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Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Company: Kar Auction Services Inc.
Location: Carmel
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

US - IN - Carmel (KAR World Headquarters) Reporting to the Senior Director of KAR Enterprise Optimization, the Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for the execution and management of various travel sourcing initiatives. The scope of work for this position includes contract management, project management, supplier management, risk management and compliance monitoring, with support from the Manager and/or Senior Director of KAR Enterprise Optimization. This role will collaborate with multiple business units throughout KAR's global footprint. You must know, practice, and ensure that company policies and procedures and state and federal laws are followed at all times while ensuring no company, employee, or customer information is inappropriately divulged to unauthorized parties.
-- Responsibilities & Duties:-- Act as a sourcing subject matter expert and liaison between KAR business unit management, executives, legal, user groups and the suppliers. Act as an ambassador for strategic sourcing best practices and standard operating procedures. Contract Management: Review, evaluate and establish the most advantageous terms for KAR. Negotiate business and legal terms to create a framework to monitor supplier compliance and ensure end user satisfaction. Monitor contract expiration and establish a short- and long-term strategy for each category spend. Foresee changes in the business environment that impact KAR's negotiating ability. Project Management: Initiation, follow-through and execution of direct, indirect, and capital expenditure projects. Conduct the Request for Proposal ("RFP") process and manage the stakeholder committee to ensure success including contract negotiation, KAR-wide communication and implementation. Supplier Management: Develop and maintain supplier relationships in an effort to continually increase the vendor's value to KAR. Monitor contractual compliance and ensure end user needs are being met or exceed. Manage vendor through remediation when applicable. Risk Management: Review and evaluate potential risk to KAR and develop mitigation plans to reduce or eliminate exposure. Compliance Monitoring: Ensure all policies, procedures, and contracts are compliant with all local, state, and federal laws. Devise and employ sourcing strategies via financial, functional, risk assessment and opportunity assessments. Analyze current trends and spend to identify new cost savings opportunities. Develop and execute plan. Perform administrative duties needed to support various sourcing initiatives (e.g. consolidated invoicing, audits, SOP maintenance, survey's, etc.). Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. Control spend and--build a culture of long-term saving on sourcing costs. Design and prepare periodic reports that highlight results of current initiatives and provide cost savings summary. Review and execute the ordering of necessary goods and services received through KAR's internal ticketing system. Very strong communication skills (written and verbal) as well as strong computer skill set (Microsoft Office). Promote effective communication with all departments and employees within KAR and its related subsidiaries via multiple mediums (in person, email, intranet, etc.). Demonstrated track record of the following qualities: self-starter, driven, results-oriented and solutions-focused. Practice and promote teamwork at all times. Set a good personal example of attitude and performance. Maintain positive employee relations and morale whenever possible.--Practice sound leadership and human relations principles.--Set a good personal example of attitude and performance. Resolve employee relations problems, complaints, suggestions, etc. Follow-through and communicate employee relations problems to the Director of Enterprise Optimization.--
-- Educational Requirements & Qualifications:-- Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline required (Business, Finance or Supply Chain Management preferred).-- Four (4) to seven (7) years of operations and/or procurement experience required. KAR Global powers the world's most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world's largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions. We're a technology company--delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing. We're an analytics company--leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights. And we're an auction company--powering the world's most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, KAR has 10,000 employees and maintains business units across the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Europe. Together, the KAR brands provide a complete remarketing solution for our customers. California Residents: Click here to learn more about the personal information we collect in the application process. KAR Global is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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