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Sourcing and Procurement Specialist

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Technology | Trade Compliance


The Sourcing Specialist will manage several key areas in the Software and Cloud Services space. This position will be located in Lincolnshire, IL and report into the Manager of Direct SW and Cloud Services Procurement. The Direct Procurement organization is responsible for strategically managing the supply-base, ensuring supply-continuity, and managing cost structure. This is an individual contributor role that builds category expertise, displays efficiency and effectiveness of global strategic sourcing for software and cloud services to deliver customer solutions.


  • Define and implement category strategies that meet business and customer needs, and that will provide a competitive advantage.
  • Engage with key suppliers to establish deep supplier relationships and build/extend relationships across the business unit.
  • Effectively communicate category strategies to the business unit and stakeholders.
  • Lead the negotiation of contracts and event driven cost reductions.
  • Engage with stakeholder team members to drive strategic initiatives
  • Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing audits, and impact analysis for the pursuit of continuous cost improvements.
  • Maintain a high level of product and industry awareness to keep current on best practices, new suppliers, market trends, etc.


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Supply Chain Management, Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or related;

Work Experience (years):

  • 5+ years as a procurement or strategic sourcing professional

Key Skills and Competencies: -

  • Strong negotiation skills

Travel Requirements: 10-15%

Gateway Recrcuiting, INC

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