The Sourcing Category Specialist for Global Facilities Services is located in the Covance Madison, Wisconsin Office.
The Sourcing Category Specialist will implement global sourcing strategies for facilities services including spend & market analysis, contribute to strategic development projects, facilitate sourcing councils and manage spend categories/programs on smaller projects, under the guidance of the Sourcing Category Managers.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on assigned categories/subcategories of spend; negotiate new and renewed pricing and contracts.
Prepare and submit scopes of work and RFQ/P documents.
Package and implement subsequent PO’s and contracts.
This position requires good communications skills, ability to interpret trends and spend analysis, strong negotiating skills, and interaction with leadership teams as well as sourcing expertise within global and regional markets, alongside good project management skills and the ability to work independently as well as with a team.
Bachelor's Degree preferred with 1-3 years of experience purchasing, supply chain and/or sourcing
or Associate Degree with 2-5 years of experience in purchasing, supply chain and/or sourcing
CPM or equivalent work experiences preferred
Years of experience in the job discipline: 1-3
Years of experience in other professional roles: 2-5
Regional and/or global sourcing responsibilities for spend categories
Lead projects and/or teams
Proven negotiation and understanding/knowledge of key contractual terms
Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
Possess ability to work with complex legal documents
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with end users and vendors