Working at Transamerica is more than a job. We’re a lifeline to families in times of need. We help people retire with grace and dignity. We help people sleep easier, knowing that they’re ready for whatever comes. In short, it’s work that matters.
Operates independently while ensuring procurement is executed in accordance with the established procurement governance framework and divisional objectives. Partners with Sourcing & Supplier Management Lead or Manager of Sourcing & Supplier Management to provide end to end category procurement, indirect and services commodity sourcing and supplier management support. This includes assess supplier capabilities, sourcing opportunities and provide new supplier implementation support.
Works independently to execute indirect and service category, commodity or supplier specific sourcing strategies for high complexity transactions and drive this across functional organizations and business units to affect policies, processes and procedures having an impact on revenue and profitability.
Create workspaces in Ariba Contracts Workbench.
Access electronic and paper contract files to determine existence and applicability of a current contract.
Creates and administers supplier request for proposals (RFPs)
Conducts benchmarking to ensure proposed supplier solutions are competitive to the market
Performs market research to understand and document competitive supplier landscape and service capabilities.
Ensures project milestones are met and benefits delivered; Resolves supplier issues that arise during implementations, acting as a liaison with Project and Divisional Management
Escalates issues as needed to Senior Management; Provides transition support for exiting existing supplier relationships.
Participates on local or global cross-functional teams to assist the with analyzing procurement spend trends using data derived from available spend data, with the evaluation of sourcing opportunities, with pre-award and post-award procurement activities, such as volume reporting and evaluation of RFP responses, and with reporting and analysis used to develop and implement the selected the supplier.
Perform program management activities for procurement-owned programs, as applicable to the commodity area. Duties include but are not limited to: managing catalogs, processing non-catalog requisitions, researching new suppliers, short-form agreements, renewals, and identifying cost-save opportunities within managed programs.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, operations management, or other directly applicable field or equivalent education/experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in category procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier management or contract management.
Experience with the supplier identification, selection and negotiation process.
Knowledge of supplier management best practices and industry trends.
Demonstrated ability to influence others and drive change;
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
Strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to put strategic plans into operation.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and support activities within a single job function.
Ideal candidate has at least 5 years of indirect and services category experience.
Exceptional written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Ability to influence, negotiate, collaborate, and achieve consensus key stakeholders;.
Ability to work effectively and cultivate strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external parties.
Ability to work with teams across geographically dispersed locations.
Ability to effectively manage ambiguous situations and drive towards clarification.
Ability to succeed under pressure, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a rapid-paced environment.
Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
Global perspective and experience working with diverse customers and suppliers
Experience in a shared services environment.
Experience in the financial services industry.
Experience managing suppliers with global product/service provisioning models.
Experience across multi-functional business processes.
Experience working with various electronic procurement tools
At Transamerica we promote a Future Fit mindset. What is a Future Fit mindset?
Acting as One fosters an environment of positive collaboration
Accountability allows us to own the problem as well as the solution
Agility inspires new ideas, innovation and challenges the status quo
Customer Centricity encourages an above and beyond approach to our customer
This job description is not a contract of employment nor for any specific job responsibilities. The Company may change, add to, remove, or revoke the terms of this job description at its discretion. Managers may assign other duties and responsibilities as needed. In the event an employee or applicant requests or requires an accommodation in order to perform job functions, the applicable HR Business Partner should be contacted to evaluate the accommodation request.
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At Transamerica, we’ve seen that Wealth + Health are inextricably linked and that living well tomorrow starts with the habits we form today. That’s why we’re passionate about inspiring customers to improve their financial health — and their overall well-being — to optimize how we help people prepare for the future. We’re seeking ambitious people who can bring in fresh ideas and varying perspectives, and help us shake up the status quo. If you’re self-driven and able to see opportunity in change, you can make a real difference within our business and beyond. We’ve built a supportive culture that encourages a healthy lifestyle, community giving, and lifelong learning.