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Title:  Manager Strategic IT Sourcing

Requisition Id:  8450
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Work Location:  Chicago - Riverside

Position Purpose:

The Manager, Strategic Sourcing will lead and execute Global Technology Sourcing and Procurement efforts within a defined set of categories covering anywhere from $100 - $200 million in annual spend. The Manager will focus on the creation and maintenance of category strategies, along with execution through strategic technology sourcing (e.g. supply market analysis, total cost of ownership analysis, competitive negotiations, contracting) to significantly reduce Stericycle costs. The primary goal will be to achieve year-over-year reductions in total costs of goods and services, while maintai

Key Job Activities:

1.    Drive year over year, quantifiable savings for the company while maintaining comparable levels of supplier service and quality:  The Manager, Strategic Sourcing will serve as the primary champion for cost savings within their assigned categories across all business units of Stericycle. This individual will support strategy development for their categories, drive the development of annual strategic sourcing plans, and communicate progress to senior leaders within procurement and the company as a whole.

2.    Own the development and execution of strategies through the strategic technology sourcing process:  The Manager, Strategic Sourcing will serve as the primary process leader for assigned categories within the procurement function. Relationship management with senior leaders to ensure buy in is required. In addition to supporting the development of technology sourcing strategies, this individual will be expected to execute on them as well, including leadership and ownership of RFPs, contract negotiations, etc.

3.     Measure and track internal performance: The Global Sourcing and Procurement team will be responsible for savings tracking and methodology across all categories. The Manager, Strategic Sourcing will roll up all metrics for their assigned categories on a regular basis. 

4.    Drive innovative policy and process: This individual will be responsible for positioning Stericycle’s procurement function as a trusted advisor within the company. All procurement policy, process, and tools must be continually evaluated to ensure the team operates in a world class manner.

5.    Additional work as requested. 


Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management, or the equivalent in related work experience.  Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification preferred.  

5 - 7 years of Procurement experience required.   

Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint with working knowledge of Project.  Experience with Coupa a plus.


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Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.