Job Description

The Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing is a management position that reports to the Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. The right candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced competitive and changing environment, while effectively collaborating and communicating in alignment with the Cox culture. Their primary responsibility will be to develop comprehensive category and sourcing strategies into actionable projects through the leadership and management of sourcing resources with responsibility for Information Technology ( "IT") - Tier 1 capital and operating expenditures.
Purpose (Overall Accountability)
  • Responsible for the development, delivery and execution of sourcing events and projects (RFx, direct negotiations, contract renewals, etc.) for assigned Strategic Supplier (Tier 1) base in the IT category including software, hardware, cloud, enterprise maintenance, and enterprise telecommunications services.
  • Sets objectives and priorities for Sourcing Manager(s) to achieve measurable results (savings, SLAs) for the Tier 1 category.
  • Responsible for the supervision and development of Sourcing Manager(s).
  • Champions change to drive alignment of sourcing, procurement and supplier management strategies for the benefit of the company and the business.
  • Sets the example for doing the right thing through personal and professional behaviors of honesty, integrity, keeping commitments, and valuing others.
  • Responsible for executing projects that deliver not only cost savings but also continuous improvement and cost optimization of suppliers and spend within assigned categories, while balancing the needs and desired business results of business and boundary partners.
  • Responsible for delivery of annual savings, develop a diversity spend strategy and operational improvement targets.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of category plan.
  • Responsible for the prioritization and completion of sourcing projects in accordance with SLAs and business needs.
  • Accountable for ensuring proper onboarding/offboarding, performance planning, coaching and evaluation of team resources in accordance with Division HR policies.
Major Tasks
  • Manage sourcing professional(s) in the end-to-end execution of sourcing projects for IT Tier 1 Category and with Telecommunications providers.
  • Allocate sourcing projects and duties to the appropriate resource(s) within the group based on scope or work in collaboration with other Senior Managers or Directors in the Strategic Sourcing team.
  • Create, edit or provide input for new processes or standards for the department.
  • Responsible for executing projects in compliance with department best practices, processes and procedures, updating or modifying working methods/approaches where there are not defined procedures.
  • Recommend process improvements, and implement improvements, modifications, or adaptations to processes/project standards.
  • Responsible for incorporating diversity and sustainability initiatives of the Enterprise and Division into sourcing practices.
  • Achieves goals through managing a team of professional practitioners, including in a shared services environment.
  • Provides input into workforce and staffing plans to ensure availability of employees and resources.
  • Manages and resolves escalations and issues related to sourcing events.
Required:
  • University degree in Information Technology, Business, Sourcing/Procurement or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of sourcing/procurement experience with 3+ years in a people management role.
  • A leader with strong people management skills and the ability to manage several complex projects at a time through resources possessing varying skills sets.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and take necessary actions to continuously improve our value proposition for our customers.
  • Proven experience in the 7-step strategic sourcing process.
  • Strong analytics, reporting and financial acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of key strategic sourcing processes & best practices.
  • Proven experience leading, directing and reviewing the work of a team of direct reports.
  • Experience in supply chain technologies such as Oracle P2P and eSourcing Suites.
  • Ability to solve problems that are difficult and vague, requiring consideration of other job areas and a greater diversity of issues addressed.
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate with other functions, regions and departments within the Enterprise in alignment with Cox values and culture.
  • The ability to convince others with shared interests to adopt policies, practices, and procedures. May influence others that are skeptical or unwilling to adapt current approach
  • The ability to delegate duties and tasks recognizing the strengths and skillsets of team members.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Strong aptitude for customer service and stakeholder management

Preferred:
  • Master's degree in Business or related field.
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management (ISM), CPM or related.
  • Project Management certification (PMP), Lean or Six Sigma training.
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications market-place, or extensive knowledge of a MSO's operations
  • Knowledge of the automobile remarketing industry
  • Prior consulting experience

Qualifications:
Required:
  • University degree in Information Technology, Business, Sourcing/Procurement or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of sourcing/procurement experience with 3+ years in a people management role.
  • A leader with strong people management skills and the ability to manage several complex projects at a time through resources possessing varying skills sets.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and take necessary actions to continuously improve our value proposition for our customers.
  • Proven experience in the 7-step strategic sourcing process.
  • Strong analytics, reporting and financial acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of key strategic sourcing processes & best practices.
  • Proven experience leading, directing and reviewing the work of a team of direct reports.
  • Experience in supply chain technologies such as Oracle P2P and eSourcing Suites.
  • Ability to solve problems that are difficult and vague, requiring consideration of other job areas and a greater diversity of issues addressed.
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate with other functions, regions and departments within the Enterprise in alignment with Cox values and culture.
  • The ability to convince others with shared interests to adopt policies, practices, and procedures. May influence others that are skeptical or unwilling to adapt current approach
  • The ability to delegate duties and tasks recognizing the strengths and skillsets of team members.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Strong aptitude for customer service and stakeholder management
Preferred:
  • Master's degree in Business or related field.
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management (ISM), CPM or related.
  • Project Management certification (PMP), Lean or Six Sigma training.
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications market-place, or extensive knowledge of a MSO's operations
  • Knowledge of the automobile remarketing industry
  • Prior consulting experience

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