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Strategic Sourcing Specialist Ii

Company: Clinical Reference Laboratory
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for developing and implementing improved strategic sourcing policies as part of the sourcing team. Responsible for creating cost estimates and forecasts and negotiating cost-effective contracts with key suppliers.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Participate and recommend new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.Assist in the development of Category Plans for specific commodities.Handle key and preferred supplier relationships.Support suppliers' capabilities to improve the quality, delivery, and reduce the cost of assigned commodity.Gather, evaluate and negotiate quotations from suppliers for goods and services.Execute RFPs and RFQs.Facilitate successful innovation initiatives with suppliers.Identify, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities to reduce sourcing costs by analyzing categorical spend.Coordinate with all business units to ensure strategic sourcing initiatives are aligned with other business goals.Develop reporting.Track SLA/KPI results.Participate in Supplier Business Reviews.Negotiate with suppliers to resolve problems, expedite deliveries, address quality issues, and modify purchase orders as required.Analyze and document cost savings.Maintain and protect the confidentiality of all CRL, CRL subsidiaries, legal entities and client information.Be able to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local safety and health regulations that would apply to this job.Other duties as assignedJOB QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE: 3 years of purchasing experience in a related business field or inventory environment. Some knowledge of accounting, finance, manufacturing, or general business. Negotiating skills required.SKILLS & ABILITIES:Ability to influence internal/external stakeholders with the support of management through the use of effective communication and business analysis skillsAbility to present & articulate analytical results and facilitate decision makingMust be a self-starter who is willing to work on their own and is goal focusedMust be proficient in Word, ExcelERP SystemPossess excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to make and answer phone calls in a courteous, helpful and professional mannerThis professional and diplomatic individual should have some understanding of purchasing and/or accounting systemsBasic lab operations and inventory managementAnalytical skills; ability to prioritize; multi-task; an aptitude for math and filingBe dependable and punctualPossess previous diversified business experienceAbility to be at work and on timeAbility and judgment to interact and communicate appropriately with other employees, clients and managementPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The following physical attributes are required for this position:Sitting for extended lengths of timeClose vision requirements due to computer workRepetitive use of hands, fingers, wrists, and elbows for operating a computer and telephoneLifting up to 25 poundsEQUIPMENT: PC and communications equipment, ERP System.OTHER: Overtime and/or weekend work as needed to complete requirements of job or special projects.The employer shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust this position to meet the company's changing needs.This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in the employer's sole discretion.denotes essential job functionAn Equal Opportunity EmployerPay Range: $18.00 $28.50Benefits for Full Time Employees:Medical, Dental, VisionLife/AD& DSupplemental Life/AD& DSection 125 FSA Plan401(k)Short and Long-Term DisabilityPaid Time OffHolidaysTuition Reimbursement

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