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Top Chicago educational institution is looking for as a Sourcing Category Leader in our Supply Chain Department. In this role, you will develop sourcing strategy for specified key spending categories to achieve key organizational and departmental goals. The Supply Chain department runs a 24/7 operation. This team uses analysis techniques to ensure optimization of resources. In this role, the Category Sourcing Leader develops sourcing strategy for specified key spend categories to achieve key organizational and departmental goals such as reviewing and selecting appropriate suppliers and works with Materials team to negotiate contracts and ensure that terms of established contracts are maintained and properly executed . Essential Job Functions: SOURCING: Leads Sourcing Teams and Value Analysis Teams (VAT) under direction of Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing. Independently secures data from suppliers and internal sources, and performs effective analysis of findings to DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT and MONITOR supplier strategies and relationships in all aspects of cost, quality, delivery, technology and service; PROCUREMENT: Conducts industry and product research, and leads supplier meetings. Assists in the solicitation of Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quote (RFQs) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) as required by Assistant Director. Gathers and compiles information from a variety of sources to contribute to analyses; CONTRACT SUPPORT: Executes contract renewals, service and maintenance agreements, and unique sourcing activities for assigned categories. Prepares negotiation plan and executes under direction of Assistant Director; LEAN: Supports Lean process initiatives through use of 5S, Value Stream Maps, and Kaizen improvement events. Recognizes opportunities to maximize savings and increase efficiencies through shorter cycle times, first time quality measures, and process mapping, and drives changes accordingly; COMMUNICATION: Provides effective communication to management, co-workers, and suppliers to establish collaborative communication, especially as related to activity status of supply chain initiatives. Serves as a professional and knowledgeable representative of organization to outside suppliers; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Actively engages in professional development to maintain current skills and knowledge of business trends and best practices. If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your resume DIRECTLY to Claire . marshall @ roberthalflegal AND chinetta . foster @ roberthalflegal


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree; required in Business, Supply Chain, Purchasing; Requires one (3) to three (5) years of previous job-related experience; Requires strong analytical abilities including high aptitude for Microsoft Excel, Access, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Word. Strategic Sourcing and Total Cost of Ownership improvement process experience; Master’s Degree is preferred as well as Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) are all pluses. If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your resume DIRECTLY to Claire . marshall @ roberthalflegal AND chinetta . foster @ roberthalflegal

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Salary: $80,000.00 - $85,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Posted: February 23, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01300-9502862917

Staffing Area: Legal