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Strategic Sourcing Specialist Indirect

Company name
Fiserv, Inc

Location
Alpharetta, GA

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About the Role:Strategic Sourcing Specialist is a sourcing position within Fiserv Enterprise Sourcing Services (ESS) accountable for managing strategic sourcing projects for the procurement of goods and services in an assigned spend category or categories.  Categories can include human resources, professional services, finance, travel, marketing or facilities.  The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be accountable for up to $5M in annual spend and is expected to have regular interaction with senior managers and cross functional stakeholders to deliver world class year-over-year TCO savings.  The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will report to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, Indirect.  The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be expected to lead contract renewal negotiations, support major projects with sourcing managers, and coordinate projects with the sourcing Director for alignment with overall category strategy.About our Business: The Enterprise Sourcing Services (ESS) team partners with associates across Fiserv to support the purchase of goods and services from third party suppliers. Our mission is to support our internal client’s strategic and operational goals and maximize financial benefit for the enterprise.Reporting Relationships:Reports To:  Director of Strategic Sourcing, IndirectDirect Reports:  NoneEssential Job Responsibilities:  Collaborate with colleagues across multiple global business units in technology, finance and business roles in their assigned categories. Conduct market research and maintain a working knowledge of current business trends including industry changes, cost drivers, global pricing, market conditions and economic indicators in order to identify new and/or alternate sources of supply, as needed. Conduct ongoing benchmark reviews and perform complex financial analysis, projections and evaluations of supplier proposals for existing and new contracts. Influence and drive collaboration between cross-functional stakeholders for the development and execution of enterprise sourcing strategies and facilitation of strong partnerships between Fiserv and its suppliers. Act as a liaison between internal stakeholders and suppliers to ensure compliance to sourcing and contracting policies and procedures. Collaborate with internal stakeholders and suppliers to identify cost savings opportunities. Own specific supplier relationships and ensure the ongoing management of performance, quality, cost, contractual commitments, etc. Initiate and/or participate in regular supplier business reviews that address supplier performance, business growth strategies and supply market changes. Prepare and give business reviews to senior management regarding sourcing and contracting progress and actions to close.  Successfully manage projects from cradle to grave in meeting project milestones and objectives. Ensure the effective communication of ESS strategy, service delivery model and services/supplier offerings. Drive compliance to and adoption of ESS policies and procedures; resolve areas of resistance.Required Qualifications: Education:Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance or Accounting requiredMBA in Supply Chain Management, Finance or Business beneficialRequired Experience:3-5 years of business experience or equivalent experience and graduate educationPreferred Experience:Working knowledge of structured strategic sourcing process elementsSourcing, supplier management, project management, and/or finance experiences.  Examples include:Indirect categories such as human resources, professional services, finance, travel, marketing or facilitiesFinancial analysis, forecasting or consulting experience highly desirableProject management experience for issue resolution is preferredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:High energy/impact individualAbility to successfully navigate through ambiguities/obstacles through use of facts, evaluation of alternatives, open-mindedness, and well thought-through strategies and prioritizationStrong communication, influencing and consultative skills Business acumen and ability to perform financial analysis and forecastingPassionate about creating significant accomplishments Makes the most of what is providedDetail orientationPresentation skills enabling business unit leaders and suppliers to clearly understand ESS recommendations and Fiserv requirementsProactive and collaborative approach delivering superior internal client engagementTravel Required: 10% or less

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Fiserv, Inc
Website : http://www.fiserv.com/

Company Profile
Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry, providing integrated technology and services that create value and results for our clients. Fiserv drives innovations that transform experiences for more than 14,500 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms and other business clients.

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