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Strategic Sourcing Manager (Direct)

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Location: 6600 Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Requisition Number: 74970

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The role will focus on Direct Sourcing and will be a member of a team responsible for the sourcing, contracting and supplier management of goods and services.  The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for Enterprise level category management around Core Supplies ex. Binders, Shredders, Labels, Writing, Storage, etc.     

The Strategic Sourcing Manager will act proactively to build relationships across business units and remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. They will execute the strategic vision for ensuring quality, supply, and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor, and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion.  Working with business units and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs. 

The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Merchant Team(s) to understand Core Supplies products and category strategies for Private Brand/ National Brand in all channels (Retail, Direct and Contract). They will then develop sourcing and supplier strategies for their respective categories and ensure strategic execution and delivery on these strategies to ensure an increase in PB sales, penetration, and margin growth. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will partner with Merchants, Private Brand and Global Sourcing Office (GSO) to execute and ensure best in class product sourcing processes and strategies to ensure Office Depot is developing and delivering quality products at the best cost.  This role requires expertise in strategy development and execution, supplier assessment and selection, strong negotiation skills in complex negotiations utilizing multiple negotiating levers, and product manufacturing/costing.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement and execute the organization’s strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, analysis of bids and quotes, strategic supplier negotiations, contract creation and finalization.
  • Network across the organization. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies which support their business.
  • Know your category and market. Be a resource to stakeholders to make better decisions.  Develop and utilize should cost models for Core Supplies. 
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.
  • Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach. 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in business administration or related field required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement.
  • CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Chain Manager) preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
  • Ability to work within a matrixed environment
  • Professional level spoken and written English and demonstrated ability to read and understand legal documents in English
  • Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Experience in supplier sourcing and eAuctions
  • Contract Management Tools (Ariba, Oracle Contracts)
  • Spend Analytics
  • Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier best practices.
  • Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating
  • Innovative, self-­motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills
  • MBA degree preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred


About The ODP Corporation
The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned. 


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