Sourcing Specialist

Job Details
Posted Date:
July 9, 2024
Job ID:
St. Louis , Missouri
2 years
Job Description
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #46063

Technology Partners is currently seeking a talented Sourcing Specialist. Do you have experience analyzing and presenting findings clearly and cohesively? Let us help you make your next big career move a reality!

What You Will Be Doing:

This role will be responsible for leading bid events (RFP’s) and Requests for Information (RFI’s) in the capital category of construction services. The role will be responsible for collecting information to commercially prequalify contractors in alignment with the Vendor Qualification Process, conducting bids, summarizing, and participating in award scenarios. The individual will also be responsible for understanding upcoming project requirements and planning time to support project requirements from central or factory engineering in alignment with the Competitive Bid Policy. There will be a high degree of interaction with factories, colleagues, and engineering stakeholders, including Legal. Identifying and developing strategies to create value and deliver speed to the market through a prequalified and negotiated supply base is a key aspect of this role through Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.

Key Outputs / Deliverables:

  • Conduct RFI’s and RFP’s in the construction service category and designate suppliers in the supplier portal.
  • Recognize strategic drivers and activities that support key priorities within category and across the organization.
  • Leverage intelligence tools and participate in professional associations to learn best practices and industry trends.
  • Comply with all procurement and company policies, procedures, and practices, and promote adherence across the organization.
  • Apply project management principles to drive cross-functional teams in effective and efficient delivery of business objectives for both day-to-day activities and key projects.
  • Lead bidding events for services required in excess of competitive bid thresholds.
  • Submit the RFIs / RFPs requests to ensure timely generation of the RFPs / RFIs events.
  • Generate proposals comparison, and ensure adherence to contract template, payment terms, and procurement standards requirements.
  • Receive and execute intake forms.
  • Follow up with project managers through project completion relative to commercial aspects.
  • Compile and communicate bid summaries.
  • Work with the team on assigned RFPs.
  • Communicate award scenarios.
  • Compile contract documents as required.
  • Support sourcing efforts in the area of maintenance, repairs, and operations.
  • Document and input savings into the cost-saving tool (OSCAR).
  • Support key procurement KPIs relative to ensuring supply, identifying, and developing alternate suppliers.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, and proactive, with a high degree of initiative and results-focused.
  • Proven ability to analyze and present findings clearly and cohesively.
  • Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing relationships.
  • Strong communication skills are needed to liaise between internal customers and the team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives at once.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in the areas of Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of sourcing, supply chain, technical/manufacturing experience preferred, with experience in eSourcing processes, negotiations, construction, category strategy, and supply agreement development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • SAP, Ariba (eSourcing), PowerBI experience preferred.
  • Understanding multiple factory operations is a plus.
  • Database building or assembling of data into metrics and dashboards is a plus.
  • Contract negotiation experience is a plus.

Pay: $18.20 – $26 /hr.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to provide sponsorship at this time or accept candidates who would require a corp-to-corp agreement.

If this position sounds like you, WE SHOULD TALK!

We realize our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we offer the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Long and Short-Term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Direct deposit
  • Referral program

Your better future is ready, and we want to put the right tools in your hands to get you there. Let's go!

Keywords:  RFP, RFI, Construction Services, Vendor Qualification, Bid Events, Sourcing Strategies, Category Management, Procurement, Compliance, Project Management, Microsoft Office, SAP

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Technology Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Technology Partners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws.

All offers of employment at Technology Partners are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and drug screening that meet corresponding laws and regulations at the city, state and federal level.

Pay ranges are influenced by candidate qualifications, experience, and role specifics, with the actual rate determined considering skills, market conditions, and are subject to change by the employer; pay negotiations follow all state and federal legal guidelines.

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