business challenges to solve, can afford.

Position Summary:

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Director, Sourcing Practice - Corporate Services in our Norwalk, CT Office. You will be a key member of our Operations and Strategic Sourcing Team managing Professional Service engagements, reporting to the Managing Director in our Norwalk, CT headquarters. This role can be remote for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies as a key part of our solution to deliver on client objectives for Corporate Services and related categories including: Contingent Labor, Professional Services, Financial Services, Consulting Services and Human Resources. A plus to have additional experience in other Indirect Procurement categories, such as IT, Travel, Real Estate, etc..

  • Build, manage and execute large-scale and multi-client RF(x)s through our sourcing software:

  • Create templates in the software

  • Gather pertinent information and enter data

  • Launch RF(x)s and monitor vendor progress

  • Process large amounts of client data to compile market baskets and vendor panels for RF(x)s

  • Summarize RF(x) results for presentation to SMEs or other internal stakeholders

  • Source suppliers and foster strong supplier relationships

  • Negotiate best pricing and service through the application of LogicSource's sourcing methodology

  • Provide first-rate customer service to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, internal and external

  • Remain abreast of the latest industry innovations and continually feed information to those serving our clients

  • Indirectly manage and support a team of 2 to 3 sourcing managers

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of seven years cross-functional experience in managing the end to end strategic sourcing process and at least 3 years specifically in the Corporate Services vertical

  • Demonstrated success in Indirect Procurement or Services Procurement is a plus

  • Prior experience interfacing with clients and/or stakeholders at all organizational levels, especially within a services industry (e.g., professional consulting, BPO, outsourcing)

  • Capable of managing sourcing initiatives for categories with little to no previous experience by leveraging a complete understanding of sourcing principles and processes

  • Strong organizational and project management skills to ensure on-time delivery

  • Experience with e-sourcing software is a plus

  • Strong communication skills with the proven ability to interact effectively with suppliers, and internal or client stakeholders at all organizational levels

  • Detail oriented with the keen ability deliver on client expectations, influencing others or escalating as needed to do so

  • Proven ability to build relationships and gain credibility in areas beyond defined scope of work

  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills

  • Analytically adept with strong Microsoft Excel skills and the ability to synthesize and interpret data accurately

  • Ability to present intelligently with strong Microsoft PowerPoint skills

Travel

Expected travel requirements +/-25%.

Other Duties

This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

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