Sourcing Manager - Indirect

Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
# Positions
ACCO Brands
External Referral Bonus

Position Summary

ACCO Brands, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of $2.0 billion, is seeking a Sourcing Manager for indirect spend at our Lake Zurich, IL corporate headquarters.  The Sourcing Manager will have responsibility for establishing and managing a sourcing program for multiple areas of indirect spend.  Under the leadership of Sr. Director of Sourcing, this role will focus on gaining stakeholder buy-in to implement strategic sourcing approach across major indirect categories of spend.


If you are passionate about sourcing, we are looking for you to join our team, advance in your career and help us to achieve excellence!


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with business leaders and key stakeholders to implement a strategic sourcing approach in the area of indirect spend
  • Enhance visibility to indirect spend by working with IT to improve the existing spend analysis platform
  • Create and document indirect procurement processes, tools, and KPIs
  • Develop an annual cost savings program
  • Implement business strategies that directly affect company financial results and growth plans
  • Lead negotiations of complex agreements with suppliers
  • Develop project plans, metrics and milestones to meet key deliverables including supplier evaluations, supplier consolidation, cost savings, extended payment terms and contract compliance
  • Understand and monitor industry’s best practices and technology trends
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives and programs in pursuance of operational excellence.  Develop, coordinate and manage supplier business reviews.
  • Manage internal business relationships and gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements.  Manage external partnerships critical to meeting objectives.
  • Manage governance and control programs to ensure business continuity, protect company assets and comply with corporate and regulatory policies.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Supply Chain or business degree preferred; MBA a plus.
  • 5+ years strategic sourcing / procurement experience in the area of indirect spend.
  • Excellent communication, project management, and relationship building skills required.  Demonstrated proficient interpersonal, listening and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills a must.
  • Proficiency in Excel and MS Office Suite required; proficiency with-sourcing tools and ERP system required.
  • Experience with RFx strategy a must.
  • Tolerance for complexity and ambiguity, strong self-management skills necessary for this role.  Ability to work in an environment that embraces cross-functional collaborative team driven results.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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