Strategic Sourcing Manager in Englewood, CO at WOW!

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Description

About WOW!:


WOW! is the sixth largest cable operator in the United States ranked by number of customers. We provide high-speed data ("HSD"), cable television ("Video"), Voice over IP-based telephony ("Telephony") and business-class services to a service area that includes approximately 3 million homes and businesses. Our services are delivered across 19 markets via our advanced hybrid fiber-coaxial ("HFC") cable network. Our footprint covers over 300 communities in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.



Summary:


As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will manage the company's strategic sourcing activities for assigned categories. The successful candidate will be able to analyze and rationalize spend data, partner with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, create category sourcing plans, lead the end-to-end contracting process and ensure delivery and sustainability of total cost of ownership performance improvements.



Duties & Responsibilities:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:



  • Manage the company's supply portfolio ensuring spend and savings transparency

  • Develop category sourcing strategies for assigned categories with targeted deliverables

  • Lead end-to-end strategic sourcing efforts that improve WOW!'s total cost of ownership

  • Ensure seamless introduction of vendor agreements and pricing into production environment

  • Establish, measure and drive continuous improvement of key performance metrics

  • Utilize leadership, collaboration and project management skills to ensure engagement



Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Strong communication, change management and conflict resolution skills.

  • Proven experience with contracts, negotiations, and structuring supplier agreements.

  • Strategic thinker who is action-oriented, driven to succeed, results-oriented and proficient at managing supplier and stakeholder relationships.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.



Education:



  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business or other relevant discipline.

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in strategic sourcing and/or supply chain management in a mid to large size company.



Physical Demands/Working Conditions:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Regularly required to talk and hear

  • Required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus

  • Evening and weekend hours may be required

  • Travel may be required




WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer

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