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Overview

The role will focus on the Indirect Sourcing categories and will be a member of a team responsible for the sourcing, contracting and supplier management of goods and services.

The strategic sourcing manager will act proactively to build relationships across business units and remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. They will execute the strategic vision for ensuring quality, supply and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion.  Working with business units and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs.


Primary Responsibility:

1.Implement and execute the organization’s strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, analysis of bids and quotes, supplier negotiations, contract creation and finalization.

2.Network across Office Depot. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies which support their business.

3.Know your category and market. Be a resource to stakeholders to make better decisions.

4.Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.

5.Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in business administration or related field required
Business Administration or Similar
Three to five years’ experience
Minimum 3 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement (preferably one headquartered in the United States)

•CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Chain Manager) preferred 

•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables

•Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

•Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met

•Ability to work within a matrixed environment

•Professional level spoken and written English and demonstrated ability to read and understand legal documents in English

•Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)

•Experience in supplier sourcing and eAuctions

•Contract Management Tools (Ariba, Oracle Contracts)

•Spend Analytics

•Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier best practices.

•Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities.

•Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.

•Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating

•Innovative, self-¬motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills

•MBA degree Desired

•Project Management Professional (PMP) Desired

•Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Desired

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How To Apply
Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    The role will focus on the Indirect Sourcing categories and will be a member of a team responsible for the sourcing, contracting and supplier management of goods and services.

    The strategic sourcing manager will act proactively to build relationships across business units and remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. They will execute the strategic vision for ensuring quality, supply and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion.  Working with business units and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs.


    Primary Responsibility:

    1.Implement and execute the organization’s strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, analysis of bids and quotes, supplier negotiations, contract creation and finalization.

    2.Network across Office Depot. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies which support their business.

    3.Know your category and market. Be a resource to stakeholders to make better decisions.

    4.Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.

    5.Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach.

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in business administration or related field required
    Business Administration or Similar
    Three to five years’ experience
    Minimum 3 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement (preferably one headquartered in the United States)

    •CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Chain Manager) preferred 

    •Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables

    •Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

    •Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met

    •Ability to work within a matrixed environment

    •Professional level spoken and written English and demonstrated ability to read and understand legal documents in English

    •Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)

    •Experience in supplier sourcing and eAuctions

    •Contract Management Tools (Ariba, Oracle Contracts)

    •Spend Analytics

    •Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier best practices.

    •Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities.

    •Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.

    •Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating

    •Innovative, self-¬motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills

    •MBA degree Desired

    •Project Management Professional (PMP) Desired

    •Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Desired

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
    Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How To Apply
    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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