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Sourcing Agent: Procurement

Berlin, CT 06037

Posted: 10/27/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Procurement/Supply Chain Job Number: 513054 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Sourcing Agent: Procurement
4-month contract, extension possible
Location: Berlin, CT (Hybrid)

Hours: M-F 40hrs/wk -- 8hrs/day 
Industry: Energy
Interview Process: Video call or phone screen

Must Haves:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in procurement
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic sourcing responsibilities for various commodities, both products and services, in operational procurement and sourcing.
  • Prior regulatory or utility experience preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Six Sigma, Lean, Process or Project Mgmt certifications desirable.

Job Description/Summary:

The Sourcing Agent is responsible for driving procurement sourcing strategies, managing the bid process and negotiating the purchase of materials, equipment and services for medium dollar/complexity requirements. This position serves as a representative for the group and ensures compliance to established procurement policies, processes, and controls.

  • Efficiently conducts Request for Proposals (RFPs), negotiates, and executes contracts independently, and supports internal business partners on assigned procurement activities.
  • Leads the sourcing, negotiation, and contracting process for medium value contracts/commodities.
  • Has a working understanding of contracting practices and General Terms and Conditions (GTC).
  • Gathers and interprets market data to gain understanding of spend and facilitate data analytics to support spend portfolio.
  • Strategically plans and implements a defined sourcing and contracting structure.
  • Proven experience within cost savings, sustainability, and diverse spend concepts and priorities.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in managing moderately complex situations and/or larger sets of data.
  • Develop sources of supply, establish procurement schedules, and assist in supplier pre-qualification activities.
  • Produces and analyzes Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) scorecards.
  • Establishes and monitors contract and supplier performance including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for medium complexity categories; and reviews with business groups and uses the data to improve future performance and strategy development.
  • Updates, processes, and approves procurement records in a timely manner as directed.
  • Coordinates with end users and suppliers to provide visibility and communicate updates.
  • Supports coworkers and provides timely responses and guidance as it relates to the processing of their contracts/commodities. Ensures tactical support tasks are completed in a timely manner and with accuracy.
  • Communication - Identifies and outlines medium complexity issues. Able to engage small teams to present simple proposals and gain buy-in.
  • Knowledge/Experience - Utilizes tools and resources available, has moderate understanding of systems and processes, and demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products. Uses this knowledge and experience to effectively facilitate the sourcing & contracting processes.
  • Requires basic knowledge of procurement / sourcing, supply market trends and supplier economics.
  • Full understanding of purchasing and inventory systems.
  • Basic understanding of contract language terms and conditions as well as experience drafting contract agreements.
  • Must be able to analyze contracts, terms and conditions, and ramifications of contractual verbiage as it relates to the product, service and supplier in question.
  • Solid understanding of business / financial principles.
  • Must possess the skills to interpret and analyze data in order to present and interpret outcomes.
  • Must be able to explain data to all end users and to identify sourcing opportunities from data.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, and influencing skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to prioritize against time sensitive deadlines.
  • Proficient skill level with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years related experience. Demonstrated experience with strategic sourcing responsibilities for various commodities, both products and services, in operational procurement and sourcing.
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