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Suez-Na Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Boulder, Colorado

WE'RE LOOKING FORStrategic Sourcing Specialist

Employment typeRegular / Permanent


6060 Spine Road

Boulder, COLORADO, 80301-3687

United States

Reference Numberreq22864

Who we are?With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now. Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution!

Who are we looking for?


•Bachelors degree

•At least 5 or more years of strategic sourcing or related experience, ideally in a manufacturing environment


•Excellent relationship management skills

•Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, listening)

•Experience/knowledge in developing category strategy, strategic sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, and contract negotiation skills

•Experience managing and influencing relationships at all levels of the organization

•Education and experience reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, and other technical documentation

•Experienced negotiation abilities with direct suppliers in a leadership role

What will you be doing?

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Analytical Instruments product line business in the purchase of the more complex and technical or specialized equipment, materials, or services specially designed and manufactured exclusively for our product lines. The person in this position will work with current and potential vendors to undertake the manufacturing of custom designed items according to complex and rigid specifications. The quantities of items and materials purchased are large in order to satisfy the requirements for an entire organization for an extended period of time.


•Manage suppliers, including score carding and active key performance indicator monitoring

•Responsible for managing the creation of category result objectives

•Maintain assigned annual cost savings targets

•Responsible for monitoring risks and opportunities within the assigned categories which may include but not be limited to: cables, hardware, specialty tubing, pumps, valves, motors, media and other direct purchased materials.Responsible for managing and reporting on category annual operating planning cycle, including yearly planning activities

•Manage stakeholders and partner with senior level internal stakeholders to align on priorities and needs

•Drive NPI/NTI initiatives supporting Technology / R & D, working pre-product launch, production maturity through obsolescence

•Work entire procure to pay process including invoice remediation with external AP team

•Manages one or more categories of high complexity using strategic sourcing principles

•Understands relevant business priorities and needs

•Prepare, issue, and negotiate purchase orders, subcontracts, terms and conditions, supply agreements, and other agreements with suppliers

Owns and oversees contract compliance once agreement is signed

•Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service and cost of use

•Ability to successfully meet or exceed business objective through supplier negotiations,

•Analyze market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios

•Interacts with key stakeholders to guide toward preferred suppliers and develops risk assessments for their category

•Comprehend and provide constructive input/redlines on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.

•Knowledgeable about the markets and how the markets influence price, availability and supply chain.

•Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

•Communicate effectively with superior and others who have a need to know.

Compensation:Annual 0.00 - 0.00 USD

Is relocation for this position offered:No

Number of Job Openings:1

Company Grade/Band:Lead Professional

SUEZ’s Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.

WTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Suez WTS is NOT accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Suez WTS in any fashion without a valid written search agreement in place will be deemed the sole property of Suez WTS. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired by Suez WTS based upon an unsolicited referral.

Orga: WTS