USG Corporation Senior Sourcing Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.

We’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference, yet small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for growth into the future.

USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion from within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right professional. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us – find out how you can join our team and build your career with USG:

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Position Description:

  1. Lead and execute indirect procurement strategies for company services and materials in HR, Facilities Management, IT and Manufacturing with the goal of achieving cost reduction, while maintaining or improving supplier service levels.

  2. Ensure RFI's and RFP's are prepared accurately and reflect market and performance requirements.

  3. Lead sophisticated contract negotiations with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives. Work with Legal department to optimize terms and conditions on large contracts.

  4. Work closely with key stakeholders in the departments of HR, IT, Facilities Management and Manufacturing.

  5. Identify leading practices across procure to payment, benchmark USG against those practices and implement process improvements.

  6. Utilize business analytic tools, develop, manage and report supplier performance, and key performance indicators for assigned categories and/or agreements.

  7. Position midpoint may be adjusted based on the skills and experience of the candidate.

  8. This job is based in Chicago HQ.

  9. BA or BS degree, with 5 - 7 years experience, in Supply Chain, Project Management or related field, Master's degree preferred.

  10. Demonstrated experience leading Sourcing projects, including authoring, issuing, and completing Requests For Proposals (RFP's). Includes demonstrated experience as the leader of multiple cross-functional teams; executing

    recommendations and monitoring and providing ongoing oversight of team outcomes.

  11. Demonstrated superior analytical, organizational and fact based decision making skills. Experience in complex supplier negotiations; including contract terms and conditions negotiation and contract finalization.

  12. Experience utilizing Business Intelligence (BI) tools and software, to develop and manage supplier scorecards, analytics, and key performance indicators.

  13. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly motivated and results orientated. Ability to travel as necessary.

Job: *Supply Chain

Organization: *Corp-Strategic Sourcing-143-61

Title: Senior Sourcing Specialist

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: HQ 11165

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.