Strategic Sourcing Manager I

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18
Arden Hills, MN
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18

About The Role:
 

Strategic Sourcing Manager I - Legal will be responsible for strategic sourcing, negotiations and management of major contracts for the Boston Scientific Legal function. Individual will support the Legal Operations Department to drive select Value Improvement Projects (VIP) to deliver cash savings and avoidance.
 

In addition, this position is responsible for leveraging relationships between BSC sites, divisions, and our strategic supplier base to improve organizational efficiency and optimize business and financial opportunities.
 

Your Responsibilities Include:
 

  • Identify and evaluate vendors and law firms for enhanced partnerships
  • Obtain and understand the cost data and drivers of Legal spend
  • Work with Legal Operations Management to develop and support their strategy and key initiatives
  • Issue Request For Information (RFIs) and RFPs in support of the strategy
  • Negotiate with vendors and finalize contracts
  • Assist in the tracking of supplier performance 
  • Be able to manage complex RFP teams and logistics
  • Develop and maintain supplier performance review metrics & scorecards
  • Provide periodic and ad hoc spend analysis reports
  • Identify ongoing opportunities and approaches for streamlining analytical processes

 

What we’re looking for:
 

Required Qualifications
 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field and equivalent experience is required. 
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement-related activities and business process design and organizational change.
  • Strong analytics competencies, project management, and negotiation skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of the design and operations of Matter Management and E-billing systems and Contract Management databases.
  • Ability to organize and strategize each opportunity to yield optimum results.
  • Business acumen to influence parties outside of the direct span of control.
  • Proficient at building business cases and presenting these cases to senior management.
  • The position will involve some travel to meet with suppliers and stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications
 

  • An advanced degree (MBA) and professional certification (e.g., C.P.M.) is preferred

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