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Sourcing Specialist

  • ID: 511256
  • Posted: 6/30/2022
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Category: IT - Information Technology
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara solutions is looking for a Sourcing Specialist for our client located in Houston - TX

  • Understanding of the strategic sourcing process deployed, including expenditure analysis, cross-functional team formation & management, Refax development & administration, proposal analysis, negotiations, and contract formation/execution
  • Develop, administer and award RFP's, RFQ's and RFI's for) commodities, assets, and other assigned special projects; analyse responses to determine which response(s) complies with company's requirements and offers the best value
  • Lead internal team conducting supplier negotiations for select sourcing efforts
  • Assume responsibility for developing Memos of Understanding (MOUs), Statements of Work (SOW)s and contacts as needed; ensure company's interests are protected and the risk is identified, minimized, and managed in all contracts and relationships
  • Coordinate with internal customers to identify needs, prepare specifications, identify options, and ensure purchases meet customers' requirements and are cost effective
  • Compile and analyse data for commodity studies, Total Cost of Ownership reports and justification for buying decisions
  • Stay current on market conditions and trends that impact flow, pricing, and availability of products
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Engineering or Finance or Supply Management
  • Minimum of 6 years' experience in a corporate environment
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Maritime or Construction industry experience and highly
  • Proficiency in Procurement Fundamentals, including P2P process execution, contract development, contract management, negotiations, and cost modelling
  • Ability to leverage information management systems and analytical tools
  • Proven negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrates proficient interpersonal skills, including consensus building, judgment, maturity, creativity and motivation/energy
  • Competent with each commodity's technical terms and the ability to document and communicate these terms effectively with suppliers and customers
  • Knowledge of General Accounting Principles, accounts payable processes, and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code, contract management, supplier management, and contract law,
  • Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Be able to work in an in-office work environment

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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