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Sr. Associate - Sourcing - Denali - (SO)

Company: WNS
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionDenali - A WNS Company is a procurement-focused, technology-agnostic managed services provider that enables organizations to win at procurement: influence more spend through category management and transition to a new procurement operating model. We support Global 1000 companies by offering an array of best-in-class procurement solutions, including Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Contract and Supplier Management, Tactical and Transactional Procurement, and Accounts Payable. We bring deep Category expertise extending across various direct and indirect spend categories.Our efforts to integrate human capital strategy into the overall growth strategy have been acknowledged on several leading platforms. We were recently recognized in the AON Best Employer 2017 rankings, a feat that we have achieved for the second consecutive year. The WNS-Denali office in Pittsburgh was named a "Best Place to Work" in Pittsburgh in both 2016 2017 and 2020.Denali - A WNS Company, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Job DescriptionJob DescriptionThe Sr. Associate - Sourcing will execute intermediate and complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to - sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requesters to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requestorKey Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ) to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing 5-12 intermediate to complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong understanding of Denali's process and ability to apply concepts to various client projects (e.g. total cost of ownership, value engineering and evaluation criteria development)
  • Ensure end-to-end successful completion of the assigned requests/projects working with the Sourcing Managers & Business Stakeholders
  • Represent projects for assigned functional areas
  • Primary activities: Program Management in support of Client Sourcing Manager delegation, Spend Analysis for Opportunity Identification, support of Category StrategyQualificationsQualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
    • 5-7 years of related work experience with at least 3 years in procurement or sourcing
    • Source to Pay experience needed
    • Ability to work and multitask in fast paced, technology environment.
    • Dynamic and energetic.
    • Ability to multi-task and project manage to closure.
    • Up to 10% TravelAdditional InformationKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
      • Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
      • Ability to facilitated a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
      • Ability to handle clients issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
      • Advanced/"Expert" Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advanced data manipulation skills
      • Proficiency in esourcing tools desired but not critical

Keywords: WNS, Redmond , Sr. Associate - Sourcing - Denali - (SO), Other , Redmond, Washington

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