Procurement Senior Sourcing Specialist
Auburn Hills, MI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Senior Sourcing Specialist
The Sr. Sourcing Specialist is responsible for facilitating the Strategic Sourcing Process. Strategic sourcing contracting duties include using a fact-based, rigorous process that involves: substantial internal data gathering and evaluation; extensive external data gathering and interactions; selecting the most appropriate strategy and negotiations approach; and ultimately selecting and managing the right suppliers.

Position Competencies
Successful candidates will possess Action oriented, Customer Focus, Time Management, Written Communications, Peer Relationships, Self-Development, Functional/Technical Skills, Problem Solving, Technical Learning, Priority Setting, Perseverance competencies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sourcing process for assigned spend categories and assist the Sourcing Manager with the development of the overall sourcing strategy and opportunity assessment.
  • Successfully manage multiple complex projects through cross-functional collaboration and a disciplined approach to project management that enables consistent implementation.
  • Analyze large data sets effectively, identify process improvement solutions, formulate recommendations, and influence decisions.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with manager-level business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a deep category expertise for categories under management, including a detailed knowledge of the supply base, best practice sourcing strategies, and project-specific service level agreements.
  • Successfully apply a detailed acumen of current market trends to impact negotiations and strive for fair market pricing.
  • Operate efficiently within Procurement and other internal groups to gain an expert understanding of Company's business model, systems and projects.
  • Anticipate business needs and ensure a proactive outreach to internal/external stakeholders
  • Compile customized reports from to analyze supplier information in order to understand current costs and ensure best pricing.
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead contract negotiations with suppliers.
  • Ensure organizational goals, including budget, savings, and supplier performance measures, are met.
  • Manage the total cost of the supplier relationship; participate in the supplier performance evaluation process and benchmarking.
  • Administer, follow up and verify that corrective actions are being implemented for key underperforming suppliers as established through supplier quality metrics, scorecards, and audit reports.
  • Contribute to the creation or amendment of Procurement policies and processes.
  • Utilize e-Procurement systems to facilitate sourcing, contracting and purchasing activities.
  • Under the direction of the Category Manager, assist with analysis of contractual agreements for trends/inconsistencies/opportunities for efficiencies

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; Banking experience preferred
  • CPSM, CTPS, aCOP, and/or COP certification preferred
  • Ariba system experience preferred
  • 5 years of experience with Sourcing concepts, processes, and methodologies
  • 5 years of experience with analytical and communication skills
  • 5 years of experience with internal and external negotiation skills
  • 3 years of experience interacting professionally and comfortably in upper management level environment

8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Comerica is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - veterans/individuals with disabilities, committed to workplace diversity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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