WSSC, the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the USA, seeks a
Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist. The incumbent will perform complex Strategic Sourcing and contracting duties across all business and functional groups within WSSC both independently and within a team setting.
Specifically, the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist performs these essential functions;
Authority to bind the Commission on purchases per the delegation of authority;
Gains a thorough knowledge of products & services, supplier's processes and industry trends and practices.
Analyzes spend data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the Commission and recommends agreement formation to the Strategic Sourcing Division Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and activity along with marketplace analysis.
Performs intricate financial analysis of supplier data, organizational spend, project data, and assess total cost ownership to identify savings and general sourcing opportunities.
Identifies and assesses potential opportunities, develop business cases, and present
recommendations to various levels of management to build support for Sourcing initiatives.
Applies Qualitative Thinking – Leverages both data and non-data driven insight to form an opinion thereby facilitating Technical decision making.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration or a related field.
7 years of experience in Procurement and contract administration of strategic or complex contracts, including experience leading cross-functional teams in a Public or Private Sector Engineering, Finance, Operations, Procurement or Supply Chain Management Office.
Must attain in 18 months one of the following Certifications; Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), designation as a Federal Government Acquisition Professional certified to Level II, or equivalent.
Background in public sector procurement.
Course work in Negotiations, Cost & Price Analysis, Advanced Contract Management, and Contract Law.
About Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
WSSC, one of the largest water and wastewater utility in the USA, seeks aProcurement Manager. The Incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that teams possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities in order to increase the effectiveness and best use of the available procurement staff resources.