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Strategic Sourcing Manager

220 Strategic Sourcing Manufacturing & Distribution Akron, Ohio, US
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Performance Health is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for driving cost savings and strategic sourcing for distributed products within our broad clinical product line and utilize your extensive strategic sourcing experience, should cost modeling and negotiation skills. A clear understanding of contracts and a high competence for negotiating commercial terms is a plus. Experience in the supply of medical devices, therapy products, sports equipment and supplies will be an advantage. In addition, you will be responsible for implementing a formal supplier evaluation and RFP process for major purchases. This is both a strategy and execution role that will require cross-functional collaboration. Essential Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesDefine and lead the strategic sourcing and procurement strategy for multiple product categoriesDrive significant cost savings through negotiations utilizing 'should cost' modeling - Ability to work independently - Analyzes spend and costs within commodity areas and identify opportunities for cost reduction, quality/delivery improvement. Directs, develops and maintains commodity strategies. - Conduct industry analysis, competitive inquiry, supplier analysis. Sourcing: - Ability to identify sourcing needs and ideal suppliers for those needs - Preparation and management of the Request for Proposal process (RFP) - Evaluate and analyze supplier proposals - Preparation of sound legal purchasing contracts and supply agreements and possess knowledge of purchasing contracts and terminology - Provide input to internal stakeholders on budget development based on supplier/market pricing - Establish savings objectives, track savings and other required metrics - Perform analysis of supplier spend data and process metrics to proactively recommend improvements - Strong negotiation skillsProjects/New Product Introductions: - Must have good knowledge of various Sourcing practices and tools; Lead/support efforts to enhance the value of Sourcing to Performance Health - Ensure sourcing guidelines are understood and adhered to - Extend the reach of Sourcing by exercising appropriate influence within project teams, new product development teams and peers Performs other duties as assigned Job Qualifications Bachelor’s degreeFive to eight years of strategic sourcing experienceFive years or more of negotiations experienceStrong understanding of how to optimize costs with supplier and delivery risk through tough negotiation, good vendor selection, and appropriate contractSolid ability to author and negotiate procurement contractsProficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and ExcelProven negotiation skillsExcellent relationship management skillsExcellent project management skillsAbility to travel up to 10% of the time; including overnight travel To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The r
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