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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Waltham, MA
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Description: Description At National Grid we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We are proud of the contributions our work and our people make to the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors. We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through a major transformation. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in renewing the global procurement organization we want to hear from you! About the Position:
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Associate is an entry level role within the Sourcing Organization. The Associate will be supporting the Strategic Sourcing Manager with the Professional Services category. Experience should include exposure to; category management, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations, procurement process management and improvement and systems & analytics.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Category Management: Uses awareness of external market needs to make effective business decisions with the guidance of others. Breaks business requirements into a list of actions or activities. With stakeholder guidance, translates business requirements using understanding of the business and the market Understands and is able to operate the Sourcing Process effectively and compliantly. Applies knowledge in transactional and less complex sourcing activity. Able to support operational and strategic sourcing activities Has an awareness of business needs across the organization. Supplier Relationship Management: Understands the sourcing strategy and contract management tactics for their area of activity. Understands key commercial contractual risk and mitigations and acts accordingly. Understands the need for and supports the tracking of benefits Has an awareness of environmental and social sustainability reporting and legislation. Understands key supplier relationships and dynamics and is able to work collaboratively alongside suppliers. Commercial Negotiation: Displays awareness around the needs of a given process or situation, taking a single course of action to negotiate Has a good awareness of key principles of contract terms, how to negotiate and when to engage legal support. Understands key contract terms and can negotiate changes with legal support Understands own negotiation objectives Limited understanding of adversary's goals Able to present summary commercial case (e.g. price) to internal stakeholders Procurement Process Management and Improvement: Has an awareness of performance measures put upon themselves Has an awareness of overall benefits management. Able to identify, own and deliver minor changes Systems and Analytics: Has an awareness of the various systems used across the Procurement function. Understands basic data analysis and statistical methods Understands the concept of total cost of ownership Market and Supplier Development; Has an awareness of NG's current global sourcing efforts Basic understanding of criteria for alternative country sourcing suitability for sourced components With stakeholder guidance, can identify how business needs may be met through alternative country sourcing
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.S.) in supply chain, finance or business management required. C.P. M or equivalent certifications preferred. Experience: Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and vendor management. • An equivalent combination of education and extensive subject matter expertise along with procurement process experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education requirements listed above.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
Job : Procurement Operations Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Procurement Operations Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Nov 29, 2017, 1:15:54 PM Unposting Date : Ongoing


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