Management Analyst Senior (Senior Sourcing Specialist - Procurement)

  • Company: City of Atlanta
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia 30303 United States of America
  • Salary: $50,900 to $84,800
  • Date Posted: September 3, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 19, 2021


The Sr. Sourcing Specialist is responsible for driving the sourcing procurement of goods and services in alignment with business leadership, along with contracting and supplier relationship management. You will lead competitive commodity and category strategies to achieve lowest total cost for your projects, reduced working capital via negotiation planning and execution. In a dynamic environment you will manage multiple projects and supplier performance to ensure supply continuity; and ensure compliance with city business policies and procedures. Key activities include management of cost reduction projects, leading strategic sourcing and supplier development activities, supplier contract negotiation and other contract administration duties. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Leads high energy, cross-functional teams responsible for developing, implementing, and executing of sourcing strategies specific to defined category in order to reduce cost and mitigate risk. Manages and conducts procurement solicitations (IFB, RFI, RFP, RFQ) of any complexity, enterprise-wide sourcing projects (e.g., preparing bid analysis, process specifications, tests, reports, and other exhibits for critical and complex requirements, presenting sourcing recommendations, managing timeline related to bid/proposal - meetings, amendments, and notifications). Ensures proper control & consistent application of best practices for the enterprise through the use of sourcing and procurement processes. Develops negotiation strategies, gains alignment from business stakeholders, leads cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams using BATNA and other methodologies, and implements appropriate supplier risk analyses. Conducts complex analyses, including demand, market, supplier and value analysis (cost-reduction, cost avoidance and total cost of ownership). Has great understanding of requirements for contract development and evaluation. Work with key business offices, and subject matter experts throughout the organization to ensure that new requirements are sourced in a timely manner. Perform analysis and interpretation of various procedures and guidelines as it relates to sourcing of goods and/or services. Support and improve supplier development programs (e.g., supplier diversity, procurement sustainability programs,). Develop Service Level Agreements to effectively measure and manage supplier performance and performance by building supplier scorecards and establishing regular supplier meetings to ensure supplier effectiveness. Provide technical and functional knowledge of the category and leading-edge analytical methods which encompass people, systems, and financial measures. Collaborate with legal to ensure contract compliance. Analyze supplier contracts and recommend appropriate changes. Perform prospective supplier assessments including financial stability and customer reference checks.


Job Specifications Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management (or equivalent work experience). At least 5-8 years of Procurement, Category Management, Supplier Management or Sourcing. Project Management experience considered a plus Relationship and communication skills with ability to collaborate with and influence internal and external partners across all levels and geographic markets; proven ability to initiate and maintain stakeholder engagement; ability to develop a deep and thorough understanding of business category goals and objectives as they relate holistically to the enterprise. Strong negotiation, contracting, communication (verbal & written), influence and leadership skills. Strategic thinking and planning skills, balanced with proven track record of delivering tangible results in complex and matrix work environment. Strong initiative with ability to set stretch goals and define steps to achieve results. Proven skills to develop and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies. Demonstrated negotiation, presentation, and decision-making skills. Ability to perform financial analysis (i.e., supplier capital projects, ROI, NPV, financial status, make vs. buy, lease vs. buy, etc.) Advanced PC skills required (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.)

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Contact Info

Name: Nicholas Torrence
Phone: 404-865-8746
Closing Date: September 19, 2021