Sourcing Specialist - External Workforce & Services


Financial Services

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Salary Range

USD46 - USD48 per hour

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Branch Information

Appleton, WI - (USA) 5317 Grande Market Drive Suite B WI Appleton , WI 54913



Job Description

Hybrid remote/in-office downtown Milwaukee

The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for contingent labor and professional services spend and will lead strategic sourcing initiatives across the business. You will lead efforts to optimize the supply base, generate cost savings and support digital transformation initiatives.

Specifically, you will:

* Develop/manage new and ongoing relationships with business partners and vendors to build long-term business alignment

* Influence those interacting with vendors on management and assessment of vendor performance

* Implement the sourcing strategy for contingent labor and professional services engagements

* Develop negotiation strategies using cost/benefit analysis, should-cost modeling, market research, etc.

* Lead negotiation efforts on new deals with cross-functional teams to achieve optimum results (i.e. costs, quality, terms)

* Manage, minimize and mitigate supply/contractual/regulatory risk partnering with key functions where appropriate (Legal, Compliance, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Audit, etc.)

* Anticipate client needs and recommend options that align with strategic direction, using marketplace and category knowledge

* Act as a trusted advisor providing thought leadership and consistent customer service whilst delivering qualitative and quantitative value to the organization

* Influence key groups with sound reasoned recommendations, bring to bear key category management and strategic sourcing concepts (RFx sourcing, total cost of ownership, build-vs-buy decisions)

* Work in a highly collaborative environment with senior leaders and other internal customers/partners (e.g. Legal, Compliance, Risk)

* Support ongoing innovation and process improvement, identifying efficiencies in vendor-related processes and practices

What this role needs:

* Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Business, Accounting/Finance, MIS, Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

* Experience in supplier management, category management, strategic sourcing, and vendor management

* Experience with contract negotiation, contract development, and supplier risk mitigation

* Strong negotiation, communication, planning, project management, and influencing skills, as well as ability to quickly and creatively respond to change.

* Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills

* Excellent research, analytical, problem solving, planning and organization skills required as well as a high degree of personal initiative and motivation

ManpowerGroup recognizes the importance of providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. We are committed to creating a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment by offering equal opportunity to access our services. At ManpowerGroup, we are committed to providing accommodations, and will work with you to meet your needs.