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Sourcing Sr. Specialist - Technology Procurement

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087149
Date Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Sourcing Sr. Specialist - Technology Procurement

The Sr. Sourcing Specialist will report to the Sourcing Manager and focus on the strategic sourcing of IT Technology Professional Services to support our growing Technology organization. In this role, you will work closely with the Technology organization to develop and execute sourcing strategies and negotiate contracts to help drive key corporate initiatives within the Technology Professional Services category. You will work within the Procurement organization to champion improved processes with lower expense and decreased risk to the business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes sourcing strategies for software and / or technology professional services
  • Executes a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, innovation, quality and service
  • Interfaces successfully with the company’s various business units and departments to ensure collaborative, timely and effective approaches to sourcing events and project implementations
  • Negotiates preferable costs and contract terms on behalf of internal stakeholders and in the best interest of the JCPenney
  • Identifies cost reduction initiatives through data analysis and strategic collaboration with business and finance stakeholders
  • Implements supplier management techniques to drive increased value and foster innovation.
  • Assesses current and future market trends and prepares price forecasts for the business.
  • Develops supplier risk mitigation strategies
  • Identifies and implements process improvements in assigned categories
  • Develops total cost of ownership (TCO) financial models, derive outcomes, and presents results in executive summaries
  • Ability to present negotiation results to internal stakeholders and influence decisions related to procurement activities

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2-4 years related purchasing, buying or sourcing industry experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience building presentation decks
  • Strong problem-solving skills and maintain attention to detail to ensure successful project execution
  • Perform in a demanding environment while juggling multiple competing priorities
  • Position requires strong negotiation skills, the ability to gather and analyze data, assess risks / gaps and make recommendations
  • Must be proficient with MS Office products; specifically, Word, Excel and Visio
  • Understanding of Oracle ERP, applications a plus

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Sourcing Sr. Specialist - Technology Procurement
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087149

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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