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Senior Procurement Analyst

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Chicago, United States

  • Strategic procurement opportunity with large career growth potential

  • Suited for procurement professional with progressive/consulting background

About Our Client

Our client is one of leading insurance companies based in Chicago. They have a long tradition of giving high level of customer service, customer quality and pride in their industry. As part of their growth strategy, they have implemented a more strategic procurement group to focus on a more in depth sourcing strategy and utilization of key analytics.

Job Description

Strategic Procurement Responsibilities:

  • Anticipate and assess internal stakeholders' needs and objectives through strategic planning and relationship management. Comfortable operating at the strategic level, identifies opportunities to demonstrate and deliver value to senior leadership at the time of strategy setting.
  • Establish and execute highly effective, collaborative sourcing strategies to accelerate impactful business partnerships within indirect categories
  • Access, analyze and present relevant market intelligence to inform stakeholders aligned with the Sourcing strategy and business strategy.
  • Frame Sourcing project opportunities.
  • Evolve sourcing and procurement processes based on category specific business or internal stakeholder requirements.
  • Develop and advocate robust sourcing and negotiation strategies to optimize the total value delivered.
  • Identify and qualify potential new partners to ensure forward looking visibility of best in class cost, service delivery, service offerings and future service or capability roadmap.
  • Identify opportunities for cost and/or process improvements.
  • Manage bid proposals (RFI/RFP), requirements documentation (SOW), service level agreements (SLA), purchase/service agreements and other related documents.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms & commercial conditions of contracts and manage through the contract lifecycle.
  • Provide regular reports to senior leadership team on strategy, savings and other KPIs.
  • Maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, department heads and other stakeholders regarding Sourcing activities.

The Successful Applicant

  • A leader and self-starter with demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in fast paced environment
  • Greater than 3+ years of relevant procurement experience
  • Consulting experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required. Masters degree preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to effectively work in an embedded or remote environment
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills. Fluent in relevant contract terms and current supply and market dynamics

What's on Offer

With a base salary of $92K to $100K + bonus, this is a great opportunity to make a huge impact in an already sizable organization, this role offers a unique chance for any strategic professional to leave their mark.


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