Supports project and program sourcing/procurement activities involving but not limited to, developing RFI/RFP, developing strategy and approach to score, management of the procurement process, contract negotiation, due diligence, contract dispositions, and successful vendor relationship management and communications.
Supports procure to pay strategies, vendor delivery performance and relationships with vendors.
Develops strong working relationships with team members and business partners to achieve desired outcomes for issues and objectives through effective drafting of contracts and identifying sourcing/procurement needs.
Develops strategies and measures to resolve business performance and sourcing issues with business partners.
Ensures adherence to contract, procurement, and vendor management policies and procedures while continuing to focus upon process efficiency and thorough governance.
Partners with IT Finance to review contract and procurement related billing and payment processing for accuracy, and follows up with vendors regarding data quality as appropriate.
Oversees sourcing and procurement life cycle phases and identifies new vendor sources as business requirements progress.
Supports ‘Supplier Diversity Program’ goals and objectives.
Proactively manages current understanding of industry and sourcing best practices and in depth commodity/spend category knowledge.
Actively supports and engages with experts and stakeholders to ensure continuous improvements are identified through due diligence and benchmarking processes.
Proactively provides other team members and business partners with alternative sourcing solutions as key business decisions are determined.
Ensures compliance with legal and financial requirements.
Collaborates with IT and Supply Chain business partners to forecast vendor needs and to assess current state gaps for continuous performance improvement and compliance.
Ensures that all sourcing and procurement activities follow standard policy, procedures, and methodology, while adhering to compliance standards and meeting project timescales.
Supports accountability for governance and process/program controls to ensure business continuity, to protect company assets, and to maintain compliance with corporate policies.
Effectively manages vendor relationships and communicates relevant vendor management information to stakeholders and teams.
Provides knowledge sharing of sourcing and procurement activities, vendor management process requirements, relevant vendor data, governance strategies, and compliance activities.