Global Sourcing Manager at Katerra
Anaheim, CA, US / Sacramento, CA, US
The Global Sourcing Manager (“GSM”) position is an individual contributor who will act as Katerra’s representative in the sourcing, negotiations, drafting, administering and management of the full range of indirect and expense business transactions at Katerra. GSM will support and work closely with Senior Management and executive level client groups, consultants and suppliers as well as internal Finance and Legal Departments resulting in strategic supplier relationships that achieve cost-effective procurement decisions and support the internal business clients’ overall business plan objectives.
Required Skills & Experience
Excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, and documented experience in procurement for mid to large scale projects.
A Process Master with furniture and/or factory capex experience.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Understanding of basic accounting principles and excellent spreadsheet and math skills.
Ability to implement proactive procurement philosophies, strategies, policies, procedures, and systems in order to leverage spend and reduce costs.
Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, exceptionally tight deadlines and high client expectations.
Exceptional negotiation experience, knowledge of standard procurement practices, knowledge of contracts, diplomacy, and strong ability to lead cross-functional project teams.
Ability to lead all aspects of supplier negotiations, including contract terms, pricing and performance management.
Ability to produce deliverables which consistently aid in:
Effective decision making
Maximized buying power
Increased supplier performance and accountability
Understanding of marketplace
Securing management support for the project scopes, budgets and goals.
Sourcing and vetting qualified consultant, contractor and subcontractor candidates.
Effective utilization of RFI (Request for Information), RFP (Request for Proposal), and RFQ (Request for Quote) techniques to identify, select, and engage with suppliers to ensure competitive market advantage.
GSM shall direct and implement supplier-sourcing strategies to ensure high quality, on time delivery and cost competitiveness.
Partnering with the internal business client in defining scope, schedule, and budget.
Travel up to 30%.
BA/BS undergraduate degree and 8-10 yrs experience or equivalent