Sourcing Specialist

Westchester County, NY

Post Date: 11/27/2017 Job ID: 4459 Department: Admin/Operations


Title: Sourcing Specialist

Location: Westchester County, NY               

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Administrative/Operations

Hours: Full-time

Description:  Hiring a Sourcing Specialist for a top New York Academic Center. The Sourcing Specialist manage the sourcing process for their categories to maximize the value achieved through effective contract negotiation, contract management and vendor relationships. As the Sourcing Specialist, the individual will work closely with stakeholders and/or end users to evaluate products and/or services, i.E. Cost, quality, service and work toward standardization and cost savings.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops optimal sourcing strategies for achieving greatest value and lowest total cost of ownership;
  • Negotiates contracts with existing or potential vendors;
  • Manages assigned contracts for processing & updating before expiration date;
  • Works closely with stakeholders and/or end users to evaluate products and/or services, i.E. Cost, quality, service and work toward standardization and cost savings;
  • Conducts regular vendor business reviews, maintains vendor relationships, and ensures accountability and performance tracking;
  • Benchmarking;
  • Resolves end user issues with vendors as they arise;
  • Conducts RFx process, analyzes and evaluates vendor proposals and presents sourcing recommendations;
  • Understands and interprets contracts for most effective contract management and standardization based on contract terms and conditions;
  • Prepare and/or issue purchase orders/contracts. Obtain legal review and approval of contracts. Administer contracts/POs from award to competition. Expedite delivers and conduct follow-up procedures. Resolve Purchase Order/contract disputes with suppliers. Resolve quality & payment issues with suppliers/verify purchasing practice compliance with established laws, policies and ethics


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required


Experience Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a high-volume supply chain/purchasing environment with related specific skill sets
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of current market conditions;
  • Understanding and application of project management techniques/methodologies as applied to both project lead and project participant roles
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