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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Job Title
Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Job Description
Sterling Jewelers operates over 1,400 retail locations across the US. As the largest retail jeweler in the country - with respected names like Kay Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and others under its banner - Sterling Jewelers offers the potential for you to shine every day. In all that we do through our corporate home office, our repair shops (Newly renamed Design & Service Centers), and every store in the field, we foster an atmosphere of teamwork, integrity, opportunity and community service. Qualities that demonstrate that whatever position you hold, Sterling is your place to shine.
Strategic Sourcing Analyst
This position will oversee complete sourcing process: development of baseline, vendor evaluation, strategy, request for proposal, initial negotiations, contract execution and transition. Position will be key contributor responsible for annual savings commitments that must be identified and reduced from existing approved BRC budgets. Position will play an integral role as one of the principle faces of the organization to outside vendor community as well as serve as the key partner with internal business departments to ensure sign off process is completed at each stage of the sourcing process. Accountabilities: Lead project teams through 7 step sourcing project ensure all gate reviews are completed and signed off prior to moving into next phase (baseline, vendor response list, RFP document, NDAs, contracts execution, and transition); Analyze Category Spend; Determine Category Requirements; Develop Category Strategy; Prepare RFP and send to Vendors; Review RFP Submission and Short List Vendors; Negotiate with Select Vendors; Execute Contracts; Develop Transition Plan; Work to support Manager and provide guidance and direction to analyst professionals through successful sourcing engagements; Partner with Business Departments Management to develop detailed requirement documents and award scenarios; Represent Sterling with external vendor community on sourcing events ensure professional demeanor with the upmost integrity throughout all events; Proposes improvements and utilizes resources to implement system upgrades and resolves problems; Assist Director and Manager of Strategic Sourcing with other reporting, project leadership, and analysis as required; Perform other duties as assigned. Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management/Research or Industrial Engineering; 2-5 years experience in project management, experience in retail is preferred; The required qualifications also include a skilled knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); knowledge of Visio and Microsoft Project is preferred; Experience with data analysis and problem solving is also required as well as strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management/Research or Industrial Engineering preferred; 2-5 years experience in Project Management experience in retail is preferred; The required qualifications also include a skilled knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); knowledge of Visio and Microsoft Project is preferred; Experience with data analysis and problem solving is also required as well as strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; The ability to work independently and be self-motivated must also be demonstrated; Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and demands of the position; Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with other team members and managers.
Sterling offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription and 401(k). We also offer a generous merchandise discount and a workplace fitness center.



Desired Skills and Expertise
Bachelor's Degree

Industry
Retail

Experience
2 - 5 years

Job Type
Full Time

Salary / package
Not Specified

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