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Strategic Sourcing Executive

  • West

Marc Allen Associates

Region: West


This is a high-profile, high-impact, succession-planned leadership role requiring a strategic and entrepreneurial mindset to identify and create opportunities to help reduce and/or avoid cost while minimizing risk for more than 2100 existing locations, with an additional 100 added annually for a $20B+ industry leader. Because of your broad sphere of influence, strong leadership, project management, and communication skills are key as you’ll collaborate with many cross-functional stakeholders and executive leaders while partnering with a wide variety of vendors.


Drive Strategic Sourcing Process Execution:

  • Create and implement mid-to-long-term detailed sourcing strategic plans and category roadmaps.
  • Drive end-to-end strategic sourcing with powerful presentations, data analysis, baseline development, model building, RFP development, bid management, negotiations, offer analysis, and scenario development.
  • Conduct detailed savings analysis and savings projections and synthesize them into actionable recommendations.
  • Lead RFx (RFQ, RFP, RFI) processes from start to finish for projects that vary in complexity, visibility, and priority.
  • Evaluate RFx responses (quantitatively and qualitatively).
  • Conduct detailed market and vendor research and communicate these findings through meaningful research summaries.
  • Develop and manage complex short-and long-term project timelines, including leading and managing internal and external teams.
  • Facilitate the development of award scenarios and recommendations for stakeholder evaluation, consideration, and decision-making.
  • Participate in post-bid management, including supplier onboarding, spend analysis, and vendor management.

Ad-Hoc Analysis, Project Support, and Project Management:

  • Work with the leadership team to identify and strategically grow the Strategic Sourcing practice with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Manage both planned and unplanned projects from stakeholders across the company.
  • Create and execute project work plans and successfully deliver on timelines and project goals and objectives.
  • Partner with business leaders to create project roadmaps and savings tracking documents.
  • Deliver presentations and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Manage the Direct Imports program, including multiple store fixture categories, interfacing with overseas suppliers in Asia and domestically in the USA.

Contract Development and Management:

  • Lead contract negotiations with internal and Legal stakeholders.
  • Assess contracts for potential sourcing project opportunities.
  • Draft contract terms.


  • Direct reports: Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Manager, Strategic Sourcing.


  • A BA/BS in Business, Economics, Accounting, or Engineering is preferred. An advanced degree, such as an MBA, is a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years of strategic sourcing experience; multi-category sourcing experience is preferred, including sourcing both products and services.
  • Management consulting experience preferred; experience in retail is a plus.
  • Strategic thinking and ability to influence multiple levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, especially in front of peers and executive audiences.
  • Strong quantitative skills and a data-driven approach to solving problems.
  • Close attention to detail and the drive to get things right with minimal supervision.
  • Able to listen, understand, and communicate with associates at all levels of the company.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, work independently, and keep a high level of focus.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
  • Contract writing and management experience preferred.
  • Occasional international and domestic travel is required with advanced notice given.

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.