Strategic Sourcing Consultant - Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64121

Strategic Sourcing Consultant GDH is hiring a Strategic Sourcing Consultant for one of our clients in the Kansas City area. Our client is looking for an individual who has expert knowledge in sourcingnegotiating and contract for products and services. This is a contract opportunity. Description Serve as the single point of contact (customers and suppliers) during RFP process leading pre-bid meetings, responding to supplier inquiries, etc. Update stakeholders of project plans and status. Identify potential suppliers (including diverse suppliers), evaluating qualifications and internal support for inclusion. Lead cross-functional teams in developing evaluation criteria. Develop and execute negotiation strategy in collaboration with the strategic sourcing team. Prepare commercial evaluation of proposals, analyzing pricing proposals, or working with analysts on evaluation of proposals involving high data volumes. Recommend award strategy. Serve as the subject matter expert for assessing issues relating to completed contracts, analyzing requirements and options for resolution or referring as appropriate to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Large Capital Project Sourcing Manager, Legal, etc. SkillExperienceEducation Expert knowledge of the role of sourcing and contracting in meeting company goals, and how Supply Chain creates value for the enterprise with a good understanding of defined strategies. Expert in risk assessment, procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with long-term best value results Expert negotiator with demonstrated ability to develop and executelead negotiations that generate economic value and reduce business and legal risk Strong oral and written communication skills. Depending on specific assignments andor focus -- in depth knowledge or understanding of the utilities industry operations, large construction, information technology, or other enterprise initiatives. Strong ability to influence effectively tailoring messages to a wide variety of internal and external audiences to generate broad understanding and support Knowledge and understanding of the operations, needs and preferences of a designated customer group (e.g., Delivery, Generation, etc.) desired Skilled multi-tasker able to prioritize, address and advance multiple sourcing events and issues concurrently in a fast-paced environment EducationExperience Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Legal or other business-related field is required. A Master's degree or advanced certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM, CPSC, PMP) is preferred. Minimum 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or Business Operations. Experience in energy, utilities, manufacturing or construction industry would be preferred. Interested candidates please send resume in Word format to Please reference job code 60957 when responding to this ad. GDH Consulting, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or any other category protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, GDH Consulting, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities andor employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.