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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Chicago, IL, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Project Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for developing, leading, and executing commodity sourcing strategies for local, regional, and national initiatives for both facility and project services. 


Interface with the client and the account team to understand and clarify service delivery requirements, including contractual service levels, insurance requirements, response times and technical qualifications of key suppliers.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Act as subject matter expert representing Sourcing, ensuring contracts and procurement standardsare maintained throughout the portfolio

Closely participate in and with the Client and Jones Lang LaSalle Sourcing and Facility Management teams to drive both immediate and sustained benefits to the Client

Develop annual sourcing initiatives that provide detailed service commodity strategies, identifying objectives, leveraged spend (in association with client sourcing and Jones Lang LaSalle commodity strategies), and milestone timelines

Responsible for communication, coordination, and implementation of local and regional sourcing initiatives and contract negotiations to suppliers and operations team

Lead the strategy development, contract negotiation, and contract execution process for complex service contracts as well as drive efficiency through continuous process improvement and creative cost savings initiatives

Leverage expertise in developing contract language and negotiating with Suppliers on contract terms & conditions

Manage complex databases, performs advanced analytics, and model potential outcomes in order to develop professional solutions and recommendations

Support the Mergers & Acquisitions team with complex contract transfers adopted through M&A activity

Be proactive and manage internal and external customer expectations

Be proactive and seek continuous process improvement

Establish relationship with Corporate Legal and Risk Management to ensure all contractual terms and conditions comply with standard or other contract changes are formally reviewed and approved by legal/risk management

Develop, implement and maintain a supplier diversity program in accordance with client and company requirements. Mentor/educate suppliers through meetings

Conduct Supplier Performance Review meetings and manage supplier scorecards, contract compliance and service obligations

Support e-commerce procurement initiatives

Analyze supplier proposals, financial reports and other data to determine the reasonability of price and supplier’s capabilities

Administer and maintain contract files to ensure compliance with Jones Lang LaSalle and client requirements by managing supplier files, certificates of insurance, amendments, letters and other contractual documents

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Business, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management 10+ years of strategic sourcing experience, and 3+ years of management experience

MBA, preferred

Experience supporting facilities services outsourcing, including critical environments and data centers, through procurement of goods and services

Experience preparing andmanaging the RFP Process and experience negotiating contracts with suppliers, for both goods and services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Excellent Inter-personal skills, organization skills, strong analytical ability, proven ability to lead teams in a decentralized environment 

Hands-on role requiring willingness and ability to be both the strategist and tactician 

Expertise in Strategic Sourcing with demonstrated ability to manage change 

Excellent communication skills both oral and written

Proven ability to deliver results, including cost savings, while maintaining contractual service levels

Excellent PC skills, proficient in MS applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)


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