Wolters Kluwer Strategic Sourcing Manager - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts
Strategic Sourcing Manager - Remote R0038039
As our Strategic Sourcing Manager , you will lead strategic sourcing and supplier management activities for a segment of the Wolters Kluwer sourcing scope. You will work with partners across the enterprise to ensure that our goals and strategies are achieved. The main responsibilities of a strategic sourcing content services category management role include developing Content Services strategies that support strategic goals and deliver cost advantage, being a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to manage Content Services spend, taking ownership of high-priority sourcing projects, analyzing data and presenting results to executive leadership, building relationships with important strategic suppliers, managing with important partners, performing and overseeing supplier relationship and performance management, implementing performance tracking and reporting, managing strategic sourcing and contracting, and increasing content sourcing best practices and industry knowledge. You will develop fact-based recommendations, and a focus on improving and value creation. You’ll partner with colleagues from multiple departments globally to develop Content Services strategies that support strategic goals and deliver cost advantage
This is a Remote/Hybrid role and will report to the Strategic Sourcing Associate Director - GBS Sourcing & Category Lead for the Content Services and under the directorship of VP, Global Outsourcing Management - GBS Sourcing. Must be legally authorized to work in the USA. #LI-Remote
Required Job Qualifications (Minimum):
Experience: 5 years + of relevant professional experience in Content Services/Production, Information Technology, Content Management Systems
Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to manage Content Services spend with an affinity for technology, software, and services. Content Services include:
Worked with Content Development Platforms, SaaS/PaaS services Content production (Pre-press/Editorial)
Managed content production processes for multiple products like Journals, Books, Magazines, or Marketing Materials
Print manufacturing processes and technologies.
Warehousing and Logistics services
Negotiate with large, global outsourcing vendors
Take ownership of high-priority sourcing projects, including business case development, supplier negotiations, conducting analyses, and summarizing conclusions into fact-based recommendations.
Analyze data and develop recommendations to resolve procurement issues and improve supplier performance management. Present results to executive leadership and the broader organization, while being and coach for data storytelling.
Build relationships with important strategic suppliers, improve, and value creation, and increase industry knowledge to implement best practices in content sourcing.
Manage with important partners across the business, support tasks, and supplier base to achieve strategic goals, and seek out opportunities to improve the effectiveness, collaboration, and excellence along the product lifecycle
Experience applying data-driven insights with an affinity to Technology to create strategic plans and recommendations.
Analytical, ability including logical reasoning, comfort with numbers and the ability to work through complex issues
In-depth knowledge of (Content) Category management and sourcing, methodologies, and best practices
Travel : travel will be no more than 10% but we do expect you to visit partners and vendors whenever required; travel can be within US but occasionally Europe and Asia. Considering most of the partners work between NYC, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia area, preference is to have a candidate working remotely out of that those regions.
Other Qualifications (preferences):
Experience: Define, implementing, amending, and maintaining complex contracts Demonstrating in English.
Additional European Languages skill (Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese)
Commercial and financial experience
Education : Bachelor's degree+ with an outstanding record of academic achievement
Wolters Kluwer offers great benefits and programs to help meet your needs and balance your work and personal life, including Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans, 401(k), FSA/HSA, Commuter Benefits, Tuition Assistance Plan, Vacation and Sick Time, and Paid Parental Leave . Full details of our benefits are available - https://www.mywolterskluwerbenefits.com/index.html
Wolters Kluwer (EURONEXT: WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare, tax and accounting, financial and corporate compliance, legal and regulatory, and corporate performance and ESG sectors. We help our customers make important decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2022 annual revenues of €5.5 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide. We are headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
-Ranked by Forbes Magazine as among America’s Best Large Employers for 2022 - #84.
-CEO Nancy McKinstry ranked 16th by Harvard Business Review of the best performing CEOs in the World.
Wolters Kluwer strives for an inclusive company culture in which we attract, develop, and retain diverse talent to achieve our strategy. As a global company, having a diverse workforce is of the utmost importance. We've been recognized by employees as a European Diversity Leader in the Financial Times, as one of Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2022, 2021 and 2020 and as one of Forbes America’s Best Employers for Women in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018. In 2020, we placed third in the Female Board Index, and were recognized by the European Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index. Wolters Kluwer and all of our subsidiaries, divisions and customer/departments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They’re not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and requirements. The job description provided is subject to revision and modification at any time.
Target salary range CA, CT, CO, NY, WA: $114,100-$159,900
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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