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Sr. Sourcing Associate - Logistics Category

Company: WNS
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
WNS Denali is a procurement-focused, technology-agnostic managed services provider that enables organizations to win at procurement: influence more spend through Category Management and transition to a New Procurement Operating Model. We support Global 1000 companies by offering an array of best-in-class procurement solutions, including Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Contract and Supplier Management, Tactical and Transactional Procurement, and Accounts Payable. We bring deep Category expertise extending across various direct and indirect spend categories.
Our efforts to integrate human capital strategy into the overall growth strategy have been acknowledged on several leading platforms. We were recently recognized in the AON Best Employer 2017 rankings, a feat that we have achieved for the second consecutive year. The WNS-Denali office in Pittsburgh was named "Best Place to Work" in 2016, 2017 and 2020.
WNS Denali, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Job Description
The Sr. Sourcing Associate will execute intermediate and complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to - sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requesters to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requestor. This role will specifically be for the Logistics / Oceans Freight category.
Key Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Sr. Sourcing Associate Key Responsibilities / Job Duties assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
  • Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ) to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing 5-12 intermediate to complex projects simultaneously
  • Create and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of Denali's process and ability to apply concepts to various client projects (e.g. total cost of ownership, value engineering and evaluation criteria development)
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
    • 4-8 years of related work experience with at least 3 years in procurement or sourcing
    • Deep understanding of atleast Logistics and Ocean Freight and a good understanding of an additional 2-3 categories (e.g. pricing structures, terminology, bidding sheet development expertise, cost structure, key vendors, etc.)
      Additional Information
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Sr. Sourcing Associate Knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
      • Ability to assess projects' fit for reverse auction, setup and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
      • Advanced negotiation skills
      • Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
      • Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
      • Ability to facilitated a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
      • Ability to handle clients issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
      • Advanced/"Expert" Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advance data manipulation skills
      • Proficiency in multiple eSourcing tools (e.g., Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module) at an "advanced" level (as defined by Denali, Software company, or client standards)
        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        • Sr. Sourcing Associate Knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
        • Ability to assess projects' fit for reverse auction, setup and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
        • Advanced negotiation skills
        • Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
        • Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
        • Ability to facilitated a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
        • Ability to handle clients issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
        • Advanced/"Expert" Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advance data manipulation skills
        • Proficiency in multiple eSourcing tools (e.g., Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module) at an "advanced" level (as defined by Denali, Software company, or client standards)

Keywords: WNS, Bellevue , Sr. Sourcing Associate - Logistics Category, Professions , Bellevue, Washington

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