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Sourcing Specialist

Company: Westgate Resorts
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Westgate Resorts is seeking a Sourcing Specialist that will be responsible for sourcing and category management of retail and merchandise, directed towards providing contracted services and/or materials for business operations.This position will assist the company in effecting more efficient sourcing processes to save costs to meet scope, schedule and budget. He/she will negotiate with suppliers to retail and merchandise at the best prices by using strategic sourcing strategies and extensive knowledge of their commodity industry. In addition to managing our supply chain of distributors and manufacturers, it is also critical to efficiently manage and support our internal customers and stakeholders.Success in this role will drive value creation through vendor consolidation and the use of market intelligence to drive cost savings, while delivering value to business groups through partnership and the centralization of sourcing and contract compliance functions to procurement specialists.Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage strategies and plans to support the Strategic Sourcing process for retail and merchandise in alignment with the internal client
  • Manage supply chain relationships and work directly with suppliers to identify additional cost savings through new programs or by expanding existing programs
  • Negotiate vendor terms and manage vendor agreements from inception through the life of the contract
  • Support internal customers and stakeholders with business needs and identify new opportunities for sourcing programs
  • Provide category expertise to internal clients through spend analytics, market research and cost modeling
  • Leverage industry knowledge and technology to establish cost models, identify opportunities for spend leverage and drive supplier negotiations
  • Analyzes responses to bid requests, points out commercial differences, and makes succinct recommendations in selecting appropriate suppliers for contract awards
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to lower the total cost of retail and merchandise to enhance total enterprise cost of ownership; provide supply planning and analysis; and conduct supplier performance and relationship management
  • Ensure end user requirements are satisfied, develop change management activities, promote end user adoption, provide training and monitor end user satisfaction and needs.
  • Ensure quality of supply of products and services, monitor the timeliness of the deliveries/performance, and identify patterns
  • Actively monitor industry trends and best practices related to category assignments and incorporate them into category and execution plans.RequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Additionally, the person must possess and adhere to the following core values:
    • Integrity
    • Passion
    • Work Ethic
      • Minimum 3 years supply chain/vendor management experience
      • Hospitality industry experience a plus
      • Experience in sourcing retail and merchandise required
      • Expert understanding of multi-step strategic sourcing processes and strategies
      • Demonstrated excellence in managing internal customers; skilled at institutionalizing stakeholder communications for input and alignment
      • Excellent negotiation skills up to the executive level and understanding of contractual negotiation, development, and law
      • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others
      • Experience with ERP systems, spend analytics, eSourcing, and contract management systems required
      • Builds within the enterprise a sourcing organization that is aligned and integrated with other business processes
      • Must possess a good working knowledge and understanding of legal, risk and business implications of contract language
      • Must be able to construct professionally written executive summaries which articulate, in summary fashion, the initiative supported by the acquisition, the strategy, negotiation highlights, inherent risks and benefits, and financial landscape of mid-complexity contracting efforts
      • Coordinate service delivery by working cross-functionally and with Procurement
      • Support/Service providers. Conducts business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for corporate guidelines, legal and environmental regulations
        Additional Information
        Why Westgate?
        • Comprehensive health benefits - medical, dental and vision
        • Paid Time Off (PTO) - vacation, sick, and personal
        • Paid Holidays
        • 401K with generous company match
        • Get access to your pay as you need it with our Daily Pay benefit
        • Family benefits including pregnancy, and parental leave and adoption assistance
        • Wellness Programs
        • Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Tuition Assistance
        • Military Leave
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
        • Life, Disability, Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Insurance
        • Pet Insurance
        • Exclusive discounts for Team Member (i.e., hotels, cruise, resorts, restaurants, entertainment, etc.) -
        • Advancement & development opportunities
        • Community Involvement Programs
        • Westgate Resorts prides ourselves on the safety and health of our team members against Covid-19 and follows all applicable laws and guidelinesWestgate Resorts is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email with the job title and the location of the position for which you are applying.PandoLogic. Keywords: Sourcing Agent, Location: Orlando, FL - 32812

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