Procurement Consultant

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $40 - $44 per hour
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Procurement Consultant

Our client in downtown Chicago is looking for a Procurement Consultant to join their team! This individual will provide end to end category management, strategic sourcing, and procurement of contingent labor.

Responsibilities:
Contingent labor category management
Collaborate with technology partners to develop and execute sourcing and procurement strategies
Analyze industry and vendor data / trends and make recommendations to technology partners about key insights, trade-offs, and risks
Collect requirements and specifications from technology partners and lead competitive bidding processes (e.g. RFx, eAuctions, etc.)
Negotiate commercial arrangements and contracts with vendors
Present negotiation strategies and opportunities to technology partners and management
Assist with forecasting / planning processes, demand management, and developing contracts that scale future enterprise needs
Provide thought-leadership around improvements of global policies, operations, programs and processes
Drive vendor quality and performance improvement initiatives and harness vendor innovation ideas
Serve as a key subject matter expert
Carry out complex activities with significant financial, client, and/or internal business impacts

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

Skills:
Understanding of procurement best practices
Experience developing and implementing process improvements
Experience with Labor Contracts, managed services contracts
Advanced negotiation skills
Success working with cross functional and diverse teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Strong time and project management skills
High attention to detail
Ability to breakdown complex problems and resolve them through independent research and analysis
Past experience presenting to executive and senior leadership
Experience with sourcing and procurement applications, PeopleSoft ERP, MS Office Suite and advanced Excel skills

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
Experienced

Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Finance (MBA preferred)
5+ years of relevant procurement category management experience (emphasis on contingent labor/professional services
preferred)
Previous experience with vendor management system (VMS) Beeline, and working with a Managed Service Provider


Click to apply or send your resume to rachael.jalbuena@randstadusa.com to express interest. Please include a copy of your most updated resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

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