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Procurement Specialist
JO-2105-11699
Seattle
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About Us

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 39 markets around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They are backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,000 employees. Slalom has been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For five years running and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com. 

Slalom prides itself on helping team members thrive in their work and life. As a result, Slalom is proud it invest in benefits that include: meaningful time off and paid holidays, parental leave, 401(k) with a match, a range of choices for highly subsidized health, dental, & vision coverage, adoption and fertility assistance, and short/long-term disability. We also offer additional benefits such as a yearly $350 reimbursement account for any well-being related expenses as well as discounted home, auto, and pet insurance.

Who You’ll Work With

Global Services is comprised of collaborative, inclusive, cross-functional teams that work together to support our corporate functions. We push the boundaries of what’s possible and deliver solutions that accelerate innovation at a global scale. Our teams include Information Technology, Legal, Information Security & Governance, Marketing, Operations, Finance & Accounting, People, and our Executive Office.

What You’ll Do

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Under the direction of leadership, you will manage multiple categories of indirect spend, be accountable for development and implementation of sourcing strategies that link to core business objectives while leveraging the marketplace and vendor community. You will perform end to end strategic sourcing and category management functions: analyzing third party spend to identify opportunities, develop category strategies, and coordinate the sourcing process (including but not limited to; requests for proposals, negotiations, and contracting activities). Responsibilities will include developing relationships and providing strategic category direction to Business Owners, Management and Cross functional teams. Finally, you will work across other departments to drive value and provide guidance as well as ensure adherence to procurement processes and policy compliance across the enterprise.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the vendor lifecycle, from new purchases to renewals
  • Analyze category spend to identify and deliver on cost savings targets
  • Develop negotiation strategies to optimize value
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to deliver maximum efficiency
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gain agreement on priorities and engagement mechanics
  • Review, draft, redline, and execute contracts
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis and benchmarking

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in a Procurement role, supporting or leading category initiatives
  • Multi-unit/location organization experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success providing outstanding customer service
  • Familiarity with sourcing, vendor management, and procurement processes
  • Experience utilizing and implementing procurement software solutions
  • Experience developing processes, and delivering solution and process training, in a classroom setting
  • Ability to discover, re-engineer and deliver on process optimization projects
  • Strong project management, leadership and presentation skills
  • Understanding of market and vendor dynamics
  • Experience negotiating software and professional service agreements
  • Ability to develop, and sustain, productive networking relationships
  • Ability to deliver reporting from source systems, analyze/interpret data, and make recommendations to stakeholders

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Slalom is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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