Strategic Sourcing Director

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About CCC

At CCC, it’s all about connectivity we are a provider of innovative cloud, mobile, telematics, hyperscale technologies and services for the automotive, insurance, and collision repair industries. Our solutions and big data insights are delivered through our CCC ONE™ platform, which connects 350+ insurance companies, 24,000+ repair facilities, original equipment manufacturers, hundreds of parts suppliers, and dozens of third-party data and service providers. Our platform, carwise.com , provides access to car-related services for millions of consumers. Auto Injury Solutions Inc., also a CCC company, provides casualty solutions to auto insurers for the handling of first and third-party claims. In short, our collective set of solutions make connected car, vehicle, and accident data actionable, informing decision-making, enhancing productivity, and helping customers deliver faster and better experiences for end consumers.

Job Description Summary

Position overview The Strategic Sourcing Director will establish a procurement function focused on building a governance structure with established metrics and monitoring mechanisms across key areas of our business. This will be done by leading the development & implementation of strategic sourcing strategies and long-term sourcing roadmap that align with specific business needs. This individual will also develop new or re-assess existing sourcing processes, relationships, and policies that are central to strategic sourcing including spend analytics, 3rd party contractor and supplier performance/relationship management, provider qualification, risk mitigation / contingency planning, and contract management. This individual will establish tracking metrics to ensure that the organization achieves best value from its relationships with its external partners and deliver the best business outcomes. This role will work closely with the company’s legal and product management / development teams to understand the necessary requirements of relationships, manage the overall contracting process, and negotiate final agreements.

Job Duties

Specific responsibilities and activities:

• Act as sourcing subject matter expert in consulting with the business to identify, develop and deploy best practice procurement and supplier management; sourcing/procurement scope will include data and content services that drive our products, excluding IT and facilities-related vendors
• Develop organization-wide procurement and sourcing function to ensure the organization achieves visible results
• Provide in-depth analysis around spend, supplier assessment, financials and market data/price trends to improve vendor selection, define contracting terms/goals, and reduce costs
• Undertake thorough due diligence with potential partner companies in order to assist internal stakeholders with selection of the right option, including the identification of alternative sources which may mitigate business risk
• Lead cross-functional negotiation teams to perform contract negotiations with selected suppliers
• In close partnership with the Legal department, review, draft, and agreements
• Establish KPIs to track and monitor supplier and process performance/service level, mitigate risk and develop contingency plans
• Analyze opportunities to improve existing contracts
• Manage disputes with suppliers as necessary when appropriate
• Manage, coordinate and support special projects as needed

Qualifications

·       Extensive experience identifying and interfacing with 3rd party suppliers, both local and offshore

·       Sound business acumen, supported by strong analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as detail orientation

·       Strong working knowledge of relevant licensing concepts and contract terms

·       Ability to assess and mitigate risk from a company, project, business, financial and contractual perspective, including a working knowledge of legal terms and conditions, long-term impacts of various business terms and conditions

·       Demonstrable experience in creating vendor/partner relationships  that deliver quality services, cost efficiency and diversity of services.  

·       Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with multiple internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; Resourceful and proactive in achieving success in the face of ambiguity, while prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities

·       Excellent project management and time management skills

·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Experience/Educational requirements:

·       7-10 years of sourcing experience, preferably in a B2B software company that relies on multiple external data sources

·       Demonstrated experience sourcing partners who are Minority or Female owned Vendors or Partners

·       Knowledge of technology / software industry and/or experience in other sectors where licensing is prevalent (e.g., pharmaceutical, medical devices, telecommunications)

·       Undergraduate degree from a competitive institution; graduate degree beneficial

 

About the company’s Commitment to its employees:

 

We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, bonus, and stock options.

We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer generous benefit plans and resources designed with employee satisfaction in mind.

What we value is simple - customers, employee commitment, collaboration and clear communication.

We hire people who will embrace the company’s goals and values, and productively contribute in ways that help us serve the customer, innovate and stay strong. We regularly measure our employee’s engagement and job satisfaction and consistently score well above industry norms – our employees love their jobs!

Why Choose CCC?

We make it a priority to keep employees enriched, healthy and happy.

·       Enriched – Tuition reimbursement, leadership development opportunities and training and learning programs,

·       Healthy - Wellness programs and Perkspot/employee discount program

·       Happy – Recognition programs, a confidential employee assistance program and flexible work arrangements such as staggered start times

 

Our corporate headquarters is located in downtown Chicago within the historic Merchandise Mart—a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building

Our benefit plans include: medical, dental, vision, paid vacation/PTO/holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k) plan with company match and more.

CCC Information Services was ranked #17 in the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, by Built in Chicago, an online community for digital technology entrepreneurs in Chicago.

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An Insider's view of CCC Information Services

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've been here 5 years, and I learn something new everyday. I have the opportunity to grow my skill set, the flexibility to spend time with my family, and the support to accomplish my professional goals.

Prasanthi

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are looking at every single aspect of the vehicle lifecycle related to insurance and collision. We’re injecting key technologies across the spectrum to create a modernized consumer experience. This includes using telematics for vehicle underwriting. detecting accidents to enable insurers and OEMs to proactively reach out to their customers.

Jason

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Management

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started as an intern at CCC, I was trusted to work with extraordinary technology. Now, as a DevOps Manager, I get to work on those technologies and new ones with other pioneers - that type of innovation ignites my creativity.

Amin

Manager, DevOps

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are technically adept and highly capable. Equally, if not more importantly, they have a passion and desire to learn. We're not satisfied just cranking out code, there is a strong desire to learn about our customers and be creative

John

Senior Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Employees get to learn about multiple products across our entire customer base. This allows employees to figure out what area aligns best with their strengths and interests, and where they are looking to grow.

Susanne

Senior Manager, IT Operations

What are CCC Information Services Perks + Benefits

CCC Information Services Benefits Overview

Perks are fun, but they should also be highly functional. So we offer more than just free coffee and gym membership benefits (though we've got those, too). We offer comprehensive and well thought-out benefits for your health, happiness and bank account.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
CCC provides short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
CCC provides two dental plans with Aetna, PPO and DMO.
Vision Benefits
CCC provides two vision plans with VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
CCC offers four medical plans offered through BCBSIL (PPO, Health Savings Account [HSA], Health Care Account [HCA], and Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs includes bio-metric screenings, financial wellness, and weight loss programs. All of these are provided free of charge.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CCC offers ROTH and/or pre-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Parking
Depending on your location (Chicago, Austin, LA) we do provide either free parking or subsided parking fees for our employees.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
CCC offers tuition reimbursement to an accredited academic institution for all full-time employees up to $5,250 annually.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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