Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | Strategic Sourcing Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in engineering, sales, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for an international leader.
Objective:
This position is accountable for cost effective sourcing and contracting. Responsible for managing suppliers, developing and implementing commodity strategies, performing supplier capability assessments, continuous improvement and benchmarking world class suppliers to assist the present supply base and identify future suppliers. Exercises sound and ethical judgment in contract negotiations (including terms and conditions) to leverage highest level of quality at lowest cost.

Shall be responsible for managing suppliers, developing and implementing commodity strategies, performing supplier capability assessments, continuous improvement and benchmarking world class suppliers to assist the present supply base and identify future suppliers.

Responsibilities:

• Responsibilities include negotiation of contractual terms and conditions and development of comprehensive scopes of work.
• Issues Request for Proposals (RFPs), performs competitive supplier evaluations, and participates in and implements the organization’s strategic and tactical plans while driving action cross functionally that may affect organizational policies, practices, processes and procedures.
• Serves as a vital interface to internal customer(s) and management as a recognized source of expertise for the sourcing function and responsible for cross commodity sourcing and leading/managing special projects.
Requirements:
  • 5+ years of vendor negotiation and purchasing experience, demonstrated experience in contracting, bid evaluation, analysis techniques, and project management.
  • Bachelors degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred