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Procurement Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Information Technology

Woodland Hills, California
Strategic Management & Administration

Job Description

Requisition ID: 180005NR
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Job Summary 
The Strategic Sourcing Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the development and compilation of RFx (Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, etc.) materials, mid to high level complexity contracting support with minimal leadership guidance, and jointly developing negotiations strategies with Strategic Sourcing and Procurement management. The Sourcing Specialist will also support management through performing complex analyses and presentation drafting in support of management. 
Essential Job Functions 
  • Facilitate development and compile RFx materials (eg partner with business stakeholders to define requirements, translate requirements into RFx documents, determine negotiation approach to liaise between Farmers and vendors, and provide contract template suggestions), and support management with sourcing activities based on the strategy and approach identified by leadership.
  • Responsible for drafting, providing contractual review and managing contractual documentation (Master Service Agreements (MSA), Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Amendments, Statements of Work (SOW), Work Orders (WO)) with limited management supervision on medium to high complexity assignments.
  • Responsible for jointly developing negotiation strategies with management, executing negotiations with external vendors, and coordinating contract efforts with vendors for low complexity assignments primarily focused on SOW and WO.
  • Support management by conducting complex analyses and creation of presentation materials. Recognize key trends, understand the impact to Farmers, and identify or recommend data-driven strategies to be reviewed by management.  
Education Requirements 
Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
Experience Requirements 
Three years experience in a sourcing, procurement, or purchasing role required 
Special Skill Requirement 
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contract fundamentals
  • Compelling influencing and persuasion skills
  • Strong project management and change management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 09/24/2018