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Sourcing Manager

Company: Rent-A-Center
Location: Plano
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose: The Category Manager will be responsible for developing, executing, and managing the sourcing strategy and tactical plans for Indirect spend categories (for non-merchandise spend). Categories managed by this position are those identified as strategic, business critical, and/or having significant leverage opportunity. Indirect Categories include Information Technology (IT), Marketing, Business Services, Human Resources (HR), and Supply Chain. Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, and track category strategy and policies for one or more non-merchandise category leveraging the identified value levers
  • Collaborate with the business to define category needs and specifications
  • Manage and direct the strategic sourcing efforts (sourcing calendar)
  • Complete the collection, analysis, and reporting of category spend and savings data monthly
  • Conduct the development of sourcing strategies, industry and supplier research, bidding, supplier selection, and contract negotiations
  • Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership analytical activities
  • Coordinate strategic sourcing activities with stakeholders for sourced categories, including preparing category sourcing results and sourcing step details and summaries
  • Provide Stakeholders' department with spend savings analysis across categories for forecasting and budgeting purposes
  • Prepare periodic stakeholder activities alignment and category planning materials
  • Coordinate with Stakeholder and Legal department on contract negotiations
  • Report on contracting activity Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • At least four years of relevant strategic sourcing experience
    • Prior management experience
    • Project management experience
    • Procurement and strategic sourcing knowledge, specifically with multiple retail, non-merchandise specific category sourcing expertise
    • Understanding of cost savings approaches
    • Established strategic sourcing skills, including documentation and communication of strategy
    • Networking and team skills
    • Strategically oriented
    • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Ability to successfully address large supplier relationships

Keywords: Rent-A-Center, Plano , Sourcing Manager, Executive , Plano, Texas

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