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Strategic Sourcing Manager

| Chicago

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. 

Short Description

Reporting directly to the Head of Global Procurement, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the procurement and strategic development of direct and indirect materials/services. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will identify cost savings opportunities and manage current/new supplier relationships through contract execution and negotiations. This individual will manage cross-functional projects to drive efficiencies through the organization and generate cost improvements to create a value proposition for the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop/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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ascertain relevant market knowledge and best practices to offer alternative/improved solutions driving improvements in business operations
  • Manages direct reports

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 7+ years experience in Purchasing; Indirect Purchasing preferred
  • MBA preferred
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking when analyzing and resolving issues
  • 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
  • Proven track record of developing, coaching, and mentoring talent

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

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’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.

Mahsa

Software Engineer

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.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.

Christopher

Associate Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
(Discuss our CTO?)
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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