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Sourcing Manager – Senior Consultant/Manager

Value Based Solutions LLC, a rapidly growing business and technology consulting practice, is looking for talented and entrepreneurial individuals to join our team in our Cleveland, Ohio office. We are seeking flexible and delivery-focused individuals’ who are willing to play numerous roles, work in a variety of environments and are willing to do whatever it takes to exceed client delivery expectations. The Sourcing Sr. Consultant/Manager will act as a key subject matter expert in the area of procurement/sourcing to work with clients on cost reduction associated with direct and indirect spend. You will work closely with the engagement resources and client team members to analyze client procurement spend, identify negotiation strategies to reduce spend across multiple commodities, and execute on the re-negotiation of contracts. The Sr. Consultant/Manager will also work with engagement pursuit teams to help develop proposals, approaches, and presentations including managing projects and supporting deliverable templates.

Functional / Industry Knowledge:

  • 2 to 5 years of prior professional business consulting experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree
  • Procurement experience with direct/indirect spend analysis, developing negotiation strategies and executing on the re-negotiation of contracts
  • Detailed understanding of strategic sourcing practices including supplier collaboration, supplier on-boarding, global sourcing, RFx event management, catalog and content management, etc.
  • Manufacturing and/or distribution background in Consumer Product Goods, Retail and/or Industrial Product industries
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Procure to pay process knowledge including operational improvement experience
  • Experience with strategy development, project management, business process definition, cost reduction, organizational restructuring and transformation, business case development and knowledge of ERP applications
  • Ability to be a self-starter and interact effectively with all levels of client management with a drive for excellence
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
  • Willingness to travel (Focus on Cleveland and Ohio Market)
  • Current or future residence in Cleveland, OH