Procurement Consultant – hybrid
As a SCPFO Procurement Consultant with our Columbus, Ohio client, you will serve as the subject matter expert in the development of sourcing strategy associated with the procurement of labor, service, material and equipment needs supporting business unit functions. A qualified candidate will have knowledge and experience with writing contracts using boilerplate terms and modifying existing contracts for services with outside General Construction Contractors and Architecture and Engineering Consultants, working in conjunction with business unit personnel in the Legal department.
- This role is designated as Hybrid, but will consider remote for the right candidate. Prefer candidates local to Columbus, Ohio
- Some travel could be anticipated.
- Understands key business interests of the client and third parties in the development and writing of the business deal.
- Applies negotiation techniques and methods to sourcing and contracting objectives.
- Manages supplier performance, contract compliance, risk, and other areas that support over-arching category management strategies.
- Leads cross-functional teams and may direct lower level activities associated with sourcing, contracting or operational efforts.
- Procures goods and services with a high value or complex requirements.
- Assesses business requirements, and matches procurement plans accordingly.
- Executes sourcing strategies based on category manager guidance and leading practices.
- Assists Category Managers with category strategy development.
- Leverages market, supplier, and spend analyses to inform category strategies and competitive solicitations (e.g. RFXs).
- Coordinates and leads cross-functional category teams during sourcing events.
- Performs any required contract administration work related to a sourcing event.
- Develops negotiating strategy, and leads negotiations.
- Writes the summary and details for basic to moderately complex contracts, including pricing, business requirements, performance criteria, terms and conditions, and any risk mitigations.
- Establishes effective relationships with business partners and suppliers to support category strategies.
- Works with the Service Center to ensure transactional and customer support services are aligned with category strategies.
- Coordinates with key suppliers and business partners on the delivery of high-value manufactured equipment and materials, including any transportation and storage requirements.
- Manages contract compliance and administration for high-value manufactured equipment and materials including economic price adjustments, replacement programs, and credit programs.
- Leverages contract knowledge to mitigate risks and maximize contract value.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, supply chain, or other related field;
- Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience, including experience working with cross-functional teams is required.
- Experience as a Contract Analyst or Paralegal is valued.
- A law degree or other advanced degree is not required.
- Construction contract formation, process standardization and construction general contractor sourcing and management will be highly valued.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and time management skills desired
- Ability to lead multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) desired with an ability to communicate with business partners, stakeholders, and suppliers
- Ability to help develop and evolve category management processes and engage suppliers on operational, strategic, and financial issues.