The Strategic Sourcing Senior Specialist will be responsible for the development of sourcing strategies for a variety of categories, and having an active role in the negotiation and successful execution of these strategies to deliver long term competitive advantage, maximizing value, and risk mitigation for the business. This person will serve as a critical liaison between Procurement and the Brookdale organization through partnering closely with stakeholders throughout the strategic sourcing process, as well as, leveraging supplier relationships and strategic partnerships. The Strategic Sourcing Senior Specialist must be able to interact in an efficient, professional, and responsive manner with all levels of Brookdale associates, stakeholders, and suppliers. This position will report directly to the Strategic Sourcing Manager and will be located in Brentwood, TN.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university preferred. Three to five years of related strategic sourcing and contracting experience required. Strong project management and organizational skill. Preferred Procurement experience in Food, Healthcare, IT, Human Resources, Capital, and Construction.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the organization. Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills. Exceptional communication, brainstorming, research, leadership and negotiating skills. Ability to provide analytical and service support on basic and complex projects to include tasks using Microsoft Excel, PeopleSoft and other procurement software programs while working with customers and suppliers.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.