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Job: Sr. Associate – Sourcing – CA

Title Sr. Associate – Sourcing – CA
Categories Sourcing Services
Location San Francisco/Bay Area – CA
Job Information


Job Purpose / Summary:

The Sr. Sourcing Associate will execute intermediate and complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to – sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requester’s to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requester.


Key Responsibilities / Job Duties:


* Sr. Sourcing Associate Key Responsibilities / Job Duties assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.

  • Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ) to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing 5-12 intermediate to complex projects simultaneously
  • Create and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision

Strong understanding of Denali’s Strategic Sourcing process and ability to apply concepts to various client projects (e.g. total cost of ownership, value engineering, evaluation criteria development) 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


* Sr. Sourcing Associate Knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.

  • Ability to assess projects’ fit for reverse auction, setup and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
  • Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
  • Ability to facilitated a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
  • Ability to handle clients issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
  • Advanced/”Expert” Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advance data manipulation skills
  • Proficiency in multiple eSourcing tools (e.g., Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module) at an “advanced” level (as defined by DSS, Software company, or client standards)


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is required, Master’s degree is preferred
  • 4-8 years of related work experience with at least 3 years in procurement or sourcing
  • Deep understanding of at least two sourcing categories and a good understanding of an additional 5-10 categories (e.g. pricing structures, terminology, bidding sheet development expertise, cost structure, key vendors, etc.)
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