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Sourcing Agent III (IT) in Canonsburg, PA at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description

Our client, a leader in the natural gas industry, is currently seeking a Sourcing Agent (IT) to work on a contract basis in the Canonsburg, PA area. This contract engagement is currently scheduled for a duration of 6 months, with the potential for extension or conversion to permanent employment. Although this role resides in Canonsburg, candidates must be able/willing to spend a few weeks in the downtown location for training.

On a daily basis, the Sourcing Specialist organizes and executes Sourcing and Procurement programs for IT, utilizing best in class and proven purchasing/supply chain techniques.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead multiple cross-functional procurement initiatives; maximize value of purchased goods and services as required by IT in accordance with product/service specifications
  • Lead all aspects of the procurement process for IT projects of moderate to high complexity including, but not limited to, pre-qualification of potential suppliers, RFP issuance, proposal evaluation including complex pricing analysis and negotiation of resultant agreements
  • Identify cost savings opportunities for IT through experience-based solutions focused on leveraging current and projected spend, product/service/supplier consolidation, analytics and market knowledge
  • Develop, implement and manage programs for IT to maximize the value of supplier relationships via ongoing monitoring, measurement and management of supplier performance.

Required Experience/Critical Skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience sourcing products / services with RFPs, data analytics, negotiating contracts and placing orders for IT (hardware, software, cloud services, telecom, IT Labor, etc.) with proven track record.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, operations management, supply chain REQUIRED; Master’s degree or higher is a plus.
  • CPM and/or CPSM is a plus.
  • Performance and relationship management of IT suppliers with proven track record.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with IT departments with track record
  • High proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Ability to regularly travel overnight to other locations- about 10% of the time
  • Ability to create and maintain relationship with internal Business Unit stakeholder and external suppliers.
  • Experience working with MRP systems, JDE and Oracle
  • Strong oral and written communication skills – able to communicate effectively, and engage at all levels within an organization

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for over 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.