Commodity Specialist - Sourcing

Johnston, RI 02919

Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 156484

Job Description

Job Title:               Commodity Specialist  - Sourcing

Location:               Johnston, RI - 02919

Job Type:               Contract

Duration:               6 months

Job Description:

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • As a sourcing professional, you will be armed with key spend data, forward looking market intelligence and a fully integrated source to pay process enabling you to be a strong strategic partner with business line executives. This will help you drive shorter cycle times, increased market intelligence, higher level strategic discussions and increased savings opportunities.
  • The successful candidate will partner with business owners to identify market and economic trend opportunities and execute against them to continually improve the value derived from third party relationships.
  • The Sourcing Commodity Specialist will exhibit strong business acumen with a proven track record for success within transformational sourcing environments.
  • Primary focus is to align with the business lines in a way that generates positive impact to them achieving their business goals, while optimizing value to the overall organization.


  • Contribution to comprehensive commodity and sourcing strategies for strategic/complex negotiations.
  • Ability to negotiate, including red-lining, all types of corporate transactions contracting including Agile contracting framework.
  • Creating and developing strong working relationships with key internal and external partners up to Executive levels to play a role in strategic projects that support the commodity.
  • Collaboration and Leading cross-functional teams to execute sourcing initiatives including the competitive bidding process and contract negotiations.
  • Maintaining close relations with the industry supply base and industry experts with the objective to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Utilizing analytical thinking and tools to identify new benefits generation; prioritizing projects to ensure demonstrated impact to the business.


  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in procurement - sourcing and contract administration.
  • Preferably in a highly regulated industry (Financial Services preferred), including managed services contracts, cloud services and SaaS deals.
  • Strong Excel skills are a must. Candidate must have sourcing experience in Ariba/Oracle or another ERP system.
  • Prefer experience in sourcing engagements using best practice 7-step sourcing process (or equivalent) with negotiation skills.
  • Strong project management and analytics skills with experience in root cause analysis prefer

Education And Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred

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