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Strategic Sourcing Representative Full-time

at Great American Insurance Group Ohio in Ohio (Published at 02-05-2022)

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group?s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.
At Great American, we value the unique perspective each of our employees bring to the workplace. We know that when people with different cultures, backgrounds and experiences work collaboratively, we can exceed our business objectives. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce that fosters creativity and enables our ongoing success.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for routine to moderately complex strategic sourcing projects. Evaluates the lowest cost consistent with consideration of quality, reliability of strategic source, and urgency of need for customers. Supports more experienced positions and/or management on more complex strategic sourcing projects.
  • Assists in/learns to develop strategic sourcing methodology for assigned projects and assists in developing new opportunities.
  • Studies market trends, interviews suppliers, and recommends sources of supply and/or solutions.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to establish price objectives for contract transactions.
  • Develops RFx (Request for Information, Request for Proposal, or Request for Quote).
  • Issues RFx and coordinates the submission process. Conducts due diligence disclosure.
  • Evaluates supplier responses and supports analysis and business unit decision process.
  • Negotiates standard contract terms and conditions.
  • Works with Business Owner to identify key contractual business terms.
  • Collaborates with Contracts staff to address contractual issues and concerns.
  • Develops and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operation.
  • Researches new trends or advances in products to assist business units in finding solutions and making appropriate buying decisions. Remains current on changing business needs and potential industry issues.
  • Researches and responds to questions.
  • May provide guidance and assistance to other positions and other functional areas.
  • May have responsibility for performance and coaching of staff and may have a participatory role in decisions regarding talent selection, development, and performance management for direct reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
Field of Study: Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.
Experience: 3 to 5 years of related experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, buying, or purchasing. May begin coursework toward a professional designation, such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Purchasing Sourcing Manager (CPSM).
Business Unit:
AFG Procurement
Number of Positions:
1

Job Type: Full-time



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