Sourcing Specialist, Sr.

  • Company: City of Atlanta - Department of Watershed Management
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA
  • Salary: $50,900 to $84,800
  • Date Posted: July 8, 2022
  • Closing Date: August 31, 2022


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. Performs a wide variety of data management work within the Procurement Planning and Strategic Sourcing office of the Department of Watershed Management. Collects and organizes information to prepare acquisition packages in the form of Invitations for Bid (IFB), Request for Qualifications (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), amendments, change orders, and task orders of any complexity, enterprise-wide sourcing while providing contract administration support and assistance for both finished goods and professional services. May maintain ongoing reporting processes and produce organizational reports that convey types of solicitations by office, due dates, legislative activity, and program/project management resources. Key activities include management of cost reduction projects, leading strategic sourcing and supplier development activities, supplier contract negotiation and other contract administration duties.


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.) NIGP certification a PLUS!!

Application Process

Apply on the City of Atlanta webpage - Click on "I Want to" Click on "Apply for a job" Check the location box for 72 Marietta Scroll down until job appears and follow instructions

Contact Info

Name: Michelle Nelson - Recruiter
Phone: 770-871-0800
Closing Date: August 31, 2022