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Chicago, Illinois Stefanini

Stefanini Group is hiring Procurement Manager in Chicago, IL!

Support work efforts across a multitude of sub-categories within Indirect Procurement through internal partner alignment and satisfaction, supplier relationship management, contract management, program management, and category and project sourcing initiatives as well as administratively support resolution of supplier issues, document processing and conduct industry research.

Assist Indirect Leadership team in strategic planning, analytics and achievement of objectives for commodities within team's scope.


Establish trust and build effective business relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders for short- and long-term partnership

Develop and implement the strategies

Drive category knowledge, understand cost drivers and be innovative/creative on how to reduce costs without jeopardizing quality

Support teams with research, analytical modeling, invoice or payment term resolution, building & documenting best practices, etc.

Strategic Sourcing:

Develop & execute sourcing strategies for assigned commodities

Manage scope of assigned categories to achieve business objectives and benefit targets

Lead ongoing category management activities within assigned scope

Ensure meeting or exceeding benefits targets for impact to bottom line

Build and manage internal customer relationships and satisfaction for assigned categories, understanding business requirements as input into enterprise-wide sourcing efforts

Maintain external / marketplace awareness, related to trends within responsibility scope, and supply chain best practices

Lead implementation activities for commodities with impacts to the business and key stakeholders

Proactively engage internal business partners to communicate new product solutions based on category, market and sourcing information

Participate in appropriate business team meetings to ensure engagement and facilitate relationships with internal business partners

Work with subject matter experts and internal customers to gather and assess challenging business requirements

Provide strategic guidance to profiles and models used to support sourcing decisions

Lead supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis

Contract development and management (Master Agreements, Business Schedules, NDAs, etc) in Ariba Contract system to ensuring the most optimal terms and conditions while never compromising service or quality

Support team members in conducting risk management activities (gaining risk management expertise)

Create and analyze indirect spend reports for commodities within team's scope

Support team in analysis/interpretation of our procure to pay system compliance, developing and implementing action plans as necessary

Coordinate, assist in research and drive category plan development for team's objectives

Work within Source to Contract system to assure team compliance for contract database, utilization of sourcing tools, etc.

Contribute to cash flow performance by identifying opportunities for improvement

Supplier Management:

Manage supplier relationships, conduct quarterly business reviews to measure and ensure supplier performance related to assigned scope area

Establish supplier KPIs/SLAs, customizing as appropriate for categories

Review performance management data with suppliers and associated business impacts

Address and resolve issues escalated by key stakeholders

Monitor supplier compliance with supplier agreements related to area of scope

Enable supplier catalogs within procure to pay system to facilitate internal customer's purchasing of goods and services

Project Management:

Lead Cross-Functional Category Teams across business units for assigned commodities

Provide support on other complex sourcing initiatives as required

Drive the creation and oversee the implementation of communication plans, implementation strategies, timelines etc.

Support peer procurement professionals to expand knowledge and experience

Ensure meeting or exceeding targets for significant impact to bottom line

Provide frequent and timely communication on all projects

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Operations, Business or Supply Chain

Minimum of 5 years in procurement preferably in a leadership role

Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with other driven stakeholders

Ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems

Ability to work with multiple projects at a time with various levels of complexity

Understand the components of a Legal agreement and have experience in commercial terms negotiation

You have strong written, verbal, and listening skills

Strong understanding of financial principles and have worked with a budget

Excellent negotiator and an influencer

Strong analytical skills, knowledge of e-Sourcing tools and proficient with MS Excel

Results and service oriented, reliable, responsive and ethical

Contract development and management (Master Agreements, Business Schedules, NDAs, etc) experience in Ariba Contract system

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