Strategic Sourcing Analyst

  • Full-time
  • Role type: Individual Contributor
  • Department: Finance
  • Division: Corporate

Company Description

Take a seat on the rocket ship and join us as Strategic Sourcing Analyst to help people succeed across the world.

We’re a global team of builders, listeners and problem-solvers who are relentlessly focused on making life simple, so our customers can get back to growing their business, engaging consumers and doing what they love.

Job Description

You’ll join our Finance team — the team that provides expertise and support to our five business verticals. Working hand in hand with internal stakeholders, you’ll help them overcome obstacles by understanding their goals and challenges. You’ll enable them to focus on what really matters - helping our teams reach their full potential.

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for developing and executing sourcing projects within guidelines (policy, timing, budget, scope, etc.), under the guidance of the Strategic Sourcing Sr. Lead. This includes analyzing the products and services Xplor is currently buying, identifying and qualifying suppliers, creating RFx, developing and negotiating contracts, and managing supplier relationships.

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will works closely with other departments (Legal, AP, IT,etc) to ensure that the company's procurement needs are met in a way that is aligned with the company's overall strategic goals. The candidate must demonstrate good business judgement, be comfortable with data and succeed despite imperfect or incomplete data.

This position requires an analytical, proactive, and organized problem solver. The Strategic Sourcing Analyst needs strong analysis and communication skills, effective business partnering skills, and an ability to drive cost improvement. This position frequently interacts with Xplor’s senior leaders. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead end-to-end strategic sourcing projects across diverse categories, primarily focusing on technology (software, hardware, telecom, etc.).
  • Analyze quotes and proposals, negotiate commercial terms to minimize total cost of ownership, and ensure alignment with Xplor's growth objectives.
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with key stakeholders and harness these connections to identify opportunities for consolidation and cost-efficiency.
  • Provide support for Procure-To-Pay activities within the procurement tool, including Purchase Order approvals and supplier onboarding.
  • Review contracts to ensure they align with Xplor's policies and standards and facilitate legal negotiations between suppliers and Xplor's Legal department.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, offering guidance and training to enhance compliance with the procurement policy.
  • Act as a mediator to resolve supplier performance-related issues.
  • Provide procurement support during the implementation of agreements.
  • Document sourcing projects, keep trackers up to date, and generate reports as necessary.
  • Assist in creating and communicating reports: KPIs, preferred supplier adoption, exception reporting & business partner reporting.

The average base salary pay range for this position is $65k to $90k

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in strategic sourcing, with a focus on technology spend.
  • Solid understanding of the strategic sourcing process.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record of identifying and implementing spend savings opportunities.
  • Excellent time-management and project management skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Skilled in analyzing large data sets and extracting actionable insights, with advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience in negotiating commercial terms and reviewing contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders across all functions and levels of Xplor, globally.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More about us 

Xplor Technologies is a global platform integrating SaaS solutions, embedded payments, and Commerce Accelerating Technologies to help businesses succeed. Xplor provides enterprise-grade SaaS solutions for businesses in “everyday life” verticals: Childcare & Education; Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global cloud-based payment processing platform.

Xplor Technologies serves over 78,000 customers that processed over $36 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2022. 

Good to know

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