— . Validate existing baseline and coach PM resources on accurate methodologies for creating baselines.
— . Develop IP on current HR trends.
— . Create client's scope of requirements and specification design.
— . Develop supplier strategies and be able to articulate advantages and disadvantages of the current supplier base.
— . Validate evaluation criteria/scoring systems which will withstand supplier and client challenge.
— . Gain stakeholder engagement at an appropriate operational level and influence effectively.
— . Develop negotiation strategies and desired outcomes.
— . Be able to deliver client recommendations and influence stakeholders to adopt them.
— . Develop additional pipeline activities with the client as appropriate.
— . Build and maintain a team of motivated, engaged and effective sourcing professionals supporting clients globally.
— . Provide strategic leadership with respect to the development and execution of global -sourcing strategies related to global Human Resources spend.
— . Establish and expand relationships with high profile clients across business units and global functions, including senior management.
— . Lead complex, highly visible, negotiations with major vendors, as well as small, innovative and diverse firms.
— . Manage preferred supplier relationships with major HR vendors that support all HR functions including benefits, labor, recruitment and relocation.
— . Develop strategy and strategy documents that can be shared with clients and internal project managers.
— . Provide leadership in a manner that contributes to a culture built on principles of innovation, collaboration, client focus, team work, continuous improvement, and empowerment.
— . Procurement processes and practices
— . Principles of business administration and economics as applied to the procurement function
— . Supervisory principles and practices
— . Category & contract management experience
— . High proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
— . Very strong and detailed knowledge of Excel formulations and analytical skills
— Ability to:
— . Manage several projects for different clients simultaneously
— . Lead complex purchasing data analysis to draw strategic solutions to present to client
— . Develop all aspects of a successful long term HR strategy customized to clients environment
— . Seek and develop market research data and articulate reports of the findings
— . Coordinate multiple projects concurrently and meet critical deadlines
— . Make accurate mathematical calculations
— . Be able to mentor project managers on the correct analytics and strategy conversations
— . Develop and maintain accurate records and files
— . Speak to highly complex organizational strategies and how the supplier base integrates into them
— . Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, in particular engaging with clients to develop trust
— An employer is a professional services company based in Chicago, and we are identifying a Human Resources expert with procurement experience.This is a full time opportunity with excellent benefits.A four year college degree is required.