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Sr Strategic Sourcing Manager

Shanghai , China

Ref#: 19028378

Date published: 10-Sep-2019

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Job Summary: 
The purpose of this position is to source, negotiate and manage service provider(s) for outsourced services, technology enablement, data services and change management. Responsible for coordinating strategy and its execution at local, regional and global levels with business stakeholders, operational and global shared services team members and executive sponsors.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develops, plans, organizes and implements national/regional contracting and procurement strategies and programs to increase operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Executes the RFP process, solution selection and negotiations to achieve the desired results.
  • Manages the supplier/contractor certification process including review of requisite experience, legal and organizational structure, financial viability, geographic coverage, insurance requirements and other capabilities.
  • Prepares and maintain contracts with national/regional service providers in accordance with company standards.
  • Mentors and educates the CBRE organization on contemporary outsourcing practices and the value of applying them with third party providers to support CBRE business interests.
  • Manages issues and expectations across a broad range of skill sets, locations and cultures both internally and with service providers.
  • Partners with Finance to outline potential value and ROI for proposed initiatives and tracking results.
  • Serves as key point of contact for utilization management and coordination with outside procurement/e-procurement solutions.
  • Participates on behalf of the company in approved or sponsored procurement organizations or related initiatives.
  • Conducts periodic visits to supplier work locations to evaluate vendor performance.
  • Develops company-wide policies and procedures, playbooks and other organizational materials with respect to national/regional sourcing.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Job Requirements:
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) required. MBA Preferred. Eight or more years’ experience in strategic sourcing, vendor management, outsourcing, consulting, program management,
transitions, service quality improvements or other related experience.
Aptitude in working with international colleagues and suppliers to coordinate and execute global strategies within a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated experience with service providers, multi-year contract management and playing key governance roles with outsourced providers.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) Certification preferred. Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred; Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional in Supply Management desired.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE
Requires working knowledge of financial terms and principles. Able to evaluate complex business or financial data, identify cost trends and drivers and supplier profitability to develop innovative solutions and sourcing strategy. Approves and oversees costs managed globally related to service provider(s). Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports (e.g. spend analysis, budgeting, and forecasting).