Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Manager-Indirect Spend

Category: Corporate Office
Location: 5501 Headquarters Dr
Plano Texas 75024
Job ID: 355464

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Strategic Sourcing Manager-Indirect Spend (Onsite - Plano, TX)


Job Purpose: The Stategic Sourcing Manager-Indirect Spend will be responsible for developing, executing, and managing the sourcing strategy and tactical plans for Indirect spend categories (for non-merchandise spend). Categories managed by this position are those identified as strategic, business critical, and/or having significant leverage opportunity. Indirect Categories include Information Technology (IT), Marketing, Business Services, Human Resources (HR), and Supply Chain.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, and track category strategy and policies for one or more non-merchandise category leveraging the identified value levers
  • Collaborate with the business to define category needs and specifications
  • Manage and direct the strategic sourcing efforts (sourcing calendar)
  • Complete the collection, analysis, and reporting of category spend and savings data monthly
  • Conduct the development of sourcing strategies, industry and supplier research, bidding, supplier selection, and contract negotiations
  • Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership analytical activities
  • Coordinate strategic sourcing activities with stakeholders for sourced categories, including preparing category sourcing results and sourcing step details and summaries
  • Provide Stakeholders’ department with spend savings analysis across categories for forecasting and budgeting purposes
  • Prepare periodic stakeholder activities alignment and category planning materials
  • Coordinate with Stakeholder and Legal department on contract negotiations
  • Report on contracting activity


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least four years of relevant strategic sourcing experience
  • Prior management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Procurement and strategic sourcing knowledge, specifically with multiple retail, non-merchandise specific category sourcing expertise
  • Understanding of cost savings approaches
  • Established strategic sourcing skills, including documentation and communication of strategy
  • Networking and team skills
  • Strategically oriented
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to successfully address large supplier relationships.
  • Able to work in office (Monday - Friday in Plano office)


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