Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strategic Sourcing Purchasing Specialist, Vendor Contracts -- Ricoh -- Malvern, PA

***Contact Mike Foster at mike.foster@rightthinginc.com or by phone at 610-263-3030 x: 4567 for more information***

This position is responsible for managing assigned spend categories across the RAC organization and facilitating sourcing projects from inception till the implementation phase. Primarily responsibilities include spend analysis, market analysis, strategic sourcing and contract negotiations.
  • Have a good understanding of functions within Supply Chain, Purchasing, Supplier Diversity and Strategic Sourcing including Procure to Pay.
  • Ability to perform moderate to complex financial analysis of supplier data, organizational spend, project data, assess total cost ownership to identify savings and general sourcing opportunities.
  •  Creates and manages competitive RFIs, RFPs and RFQs, leveraging esourcing technology tools
  • Identify and assess potential opportunities, develop business cases, and present recommendations to various levels of management to build support for the initiative.
  • Identify and develop cost reduction opportunities by collaborating with various business units within Ricoh.
  •  Negotiate with suppliers on a variety of purchase agreements, contracts and special projects to drive favorable contract terms and pricing.
  • Participate in strategic meetings with suppliers and business unit leaders and/or finance to ensure execution of defined strategies and contractual requirements.
  • Develop Strong working relationships with various internal departments and suppliers.
  •  Act as the knowledge expert for given commodity or category of spend in terms of market trends, worldwide supply network and capacity and understanding competitive trends within a specific industry.
  •  Partner and influence internal business partners at the beginning of a project to align strategies and deliverables.
  • Analyze and continuously monitor market and industry data to insure programs remain competitive agreement period.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications)
  • 3-5 years professional experience in indirect strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, Competitive pricing analysis and/or commodity management
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration supply chain management or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability in managing categories and business relationships to create value and minimize risk.
  • Expert knowledge of sourcing activities including market analysis, RFP development, bid responses, evaluation and contract negotiations.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Experience utilizing e-commerce applications for sourcing
  • C.P.M.,CSM or CPSM certifications preferred

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