Strategic Sourcing Manager

| Chicago

Job Description Summary

This role will focus on establishing and improving global strategic outsource and casualty provider engagements using a variety of systems, optimizing processes and metrics to ensure that timely, accurate and insightful information is available. This will include contract management activities related to casualty vendors (outsource and PPO) working with Legal, Procurement, P&T, and the Casualty Executive Team.

The ideal candidate will play a key consultative role to our internal customers, including identifying strategic information needs, conducting data and process analyses, providing actionable recommendations, and executing planning and analytical projects that support the organization's strategic objectives. This position will assist in the development of targeted action planning for business leaders and serve as an internal thought leader on process and vendor planning issues and topics.

 

Job Duties

  • Identifying opportunities for additional cost savings, including evaluation of pricing and negotiation of agreements.
  • Managing and developing a staff of recruiters to obtains specialty services.
  • Participates in special projects/initiatives under the supervision of a senior staff/manager.
  • Conducts market research, best practices investigations, and industry trends analyses for specific procurement and contracting efforts.
  • Solicits/reviews vendor performance information, using department compliance with specific strategic contracts, and spend patterns to make recommendations for the development of future procurement strategy.
  • Develops and reviews specifications and statement of work/scope of services for solicitations.
  • Assists with the development of presentations and workshops regarding procurement solicitations, specifications and contracting topics.

 

Data Analysis

  • Lead complex research and analysis projects related to internal and external trends for multiple units/departments
  • Design and develop accurate dashboards, reports, presentations and visual aids to educate, inform and influence the decisions of leadership
  • Integrate data from multiple systems and develop/use analytics on organizational performance metrics and other key performance indicators 

 

Engagement & Project Management

  • Partner with others to identify research questions, sources and hypotheses, determine key metrics, and interpret results
  • Accurately assess information requests and business situations and determine methods & procedures to address complex assignments
  • Manage all phases of projects, including contracting and consulting with internal stakeholders, developing research/project plans, data collection, analysis and presentation 

 

Building Capabilities

  • Provide knowledge sharing across the organization in advanced analytics techniques and strategic planning methods
  • Build a foundation of analytical capabilities throughout the organization
  • Provide guidance and support to recruiting team members through both formal and informal learning channels
  • Serve as subject matter expert to internal customers and stakeholders 

Planning

  • Design and implement reports to help the organization make data-driven decisions
  • Incorporate historical analytics, strategic plans, and other assessments into "what-if” modeling scenarios to inform forecasting, supply modeling, and gap analysis
  • Conduct job analyses, competency modeling, and validation studies with key stakeholders and subject matter experts

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 years of experience with analytics, contracting and sourcing
  • Knowledge of marketplace
  • Ability and willingness to travel within assigned areas of responsibility, including overnight stays
  • PC proficiency including Microsoft Office software and a high level of analytical proficiency

 

Why Choose CCC:

 

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 productively contribute in ways that help us serve the customer, innovate, and stay strong.
We make it a priority to keep employees healthy, happy and enriched.

 

  • Healthy - Wellness programs, competitive medical benefit offerings
  • Happy – Recognition programs, a confidential employee assistance program, Perkspot/employee discount program and potentially flexible work arrangements such as staggered start times
  • Enriched – Tuition reimbursement, training and learning programs, and leadership development opportunities

 

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

 

Please Note: Contingent Workers, Field Inventory Representatives and Interns are not eligible for the benefits above.

 

CCC Information Services was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers in 2018 and ranked #17 in the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago in 2017 by Built In Chicago.

 

CCC is ready to help you shift your career into high gear. Let's get started!

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An Insider's view of CCC

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

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Austin and Chicago are both driving innovation and expanding into new technology. Regardless of location, both offices embrace collaboration and a desire to be one team. When needed, employees make trips between offices or use video-conferencing technology to make our interactions feel personal and authentic

Shelly

Vice President of Telematics

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

Director, Product Development

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

Manager, Operations

What are CCC Perks + Benefits

CCC 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
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
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
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Parking
Relocation Assistance
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.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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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