Sourcing / Account Manager

Full Time
Remote, USA
Posted 2 weeks ago

About Simfoni

Simfoni creates a competitive advantage for its customers through deployment of advanced SaaS analytics and spend automation technology. Our disruptive delivery model allows organizations of any size to access leading technology, pre-negotiated content and on-demand sourcing services that delivers breakthrough results.

We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand.

We are in rapid growth mode and are expanding our team capabilities across North America and wider regions to support customer demand for our spend automation solutions.

Role Definition / Key Responsibilities

The role is focused on leading sourcing and procurement activity across customer accounts and delivering against targeted cost optimization benefits. Primarily you will manage category workstreams and design and execute on category sourcing plans, leveraging Simfoni analytics and sourcing applications to identify and execute on opportunities to optimize spend and deliver bottom line benefits.

The position offers a platform opportunity for fast-tracked growth and to expand your managerial responsibilities, which extends to account management responsibilities.

In addition to leading sourcing and procurement services you will also work closely with our analytics and solutions teams to support implementation of our spend automation solutions and support development of online content.

You are also expected to manage effective relationships with customer stakeholders and suppliers.

Support for business development includes contributing to client proposals, work plans and budgets and presentations, as well as directing project delivery in conjunction with Simfoni’s project delivery teams.

Requirements:

Candidates will be experienced in sourcing operations having worked in sourcing and procurement line management roles and/or consultancy with a proven track record of delivering sourcing projects and securing demonstrable benefits with their previous organizations. Experience in project and / or account management delivery are also highly valued as account management responsibilities will evolve from this role.

We employ high-performing individuals with analytical minds and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must be energetic self-starters who can manage their time effectively and can educate themselves while contributing to dramatic client performance improvement.

Team and Client Management
• Manage and prioritize workload
• Stakeholder management, communications and reporting
• Manage team performance

Cost optimization
• Analyze spend using analytics to identify opportunities to optimize spend
• Manage tactical sourcing activity
• Track and report benefits

Sourcing
• Manage the design and delivery of sourcing projects
• Develop category sourcing plans
• Develop sourcing strategies and plans using structured methods
• Manage eRFX events

Additional information and credentials:
• Capable of leading project teams with minimal supervision
• Identifies and develop new business or extension opportunities with clients
• Contribute to practice growth and development to include development of thought leadership materials and client propositions
• Experience in multiple industry sectors is desirable
• Demonstrate progression into positions of greater responsibility
• Team-oriented, supports other team members
• Self-starter with strong problem solving and analytical skills

Key Skills:

• Strong in MS Excel and be able to produce presentations in PPT
• Excellent commercial awareness and negotiation skills
• Experience of electronic sourcing tools
• Strong communication skills

Job Features

Job CategorySourcing and Procurement, Spend Automation
Base LocationUnited States (100% remote)
Service LineSpend Automation – Sourcing and Procurement Operations
Reporting toClient Account Director
Travel and working hoursWorking days and hours will be defined in the employment contract. The standard working week is 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the work, the post holder is expected to be flexible around working hours, but Simfoni promotes self-managed work/life balance as a company value. The role requires flexibility in terms of work location and travel, which will vary depending upon the nature of client project activity. The role may require travel between regional Simfoni office locations and client sites in the US and possibly Europe.
Summary BenefitsWe offer an attractive remuneration package with bonus.
SpecialismSourcing and Procurement
ApplicationsCandidates should send a cover letter along with their resume and current employment status, employer name, position, location and benefits summary to: [email protected]

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