• Boston, MA
  • This position has been filled

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Our University client in Boston is looking for a Sourcing Specialist to support the Category Manager in the execution of a data-driven category plan for the university’s Research-related spend categories. This is a direct-hire position for an individual with superior interpersonal and analytical skills. The salary range for this role is 65-70K per year.  


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Deliver measurable, quantifiable cost and/or process efficiencies using established sourcing methodology
  • Complete business process reviews with clients
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop, manage, and execute on category plan initiatives that optimize the appropriate balance of cost and quality
  • Build and manage internal business relationships by providing guidance and expertise on sourcing best practices, including supplier selection
  • Work closely on communication and change management efforts associated with executed projects
  • Develop and manage a supplier performance program within the assigned research-related spend categories 
  • Distill relevant content from reports to create engaging presentations that will help stakeholders, including university executives, make decisions
  • Additional duties as needed

Requirements Include:

  • Strong analytical skills, excellent with data analysis, fluent in Excel; experience with Ariba preferred
  • Savvy with PowerPoint, written communications, and presentations
  • Experienced project manager with ability to manage multiple projects at the same time 
  • Strong in negotiations, understands contracts, and comfortable managing a large project with stakeholders; procurement background preferred
  • Flexible and agile team player who is able to embrace changes
  • Experience negotiating with business consultants
  • BA/BS in any field



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