Sourcing Specialist - Kansas City, MO

Date Posted: 05/12/2020

Equity Staffing Group is seeking a Sourcing Specialist to help support technical projects at a renowned company in KC.

Top Skills Needed:
Microsoft Office
Experience reviewing contracts
Experience using Peoplesoft or similar procurement programs

The Sourcing Specialist serves as the local day-to-day representative of Procurement for a primary business location (e.g., a major power plant), or for a designated function (e.g., a set of Delivery or Corporate customers) for emergent and near-term needs. The Sourcing Specialist identifies and manages key business relationships and looks for ways to continuously improve the customer relationship and satisfaction. •Demonstrates and models the application of business partner relationship management principles in day-to-day execution of responsibilities and achieves expected results. Builds customers’ understanding of enterprise requirements and SCM strategic direction, in addition to seeking ways to improve customer satisfaction. •Source and contract for low to moderately complex products and services, above the bid the threshold, often as part of a cross-functional team, in a manner consistent with procurement policies and plans that generates economic value and reduced risk. •Review, negotiate, and obtain final approval of any deviations from corporate procurement policies and procedures and terms and conditions on Statements of Work and Master Agreements. •Updates contract changes via Amendments and resolves purchase order match exceptions.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field is required. Minimum of two (2) years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or business operations. Experience in the energy, utilities, manufacturing or construction industry is preferred. Ability to execute on several low- to moderately-complex sourcing events under $2M concurrently in a matrix organization and with off-site management Intermediate skill level in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other Supply Chain Management/ERP software is preferred. Effective multi-tasker, prioritizing, addressing and advancing multiple projects/issues concurrently in a fast-paced environment, keeping relevant stakeholders informed. Ability to organize and execute sourcing events involving cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.

Ideal Candidate
This role will support Supply Chain by reviewing a backlog of expired...or soon to expire...Master Agreement documents (MSA, MPA, or GSA), creating new MSA's based on new requirements, and assisting with amendments to these agreements. Able to answer routine questions and issues relating to completed contracts; review requirements and options for resolution or refer to the Strategic Sourcing Manager as appropriate. Knowledgeable of procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with reduced risk and long-term best value results.




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