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Home Depot Strategic Sourcing Lead in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Strategic Sourcing Lead role supports, leads, and executes sourcing activities with minimal supervision. The role will both support and own sourcing strategies that may include the development of request for proposals (RFP/RFI/RFQ), bid evaluations, supplier evaluation, development of negotiation strategy, negotiations, supplier selection, and contracting, market analysis, cost analysis and other ad hoc reporting. This role will support indirect products and services for The Home Depot (Ex. IT Hardware/Software, Transportation, Equipment, Services, Labor, Commodities, Marketing, Supplies, Fixtures/Displays, etc.). The incumbent will support the Managers and Directors in the development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

35% - Communication/Project Control/Project Management/Ad Hoc Reporting: Manage updates to Sourcing Systems and Projects, communications to internal stakeholders and suppliers. Provide support for sourcing events which includes, but not limited to timeline management, analysis, key communications, and RFx development.

30% - RFx Development, Evaluation, and Analysis: Supports the gathering of requirements definitions, market analysis, supports the RFx process, analysis of supplier proposals, develop supplier recommendation and negotiation activities.

25% - Financial/Cost Analysis: Conducts accurate financial analysis of spend details. Assist with the collection, analysis, and total cost ownership analytical activities.

10% - Market Research/Category Management: Completes supply market research and presents learnings from research/analysis. Provides support for ad hoc reporting.

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position reports to the Strategic Sourcing Mgr/Sr Mgr.

This position has 0 direct reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 3 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Working knowledge of presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with cross-functional teams

  • Ability to develop and apply advanced mathematical/statistical techniques

  • Ability to draw accurate conclusions from financial documentation

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Ability to negotiate, handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve grievances with both internal and external customers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

  • Optimizes Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Plans and Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

  • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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