Purchase & Sales (P&S) Specialist

  • location: Norfolk, VA
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $24 - $38 per hour
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Purchase & Sales (P&S) Specialist

Sourcing (Procurement) responsibility for Analytics spend and developing category sourcing plans. The position requires cross -functional collaboration with Specialty Groups/Teams and Analytic Teams in the development of request for proposals, contract negotiations, administration and leadership of the sourcing and supplier/vendor selection process. In conjunction with key stakeholders develop the business case surrounding the opportunity/need for supplier engagement. Identifying key business requirements; lead supplier identification, evaluation, price negotiation and contracting for new supplier spend and for renewals with existing suppliers; and communicate relevant financial and procurement information to support approvals to spend and pay suppliers.

Category Forecasting and Planning:
Conducts category spend analysis as needed to identify areas of spend deficiency
Leads planning and acquisition projects related to equipment, enterprise-wide software licensing, application development, support and maintenance services, application integration and Analytics??? data providers and consulting services, in accordance with policy and procedure.
Identifies savings and service opportunities, including potential efficiency gains
May also support over flow of departmental projects where appropriate.
Sourcing & Vendor Onboarding:
Manages the RFI/RFP process or vendor selection and leads price negotiations.
Collaborates with Vendor Relationship Owners (VROs) to develop the appropriate statements of work and business requirements to ensure accurate and effective contracts are produced.
Ensures completion of the appropriate compliance documentation (e.g. OFAC searches, Due Diligence Questionnaires and IT Assessment Documents) in accordance with policy and procedure.
Support/Facilitate approval to spend and PO process in accordance with policy and procedure.
Contract Negotiations:
Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel to ensure market optimal terms and conditions and that statements of work/service level agreements reflect negotiated business requirements, in accordance with policy and procedure.
Vendor Off Boarding:
In partnership with key stakeholders (VRO or executive) ensures assets are protected and services are terminated and/or transitioned to a new supplier, in accordance with policy and procedure.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Highly effective interpersonal and technical skills
Strong business acumen and communication skills
Strong project management skills
Strong track record in meeting cost reduction targets



Bachelor???s degree required; and/or Strategic Sourcing Certification
Minimum 6+ years of related work experience.
Demonstrated experience leading RFP???s and negotiating, high dollar service agreements and/or managing strategic vendors.
In-depth knowledge of contract types, sourcing methods and procedures, performance incentives and procurement tools.

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