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Job ID FIN-16010 City Los Angeles State California Additional Location Exempt/Non Exempt Exempt Shift Day Work Schedule M-F, 8-5
Job Details:
STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER SENIOR



WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY?

City National Bank is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their centralized Procurement department supporting all business lines and offices in North America. This role will be responsible for leading complex negotiations and drafting contracts for commodities and services to be purchased by the bank. Interface with executive level management and make recommendations. Proactively identifies and recommends category sourcing options and partners with stakeholders to implement them. Determine and recommend alternate supply strategies to create cost savings and/or supply support solutions. Analyze business plans, spend data, supplier and market data, to determine optimal sourcing strategies across businesses and assigned suppliers and/or commodities. Contributes to the achievement of defined category performance targets and participates in or leads competitive RFPs as necessary. Determine and recommend alternate supply strategies to create cost savings and/or supply support solutions. Train and mentor other Procurement team members.



Finance Division
This is a great opportunity to grow your career with a stable and expanding organization as a member of City National's Finance team. This group records, analyzes, reports and optimizes to maintain the bank’s financial health, while following principles and legislation to ensure we're doing what's right.



WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Knowledgeable of the Strategic Sourcing process, drafting of contracts, financial reviews and procurement practices
  • Lead negotiations and contract drafting for commodity/service to be purchased by the bank. Work with Legal, compliance, finance, the business and other department to minimize risk and obtain the favorable terms for the bank.
  • Proactively identifies and recommends category sourcing options and partners with stakeholders to implement them.
  • Determine and recommend alternate supply strategies to create cost savings and/or supply support solutions.
  • Analyze business plans, spend data, supplier and market data, to determine optimal sourcing strategies across businesses and assigned suppliers and/or commodities.
  • Contributes y to the achievement of defined category performance targets and participates in or leads competitive RFPs as necessary.
  • Determine and recommend alternate supply strategies to create cost savings and/or supply support solutions.
  • Research and stay current on industry practices for product and services within the assigned category(s).
  • Assist colleagues with interpreting contracts.
  • Lead RFx activity.
  • Builds and fosters relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and colleagues to influence change,
  • Manage assigned projects and communicate with the stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with Company policies, procedures, standards, use of Procurement systems in alignment with the stakeholder’s objectives.
  • Prepare reports for management as requested.
  • Manages supplier involvement and relationship with the Company.
  • Manage Supplier audit activities.
  • Governance of vendor sourcing agreements
  • Manage/mitigate vendor risk, business continuity and security
  • Acts as liaison with vendors to ensure organizational needs are met.
  • Prepare and present strategic sourcing strategies for assigned suppliers and/or commodities to senior management.
  • Develop / maintain market and technical expertise in assigned buy categories.
  • Be recognized as subject matter experts (SME) of their commodity(s)
  • Evaluate existing processes and provide process improvement recommendations in line with best practices and practical experience.
  • Facilitate activities around supplier audits.
  • Mine spend data to identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Recommend to leadership supplier/vendor strategies for existing suppliers and alternatives.
  • Trains and mentors other Procurement team members.
  • Empowers others to achieve results through motivation, recognition and performance feedback.
  • Participates with management in development of procurement strategies and plans.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work at strategic level and if requested tactical (hands-on).
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, negotiation and presentation skills,
  • Perform other duties as required.



WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Must-Have*

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 7 years Procurement experience required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working for a bank or financial services company required


Skills and Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of negotiation principles & practices, and procurement practices.
  • Ideal candidate is continuously learning and stays current on industry practices for product and services within the assigned category(s).
  • Must have skill in Negotiation & Drafting
  • Acts with integrity.
  • Experienced and skilled contract negotiator.
  • Experienced drafting contracts terms & conditions and working with a team to develop a negotiation and sourcing strategy which will lead to the best negotiate outcomes.
  • Must be able to adapt to change.
  • Skill in asking questions and open to learning new concepts, ideas, and implement them.
  • Creates and seizes opportunities even when faced with ambiguity; acts with integrity, is accountable and advocates in the best interest of the bank; is decisive and acts in a timely manner, acts on information and adapts with changes; seeks and accepts responsibility for failure; share responsibility for team success; seek best practices from across all industry sectors; advocate for solutions that will set the foundation for win-win solutions in future business opportunities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thinks systematically and strategically to analyze issues, develop and create short and long term actionable plans.
  • Considers details and sees the big picture. Sees around corners to preempt potential problems and leverage opportunities; connects multiple seemingly unrelated problems to see the big picture
  • Continually develops a better understanding of current and future challenges and opportunities; creates a recommendation and works with Procurement to successfully implements ideas.
  • Systematically develops new approaches to standard or recurring goals and issues.
  • Generates the best outcomes through collaboration (business, Legal, compliance, etc.).
  • Values colleagues’ individual differences and talents.
  • Shares important or relevant information with the team to ensure solutions meets the needs of the bank.
  • Thoroughness in completing a task/analysis/project with concern for all elements required at every level.
  • Effectively manages time and resources.
  • Embraces challenges
  • Lead a team and manage up
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Master’s degree a plus
Compensation
Starting base salary: $119,012 - $154,574 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.


*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.



INCLUSION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.



ABOUT CITY NATIONAL

We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

Positions based in New York City:
In order to work on-site at City National Bank in New York City, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per city requirements. Shortly after your start date, you will be required to attest to your vaccination status and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

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