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Senior Indirect Category Specialist

Chicago, IL
Corcentric has been retained by our client, a banking industry leader based in Chicago, IL to help them find a full-time, permanent Senior Indirect Category Specialist. Reporting directly to the Director of Procurement, this highly visible role provides frequent interaction with executive level stakeholders, and requires someone with a proven track-record of delivering value and driving strategy. Serving as a leader at both the category and functional levels, they will manage the Bank’s internal procurement resources, develop supplier partnerships, and continually adapt procurement processes to ensure products and services are acquired at the best possible cost and quality. 

Responsibilities:
  • Establish a standardized approach to strategic sourcing based on thorough understanding of category-specific best practices as well as the Bank’s capabilities, needs, and objectives, and in support of Key Subject Matter Experts
  • Assist in aligning the procurement function to serve the Bank’s short and long-term strategic objectives
  • Responsible for implementing sourcing strategies that reduce costs and promote consistent innovation
  • Define and communicate best practices for each stage of the procurement and supply management cycle
  • Develop and manage both budgets and strategic plans for the procurement function
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, SCM or related field required
  • 10+ years of experience with focus on purchasing management, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, and contract negotiation
  • Diverse procurement expertise encompassing multiple categories of direct and indirect spend
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional, diverse procurement teams
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit
  • Strong project management, negotiation, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly derive actionable insights from analysis and effectively communicate them
How to Apply:
If interested, please apply on our web portal: http://contractors.sourceoneinc.com/. Make sure to include your salary requirements. Please do not contact the hiring manager directly.
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