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Citizens Sourcing Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

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Sourcing Specialist

Citizens Bank is currently in the process of delivering a transformed sourcing experience to the business. In the role of Sourcing Specialist, you will be armed with key spend data, forward looking market intelligence and a fully integrated source to pay process, enabling you to be a strong strategic partner with business line executives. This will help you drive shorter cycle times, increased market intelligence, higher level strategic discussions and increased savings opportunities.

The Sourcing Specialist will report to the Sourcing Team Manager as part of the Sourcing Group within Procurement. The successful candidate will partner with other Sourcing professionals to identify market and economic trend opportunities and execute against them to continually improve the value derived from third party relationships. The Sourcing Specialist will exhibit business acumen with a proven track record for executing strategic sourcing projects to take advantage of savings opportunities across the Bank. Primary focus is to align with the business lines in a way that generates a positive impact to them in achieving their business goals, while optimizing value to the overall organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribution to comprehensive sourcing strategies for strategic/complex negotiations. Ability to negotiate, including contract red lining for all types of corporate transactions.

  • Working with Sourcing Lead by performing market analysis, benchmark analysis and spend analysis for assigned commodity projects.

  • Working with Line of Business partners to establish specifications for product/service being purchased; Lead or facilitate the supplier selection and negotiation process; put in place contracts for strategic purchases.

  • Maintaining close relations with the industry supply base and industry experts with the objective to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in sourcing and contract negotiation, preferable in highly regulated industry (Financial Services preferred), including Meetings/Events, Travel, and Fleet categories

  • Experience in sourcing engagements using best practice 7-step sourcing process (or equivalent) with negotiation skills

  • Results-oriented person with a strong delivery focus who can work independently and collaboratively depending on the project

  • Experience in managing multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment with several stakeholders

  • Strong communication, project management, and analytics skills

  • Knowledge of Ariba, Oracle, and advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Self-starter with high integrity

    Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred

    Hours & Work Schedule

    Hours per Week: 40

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

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Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.

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