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Senior Procurement & Vendor Management Specialist

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Aegon Cedar Rapids , IA 52402

Posted 2 months ago

Responsibilities

  • Works independently to execute category, commodity or supplier specific sourcing strategies for high complexity transactions and drive this across functional organizations and business units to affect policies, processes and procedures having an impact on revenue and profitability.

  • Create workspaces in Ariba Contracts Workbench.

  • Access electronic and paper contract files to determine existence and applicability of a current contract.

  • Creates and administers supplier request for proposals (RFPs)

  • Conducts benchmarking to ensure proposed supplier solutions are competitive to the market

  • Performs market research to understand and document competitive supplier landscape and service capabilities.

  • Ensures project milestones are met and benefits delivered; Resolves supplier issues that arise during implementations, acting as a liaison with Project and Divisional Management

  • Escalates issues as needed to Senior Management; Provides transition support for exiting existing supplier relationships.

  • Participates on local or global cross-functional teams to assist the with analyzing procurement spend trends using data derived from available spend data, with the evaluation of sourcing opportunities, with pre-award and post-award procurement activities, such as volume reporting and evaluation of RFP responses, and with reporting and analysis used to develop and implement the selected the supplier.

  • Perform program management activities for procurement-owned programs, as applicable to the commodity area. Duties include but are not limited to: managing catalogs, processing non-catalog requisitions, researching new suppliers, short-form agreements, renewals, and identifying cost-save opportunities within managed programs.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, or other directly applicable field or equivalent education/experience. At least 5 years of experience in category procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier management and contract management. Experience with the supplier identification, selection and negotiation process. Knowledge of supplier management best practices and industry trends. Exceptional written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills requiring a balance of assertiveness, tact and diplomacy; demonstrated ability to lead difficult conversations and collaborate, facilitate, and achieve consensus amongst key stakeholders; Ability to work effectively and cultivate strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external parties; Ability to work with teams across geographically dispersed locations; Ability to effectively manage ambiguous situations and drive towards clarification; Demonstrated ability to influence others and drive change; Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail; Ability to succeed under pressure, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a rapid-paced environment; Self-motivated with a positive attitude; Strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to put strategic plans into operation; Proven ability to manage multiple projects and support activities within a single job function.

Preferred Qualifications

Global perspective and experience working with diverse customers and suppliers; Experience in a shared services environment; Experience in the financial services industry; Experience managing suppliers with global product/service provisioning models; Experience across multi-functional business processes; Experience working with various electronic procurement tools.

Working Conditions

Work will generally be done out of an AEGON office location; Minimal domestic or international travel may be required.

Company information

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It's more than a paycheck. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs, please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

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