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Lowe's Strategic Sourcing Consultant (Professional Services) in Mooresville, North Carolina

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

The principle purpose of the Strategic Sourcing Consultant is to execute sourcing projects that accomplish the goals of both the organization and the business units they support. These projects should be delivered utilizing a variety of sourcing techniques and include scenario analysis to guide in decision making. Other key components of the role include contributing to continuous improvement activity's, building relationships with the business and support teams, and supporting key initiatives for the organization.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:

  • Executes all phases of the strategic sourcing process (Plan, Execute & Support) to ensure standard methodologies standards and quality standards are met

  • Develops relationships with cross-functional teams including finance and legal to ensure that all engagements remain compliant with company regulations

  • Delivers full project updates at key project milestones to that ensure that the Category Manager is fully aware of the projects status

  • Leads or facilitates a cross functional team through sourcing activities to accomplish meeting objectives

  • Develops facilitation and presentation materials that are clear and effective to clearly communicate engagement objectives and expectations to vendors and cross-functional stakeholders

  • Assigns tasks and ensures their timely and accurate completion

  • Maintains project level reporting and inputs in Procurement’s central reporting system

  • Develops an effective negotiating strategy that is approved by the manager and obtains the best overall value from the supply market

  • Supports the Category Manager in the development of category strategies and approaches that are aligned to their business customer and responsible for the execution of those strategies.

  • Manages key customer relationships within a sub-category of spend to ensure on-going alignment to customer and enterprise objectives.

  • Manages up to $100M to drive cost savings and efficiencies across the category

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in a Procurement or Business related role; 7+ years of experience (without a Bachelors)

  • The candidate must have strong Microsoft Excel and analytical skills

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience including designing RFPs and other sourcing tools

  • Experience with MS Project or other Project Management software

Experience with E-Procurement tools

About Lowe’s:

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

About Lowe’s in the Community:

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter. #LI-81LJOH

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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