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Manager Strategic Sourcing

Function: Procurement
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 4/30/2018 2:35:31 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1045759
Job Summary    

The Sourcing Manager –will work with the Director of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Facilities and Print/Marketing Services. This position will be responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of the sourcing events for related spend in Supply Chain and Print/Marketing Services areas. The position will work with staff on-shore and off-shore as appropriate to complete sourcing projects.  The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for specific project performance and in collaborate with teammates to achieve the category goals, including annual sourcing savings targets.


Key Job Responsibilities

Impact on Business  

  • Support the Director in the implementation of an annual cost savings program that will directly affect company’s financial results and growth plans
  • Responsible for achieving savings targets to support department & corporate objectives
  • Apply deep supply market intelligence, vendor performance scorecards and cost benchmarking to manage price fluctuations and continually improve results and control of spend
  • Develop sourcing strategies (including RFI/RFP, negotiations, etc.) to drive sustainable competitive advantage and concentrate spend with key suppliers in support of business unit strategies
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to achieve savings targets, improve supplier performance, minimize supply chain risk, maximize supplier collaboration and innovation, etc.
  • Support the Director in change management efforts to continuously increase spend under management and integrate sourcing into business unit decision making

Innovation and Change

  • Utilize strategic sourcing process to develop and align with key stakeholders on aggressive sourcing solutions that achieve Staples’ service, cost and volume requirements.  Innovative thinking desired to challenge the status quo and develop enhanced business solutions for Staples.


  • In this role, the Manager will interface and lead discussions with Staples business stakeholders (budget holders that hold Senior Manager, Director, VP positions within Staples). Communications with internal stakeholders would include, project goal alignment, RFQ preparation, Submission analysis assessment, Project close out docs, etc. External customers would include Vendor Community participants in the RFQs. 
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategy influence-open dialogue with team and director around Category Plans and projects
  • Responsible for Sourcing event strategies, financial analysis and negotiation  strategy/execution

KPIs– Key Performance Indicators

  • Savings against targets
  • Timely Project Management
  • Business stakeholder surveys
  • Direct feedback from stakeholders
  • Quality of project execution


Education/Experience Equivalent 

  • BS/BA in Business or Engineering required, MBA preferred

Professional Knowledge/Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent financial acumen and analytical skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills across functional areas
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

Additional Information


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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