This position will be assigned to work out of our Home Office in Bloomington, IL or our Central Office in Minneapolis, MN.
COUNTRY Financial is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Corporate Services to join the Enterprise Procurement Team. This position will partner with various business areas to implement strategic contracting initiatives that incorporate category and industry best practices. In this highly collaborative role, you will be part of a departmental transformation and journey that places Procurement as a trusted and valued partner.
This position is responsible for the company's strategic sourcing activities. Evaluates and recommends sourcing events by analyzing enterprise and business area specific spend, end-user activity, strategic supplier partnerships and the marketplace. Issues requests for information and proposals. Evaluates bidder responses and makes commercial recommendations. Negotiates with vendors and suppliers to obtain best overall value agreements and determines if proposed contract changes and modifications are in the best interest of COUNTRY complying with company, state and federal rules and regulations. Manages supplier relationships and monitors contract performance. Works closely with internal business areas and stakeholders to assess internal requirements and supplier performance. Manages audit requests, contract dispute resolution, and overall supplier relationships. Leads supplier business reviews.
Uses the 5-step sourcing process to guide the development, issuance, and evaluation of vendor proposals.
Recommends and prepares documentation supporting an award decisions and negotiation strategies.
Manage and mitigate Supplier risk through the creation of risk assessments and mitigation plans, participate in ongoing risk management activities, document policies and standards, and promote vendor risk awareness.
Identifies and manages strategic suppliers and agreements and implement strategies to address deficiencies in service and performance, and resolution of contractual disputes and audits.
Deep understanding of and experience in leading complex sourcing initiatives that include multiple stakeholders and serve Corporate Service business areas to include (but is not limited to) IT, HR, Marketing and Finance.
Ability to develop, review and conform Statements of Work (SOW) into a contract/agreement.
Demonstrated Supplier management capabilities to include performance resolution.
Experience in process improvement initiatives.
Experience working with business and/or legal terms.
Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of strategic sourcing, supply chain, procurement, vendor management or related experience, OR
Master's degree and at least 6 years of strategic sourcing, supply chain, procurement, vendor management or related experience OR,
At least 10 years of strategic sourcing, supply chain, procurement, vendor management or related experience.
And 1 year of lead experience.
Normal office environment.
Work may extend beyond normal business hours as business needs dictate.
For more details about careers at COUNTRY Financial, please visit us online at www.countryfinancial.com/careers
COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.