Lead Procurement/Sourcing Specialist- Contract

K12 Inc.
Herndon, VA, United States
Mar 12, 2019
Requisition Number 19-0940
Title Lead Procurement/Sourcing Specialist- Contract
City Herndon State VA

At K12, our mission is to help students reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning. Our employees are a critical part of our innovative EdTech Company that provides high quality, personalized education opportunities for students across the world.

K12 is seeking an experienced Lead Sourcing Specialist who is driven to make a difference and is a key contributor to our team, helping the company reach its goals. You must be an energetic team player who listens and values the opinions of others and a self-starter who effectively prioritizes and works well independently and collaboratively in cross functional teams. Excellent written and oral communication and inter-personal skills are essential. You will be expected to quickly learn and understand processes, keep information highly organized, work efficiently, and demonstrate strong attention to detail

The Lead Sourcing Specialist is responsible for working with internal customers to identify, execute, as well as innovate procurement sourcing solutions to generate value and savings. Reporting to the Senior Director, Procurement, and this role will create and nurture relationships with key business stakeholders. Sourcing projects will be identified by either Procurement Senior Management or the lead sourcing specialist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

• Prepares and solicits RFP, quotations, reference checks, performs extensive pricing analysis;
• Leads negotiations/renegotiations on projects assigned;
• Analyzes contract spend, and spot buy spend, in addition to performance reporting and trend analysis;
• Utilizes CMS system to identify and prepare spend projects for competitive bidding
• Task management of Procure to pay activities
• Evaluates and analyzes incumbent and potential suppliers in partnership with Business Unit by applying established evaluation and selection criteria; acts as point of contact between Legal, the Business and all external parties in the negotiation and coordination of contracts;
• Facilitates and supports the development of specifications, State ments of work, performance terms, and service level agreements (SLAs);
• Evaluates competitive offerings to determine the overall best value for a product/service.
• Accountable for contract agreements, amendments, and addendums and ensures valid contracts are in place;
• Maintains communications with stakeholders, keeping them informed of any necessary changes to the specifications/terms of service with the supplier/contractor;
• Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers with a focus on cost analysis/savings and developing a deep understanding of assigned spend and the related spend across the corporation;
• Performs steps necessary to source, negotiate, finalize, contract or implement as required;
• Manages selected indirect and direct supplier relationships including serving as point of contact for questions related to accounts, procedures, and services. Specifically, this includes, but is not limited to; supplier on-boarding, supplier performance reviews, monitoring of contract terms and conditions, executing contract amendments and resolving supplier issues, invoices as needed;
• Performs administrative tasks that support the Company's procurement function as directed by supervisor.
Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Project Manager, Supply Chain Management or Related Field AND
• 5-10 years of procurement or supply chain management experience OR
• Equivalent combination of education and experience


• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio); Web proficiency.
• RFP and RFQ process experience
• Contract negotiations
• Experience and comfortable working with internal/external legal departments
• Expertise in multiple indirect categories, such as IT, HR, marketing, travel, benefits and facilities is required
• Demonstrable record of attaining cost reductions and working within target-driven environment
• Strong analytical ability and high competence with Excel and other MS Office tools.
• Financial modeling


• IT procurement sourcing
• Experience with Oracle EBS and Netsuite procurement
• Experience with SharePoint configuration
• Experience managing end to end projects - source to payment
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