Strategic Sourcing Specialist / Supplier Diversity Coordinator - Remote at DFIN

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Role Overview:

Reporting directly to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the procurement and strategic development of materials/services commodities within the DFIN organization. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will oversee DFIN’s portfolio of vendors to identify cost savings opportunities and manage current/new supplier relationships through contract execution and negotiations. This individual will participate in cross-functional projects to drive efficiencies through the organization and generate cost improvements to create a value proposition for the organization.


• Establish and maintain a portfolio of vendor agreements and supplier relationships for DFIN’s vendors.
• Work in a team environment to implement global sourcing and supplier strategies in correlation with market trends, business needs, and competitive landscape creating company roadmap for short, medium, and long-term gains 
• Leverage both current and new supplier relationships to drive cost reductions, negotiate long-term agreements, and form strategic partnerships that enhance the supplier portfolio to provide positive financial impacts and increased stability
• Analyze supplier diversity data to establish goals and growth targets
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop SOW’s that reflect business needs in a way to clearly communicate to supply base and effectively support the business units
• Conduct thorough RFP process and supplier selection in order to achieve cost targets, adhere to contractual requirements, and follow strategic plans
• Initiate benchmark analysis to identify potential cost gaps and ensure price alignment across commodity
• Work with purchase requisitioners to create purchase orders in conjunction with Master Product and Service Agreements and annual budgetary needs
• Liaise with external agency to conduct supplier due diligence assessment on conflict minerals 
• Collaborate effectively across all organization levels and functions to drive business units toward common goals and objectives that are in alignment with procurement initiatives
• Conduct commodity and supplier analysis to recognize and implement potential opportunities, gaps and risk analysis, and areas for efficiency gains
• Ensure the organization’s procurement and contracts (and contract management) policies, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines are followed
• Enhance DFIN supplier diversity program to align with corporate and procurement initiatives
• Track and report quarterly diversity metrics
• Ascertain relevant market knowledge and best practices to offer alternative/improved solutions driving improvements in business operations


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field
• 3-5 years experience in Purchasing 
• Proven experience in effectively managing supplier relationships
• Direct experience negotiating contracts relating to corporate business units
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of legal terminology, contracts, contract language, contract terms and conditions, and contract redlining.
• SAP experience is a plus
• Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking when analyzing and resolving issues 
• Possess strong project management skills and the ability to multi-task complex requirements.
• Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills required
• Experience in identifying trends, managing commodities, and establishing strategic direction
• Ability to liaise and conduct project reviews with all levels of upper and executive management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong negotiation skills with capability to employ creative measures to achieve optimal results
• Excel, MS Office Suite intermediate skills a must
• Robust analytical aptitude to generate business cases and sourcing opportunities
• Experience developing or working with an established supplier diversity program
• Knowledge of conflict minerals reporting is a plus


We are accepting remote candidates for this position and offer a fully flexible work environment. 

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable aaccommodation by sending an email to [email protected]

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Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Active and honest listening – Contrary to the stereotypical, extroverted sales rep, some of my most effective and insightful client interactions are when I do the least amount of talking, and the most active listening. Client insight is exponentially easier to excavate when you stop “pitching” – and start listening.


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What is your vision for the company?

Our business plan reflects the change in products DFIN is selling today versus what we sell in five years. DFIN today is a company that offers a lot of professional services that we added software to, but the goal is to become a SaaS company that has services to support it.


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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

When managing an individual or team, my strategy is to instruct, influence and inspire. I ask discovery questions that inspire confidence so that when they come to me with requests, they invariably have the answers. I am also intentional about safeguarding other people’s dignity. The people who work for you are the people who elevate you.


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What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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