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Zurich NA Sourcing Specialist – Global IT Procurement in United States

Sourcing Specialist – Global IT Procurement


Zurich Services LLC (a division of Zurich Insurance) is currently hiring a Sourcing Specialist – Global IT Procurement and this person will report to the Global IT Category Manager Sourcing and Procurement. This person will sit in our Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

This person is located in North America to engage with members of the Global IT procurement organization and key internal stakeholders within the Global IT Team also located in Schaumburg. In addition this person will interface as necessary with Group Legal, Group Executives and other Group functions located in EMEA (i.e. Operations).

Summary –

  • Develop and manage ongoing relationships with Key stakeholder/customers in order to identify and deliver solutions that benefit both parties.

  • Build strong relationships with Business stakeholders and Vendors/suppliers to ensure internal customers are satisfied with sourcing services and deals and take action to support business customers where customer service standards fall below the expected.

  • Drive execution of agreements in a compressed time frame including coordination with internal stakeholders and Suppliers relative to the approval process

  • Lead key parts of sourcing deals, e.g. deal architecture, project management, negotiation and contract development.

  • Support the development of sourcing strategy and supplier account plans with the input of analysis and insight.

  • Identify, mitigate and escalate performance-related risks as well as commercial and contract issues in order to ensure compliance and manage and control specific cost variables.

  • Work with colleagues in IT Global Procurement team and other functions (Legal, Risk, etc.) to drive ongoing improvement of sourcing governance frameworks, processes and procurement best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Procurement area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Procurement area OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Procurement area AND

  • Project Management experience

  • Supply Chain experience

  • Contract negotiation experience

  • Source to contract experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Legal Studies or Supply Chain Management

  • Vendor management experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills

  • Project management skills

  • CPM, CPSM, or PMPStrong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Good knowledge and experience of procurement business process outsourcing

  • Proven track record in managing and influencing stakeholders

  • Significant commercial, contract and category management experience in a global, multicultural environment

  • Drives and secures senior stakeholder commitment for compliance

  • Leadership and commercial experience gained through working in a global procurement Organization

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of procurement business process outsourcing

  • Drives and secures senior stakeholder commitment for compliance

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/02/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200001RC

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.