Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Cleveland, OH at Sedgwick

Date Posted: 8/27/2020

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Strategic Sourcing Specialist
For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick's talented team of 21,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets -- their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts®. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To assist with the development and execution of sourcing strategies; to assist with contract reviews with all Sedgwick suppliers; and to assist with the Sourcing budget.

  • Assists in the implementation of procurement strategies and ensures that sourcing strategies follow the procurement processes (RFx, contracting, invoicing, Supplier Diversity, etc.).
  • Provides and publishes periodic management reports and metrics for outreach, sourcing, awards, diversity spends, and other performance criteria to be used by Sourcing and Management.
  • Assists in the promotion of the supplier diversity initiative to influence vendor diversity, sustainability, and corporate vendor responsibility programs.
  • Acts as an interface to Marketing for all company RFP responses to supplier diversity questions; acts as secondary contact for interaction with stakeholders to advance supplier diversity and maximize supplier partnerships.
  • Helps educate the procurement organization regarding Sourcing strategies and tactics through policies, procedures, training, and hands-on support.
  • Participates in supplier outreach, due diligence, and networking to build relationships and monitor market opportunities.
  • Assists in the negotiation of category contracts and pricing for 'large' purchases as defined by the procurement policy.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Supports the organization's quality program(s).
  • Travels as required.
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation preferred.
Three (3) years of experience in supplier diversity, procurement, supply chain, or related field,  or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Skills & Knowledge
  • Excellent supplier relationship and management skills
  • Knowledge of government subcontract reporting requirements such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Knowledge of general legal and regulatory concepts (FARs, Uniform Commercial Code, etc.)
  • Knowledge of procurement terminology
  • Fluent with contract terminology
  • Strong oral and written communication, including presentation skills
  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent analytical and interpretive skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE: Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a
Drug-Free Workplace