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Senior Strategic Sourcing Representative in Columbus, OH at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Strategic Sourcing Representative for a 4+ month contract opportunity in Columbus, OH, with our partner, one of the leading applied science and technology development companies.

As a Senior Strategic Sourcing Representative, you will:
  • Prepare solicitations and ensure completeness and responsiveness to vendor and internal client needs.
  • Ensure solicitations conform to corporate policy, business, financial, contractual and risk perspectives and may contribute to the development of the general subcontract strategy.
  • Identify appropriate procurement type to achieve intended results and mitigate risk.
  • Review the Statement of Work (SOW, schedule and deliverables) and drafts appropriate solicitation/subcontract documents.
  • Review the client's contract or RFP to assure all flow-down terms and conditions, tailored to circumstances are included in the RFP request to the vendor.
  • Analyze procurement requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations and the client's policies.
  • Draft/develop, negotiate and administer contractual agreements for assigned programs.
  • Initiate negotiations with vendor for agreement terms and pricing.
  • Propose solutions to problems encountered in negotiations.
  • Maintain procurement files in an audit-ready condition, conforms to standard practices and the client operating procedures and in a manner, consistent with legal requirements for maintaining approved purchasing system status.
  • Identify compliance problems and provides recommended solutions for approval of high level staff/management.
  • Assist/recommend solutions in solving problems that may arise during project performance.
  • Resolve problems with Accounts Payable on supplier invoice payment issues, as required.
  • Assist senior procurement staff and/or other technical, support, or management staff of market, technical, and administrative trends and problems within assigned area.
  • May assist in the direction and guidance of other less experienced procurement staff as requested by the procurement manager.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related degree.
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in a strategic sourcing category leadership role.
  • Basic working knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, business principles and contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable international contract law, or public contract acquisition law and regulations.
  • Able to independently execute basic purchasing responsibilities and resolve problems of low to moderate complexity with suppliers and supported client staff.
  • Able to draft simple contractual instruments in accordance with prescribed templates and guidelines.
  • Expert contract development and negotiating skills for pricing, technology upgrades, schedule creation, termination formulas, service level development and ongoing contract performance.
  • Exhibit leadership and communication skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; proven communication and time management ability.
  • Able to demonstrate strong financial analysis, project management, and experience negotiating with large providers of relevant products and services.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Prior experience developing contracts and negotiating with large companies.
  • CPM or CPSM, CFCM or CPCM certification.

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to read, write, type, and use a telephone.

Additional Information:
  •  This is a 4+ Month Contract.
  •  Hours are M-F, 40 hours per week.

Headway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.