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Sourcing Analyst (Buyer)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1891

Our partner is seeking a Sourcing and Procurement Consultant (Buyer).  This role will be focused primarily on procuring services (not inventory).  In this role, you will work with a designated category team that supports the stakeholder’s procurement plans and priorities. You will conduct RFI’s, RFP’s, complete contracts and conduct various supplier management activities. You will be provided with the opportunity to learn different businesses, plus interface externally with suppliers and participate in various market benchmarking activities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct RFx, guides supplier selection process, and executes contracting process
  • Work to minimize the total cost of transactions and helps to identify ways to transition more spend to the strategic categories over time
  • Leverage existing sourcing strategies for spend categories as appropriate
  • Ensure that all purchases made adhere to policies and procedures
  • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws
  • Drive best practices across processes and procedures. Identifies ideas to improve process.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement category strategies
  • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, IT, Engineering, or related field
  • Three years of related work experience in Purchasing
  • Expert team facilitation, influencing, and communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of purchasing and basic understanding of supply chain management
  • Ability to manage entire order to payment process
  • Ability to translate the identified requirements into clear, comprehensive, consistent, and mutually exclusive requirements
  • Highly effective listening, interpersonal, influencing, team work, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization


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