Strategic Sourcing Leader: Jobs in Minnetonka

Company Description:
Three Point Solutions is a professional staffing firm that offers contract staffing, contract to hire and permanent placement services for our clients professional resource needs.
Job Description:
Responsible for a sourcing category ensuring a continuous supply of products and or services to be provided at the lowest possible cost while adhering to the quality and brand requirements
- Department team members
- Hotel management
- Hotel employees
1. Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding category programs and products
- Conduct supplier analysis to identify, research, and recommend new products/services based on needs of Brand
- Write and administer supplier RFP/competitive bids, evaluate responses and present data:driven, strategic solutions to stakeholders built around the key areas of: financial impact, innovation, quality, service, risk management, and Balance of Trade
- Award/terminate agreements; negotiate contracts, pricing and rebates; own day to day supplier and contract relationship; represent Hotels externally to supplier base
- Consider risk management factors; create supply contingency plans
- Actively participate in supplier program implementation/roll:out/initiative
- Monitor and manage supplier service levels and overall performance; communicate supply implications or product availability issues to stakeholders
- On:going inventory management and forecasting; balance limiting Hotels inventory liability with providing adequate supply to hotels
- Drafts category strategies as applicable
- Deliver annual established cost savings/avoidance financial goal (SVC/Sourcing Value Contribution)
- Detailed financial knowledge category pricing (manufacturing costs, mark:up and sell price), product liability and distribution and modeling rebate programs
- Define and understand Brand requirements
- Conduct on:going industry analysis seeking opportunities for improvement or innovative alternatives for value engineering Brand standard products/services
2. General industry knowledge and department support
- Has a good understanding of the various departments within limited service, mid:scale and full Service hotels
- Promote Business Conference and solicit suppliers for funding
- Ensure that all suppliers are adequately familiarized with how to conduct business
- Identify opportunities to simplify and/or improve internal and external processes
- Possess understanding of relevant manufacturing/production, warehousing and distribution processes
- Assist with pilot tests
- Understand of the nuances of contract and legal implications or agreements
- Bachelor's degree in business
- Five years prior experience in similar role
- Certified Purchasing Manager, preferred
- Strong atte

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