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Sr. Sourcing Specialist (1 year contract)

Req id:  28849

Richmond Hill, ON, CA

 

OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

 

 

The Opportunity:


The OpenText Global Sourcing and Contract Management (GSCM) team helps maximize value from OpenText’s vendor relationships and ensures our business unit stakeholders have the goods and services they need to succeed. 

 

You will act as a Sourcing lead and deliver projects in all aspects of the sourcing process, from category assessment, cost savings opportunities, vendor due diligence, RFx process, contract negotiations, business unit stakeholders and vendor management.

 

Categories in scope will include but are not limited to IT (hardware, software, services), marketing, corporate professional services (legal, consulting, contingent workforce, audit, finance), HR, travel, facilities, etc. You will also support M&A integration initiatives, as well as act as a change agent as part of our broader Source-to-Pay (S2P) Transformation initiative.  


In this position, you will get a broad understanding of OpenText’s overall business and will provide great visibility and understanding across the organization.


You Are Good At:


•    Develop and maintain a clear understanding of client business objectives and support in creating an annual category strategy and procurement roadmap.
•    Participate in financial planning and budget development and execution, detailing expected sourcing activity and results for assigned categories.
•    Benchmarking and identifying key industry trends, which impact assigned categories and/or other products/services as assigned.
•    Work closely with internal stakeholder to ensure cost efficiency and lead cross-functional teams through sourcing initiatives, planning & execution of the RFx process, leading commercial negotiations and delivering results. 
•    Managing the supplier selection process and providing analytics to ensure informed decisions.
•    Accurate and detailed monthly reporting of sourcing opportunities and achieved savings.
•    Work closely with cross-functional procurement teams (Contract Management, Procurement Operations, and Accounts Payable) to support internal stakeholder with source-to-pay activities.
•    Support the identification of acquisition, integration, and post-merger contract and synergies. 
•    Implement strategic sourcing methodologies and supplier management best practices.
•    Develop a network of both internal and external peer relationships and affiliation to related professional organizations.  Leading and driving continuous improvement within the source-to-pay organization.

 

What it Takes:


•    Minimum 3+ years of strategic sourcing and category management experience, previous program or project management experience, with a knowledge of the end-to-end source-to-pay process (sourcing, contracts, procurement ops, and accounts payable).
•    Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, and influencing skills.
•    Good understanding of project management methodologies, creative problem solver, good planning and organization skills with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
•    Customer service focused and a strong team player, demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
•    Global mindset required, global experience preferred.
•    Bachelor degree in Business/Commerce, MBA, LLB, Engineering or Supply Chain management preferred. Professional designation/certification in Supply Chain Management (PMAC SCMP / CPP, ISM) and/or PMP an asset.
•    PC skills: Knowledge of accounting/workflow systems (SAP, Netsuite, Oracle Financial), MS Office.

 

 

 

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accommodationrequests@opentext.com.

 

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available for specific roles.


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

Perks 
If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Benefits 
Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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