Strategic Sourcing Lead - Knowledge Services

Job Locations (City + Country) US-FL-Tampa
ID 2021-24458
Knowledge Services - Sourcing Support
Position Type
Full-Time Employee
Posted Date
2 months ago(11/16/2021 12:48 PM)

Company Overview

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. Our clients include market global leaders with far-flung international operations, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, leading government and public institutions. 


We deliver practical, effective services and software that enable procurement leaders to maximise their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. That’s just some of the things that we do in our quest to build a beautiful company, enjoy the journey and make a difference. GEP is a place where individuality is prized, and talent respected. We’re focused on what is real and effective. GEP is where good ideas and great people are recognized, results matter, and ability and hard work drive achievements. We’re a learning organization, actively looking for people to help shape, grow and continually improve us.


Are you one of us?


GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.  GEP is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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What you will do

The Senior Sourcing Lead will lead strategic/tactical buying and support category strategies to help our customers deliver tangible results. You will also utilize your mentoring skills to ensure resources on the team have the tools and development needed to meet SLA's and goals while ensuring client delight. 


Main Activities

  • Supporting category managers with category strategy plans, sourcing execution, supporting category planning and strategic sourcing tasks
  • Interfacing and communicating with stakeholders, project team, suppliers, GEP network and tools, and providing support with respect to Supplier Management/ Procurement processes and policies;
  • Establishing, identifying and developing negotiation strategies, validating them with stakeholders and leading negotiations to ensure savings, timely supply and other benefits for purchases, business analytics, savings reporting and tracking, stakeholder interaction as part of the program
  • Commuication with  vendors and evaluating their products and capabilities as suppliers
  • Utilizing client ERP system for procurement operations and suggest improvements tailored to the client;
  • Demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, manage SOP’s, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes;
  • Managing all supplier selection and procurement activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, Scorecard and Bid Analysis, etc.);
  • Working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Reviewing orders for accuracy and compliance with existing policies and procedures

What you should bring

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a client service-oriented focus
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 3+ years of experience in Procurement including leadership responsibilities 
  • Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills i.e. regarding creating baselines, performing market tests/analyses, summarising the key points succinctly by email/in presentation
  • Well-developed negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Ability to manage various procurement projects at once and work with various stakeholders
  • Strong assessment skills to evaluate new purchase requirements based on spend risk etc.
  • Recent examples of leading and managing successful meetings
  • Ability to be effective in self-managed and team environments
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management in client organisations
  • Good record of interaction with procurement team and stakeholders


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