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Lead Sourcing Specialist - P197140

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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Lead Sourcing Specialist (Multiple Categories Available)

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The Lead Sourcing Specialist is responsible for identifying, recommending, leading, managing, documenting, communicating, and conducting strategic sourcing. Provides vendor evaluation and selection, request for proposals, and vendor negotiation projects for a variety of technical and non-technical products and services. We currently have openings in the following areas:

Consulting : This position requires knowledge of consulting professional services that are delivered by a third party that has expertise in a specific subject matter. Services are related to a specific defined scope of work with identifiable deliverables.

Technology : This position requires a savvy business professional with deep cloud based or XaaS software knowledge OR experience procuring goods and services within the IT Category such as desktop computing hardware and software, enterprise software licensing, enterprise database management software and related hardware, telecommunications software and hardware, and/or IT infrastructure maintenance services.

Recovery & BPO : The ideal candidate will have Sourcing and/or Management experience within financial or credit industries. Experience with highly regulated process sourcing is essential.

Print Production: This position will be a subject matter expert within the Print Production, Logistics and Postage areas. Continuously research and communicate innovative production and industry-related ideas and technologies with key contacts throughout Discover and external partners. Share updated USPS information and regulations (rate increases, promotions) with internal Marketing teams while keeping a pulse on postal trends. Work closely with internal business partners to develop strategies to drive down costs and reduce cycle times, where possible. Mailing services experience, including lettershop, postal, and mail logistics desired.


  • Provides consulting to internal customers and business partners.
  • Performs and utilizes vendor, market, spend, and other research to analyze and identify sourcing, negotiation, and other projects.
  • Contributes to the continual development of the strategic sourcing function.

Minimum Qualifications:

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Liberal Arts, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field
  • Lean, Six Sigma

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Liberal Arts, or related field

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-09-05

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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