Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Rutherford, New Jersey

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Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

As the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will leadstrategic sourcing of multiple sourcing categories mostly across the US and Canada. The responsibilities include:source selection, contract negotiations and administration of complex multi-million-dollar contracts. You will performinternal spend analysis, prepare bid packages, proposeanalysis and evaluation, contract provision negotiation, supplier selection/recommendation, contract award and administration.
  • Acts as the regional Relationship Manager for key Business Units and aligns procurement goals with Business Unit objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains regional business partner relationships with key stakeholders to ensure deep understanding of needs and strategies.
  • Manages the strategic sourcing of professional services and revenue generating contractor services across multiple business lines; performs the end-to-end sourcing and stakeholder engagement process.
  • Develops and drives regional category strategies including market assessment, internal and external influences, pricing drivers etc.
  • Partners, interfaces, and builds relationships with internal customers to understand their requirements for products and services.
  • Drafts, negotiates, develops and executes supplier agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, and RFx documents with the objective of creating strategic business opportunities and savings for the organization.
  • Builds and maintains strategic supplier relationships to help reduce costs and eliminate inefficiencies.
  • Utilizes multi-step sourcing to gather requirements, launch RFx initiatives, evaluate and analyze results, and communicate recommendations to all levels of the organization and external supply base.
  • Evaluates and manipulates supplier spend data to assess savings opportunities and develop category strategies.
  • Utilizes legal and risk management knowledge to minimize contractual risk, obtain executive signatures, and avoid contractual and/or commitment issues.
  • Ensures that suppliers and service providers comply with all service level agreements and regulatory requirements for the products and/or services that they provide.
  • Reviews specifications and Capital Expense Requests to understand internal client needs, budgetary requirements, and savings opportunities meeting project deliverables and timelines.
  • Provides strategic sourcing support for special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative supplier analyses and formulates appropriate recommendations.
  • Exercises ethical business practices and applies knowledge of legal requirements.
  • Generates revenue through productivity initiatives, rebates, and contract signing bonuses.
  • Resolveissues between suppliers and internal clients.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with suppliers to stay current on new products, services, trends and technology, developing strong product category knowledge and knowledge of supplier capabilities.
  • Contributes to the development of business system initiatives and enhancements.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement and Supply Management, or Business Administration, or in a related discipline AND
  • 10+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience
  • Concentration in Professional Services, including HR, Legal, etc. Experience working in E-Sourcing tool, Oracle iProcurement.
  • Experience of working with Vendor Managed Systems (VMS) e.g. (Beeline, Fieldglass etc.)
  • Experience of rolling out VMS tools regionally/globally.
Licenses / Certifications
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification preferred.