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  • 11/22/2023

SysPersonnel Systems Personnel

Improving Lives Through Employment

ID: 7103

Employment Type: Direct

Job Location: Buffalo, NY 14222



Direct Hire – Strategic Sourcing Manager – Buffalo, NY


Our client's Supply Chain Group is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the Indirect Supply Chain Director, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping our global supply chain strategy. This role involves identifying and selecting strategic suppliers, negotiating long-term agreements, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring the success of our sourcing initiatives. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for procurement and supply chain, we invite you to apply.




  • Lead the strategic sourcing process, collaborating cross-functionally to develop sourcing strategies, identify suppliers, conduct spend analytics, perform market analysis, and negotiate long-term agreements in the IT and Telecom categories across multiple Operating Groups and sites, both regionally and globally.
  • Influence decision-making at all levels of the organization, supporting various stakeholders and suppliers to achieve results aligned with the sourcing strategy.
  • Conduct global market research to identify potential new suppliers based on competitiveness, capability, and business needs.
  • Execute RFQs for designated categories, evaluating supplier capabilities, risks, pricing, and services with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Develop supply channels and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to optimize TCO, drive continuous improvements, identify cost-saving opportunities, and mitigate supply chain risks.
  • Demonstrate expert-level skills in global negotiations and contract development, ensuring that negotiated outcomes are accurately reflected in the final contract language.
  • Assist in the development, documentation, and implementation of procurement policies and procedures.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree preferred in Business Administration Management, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Desired qualifications would include Certification in Purchasing, Supply Chain, additional education, and a master’s degree in Business.
  • More than seven years of progressive experience in manufacturing or a related field.
  • Strong team player with the ability to collaborate effectively in cross-functional teams, self-motivated, and committed to achieving organizational goals and objectives.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both internally and externally, with customers and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical abilities to facilitate complex supply chain decision-making.
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements, business systems, and processes.

Candidate Details:

  • Experience: 7+ to 10 years
  • Seniority Level: Mid-Senior
  • Management Experience Required: No
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to Travel: Occasionally


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