Product Sourcing Lead
Product Sourcing Leads are responsible for helping improve and think creatively about the process of sourcing and supply chain.
This role will have a global impact on project delivery and collaboration for our company by evaluating, brainstorming, and implementing effective and efficient sourcing and supply chain processes to improve the quality and timeline of our Enterprise projects.
It will require a commitment to understanding and learning about the past and present processes while proactively molding future processes thereby establishing a clear path for growth and expansion.
Sourcing Leads work within an interdisciplinary design team that also includes architects, interior designers, engineers, graphic artists, and technologists, working on several projects at a time.
As such, a cross-functional mindset is critical.
Serve as lead negotiator and primary point of contact for regional suppliers of WeWork projects and services. Support negotiations, serve as local contact and promote use of global contracts and suppliers.
Develop recommended regional positions and strategies based upon review and analysis of product needs and market conditions, and in the context of overall WeWork team goals and objectives.
Coordinate the review of proposed regional contracts with respect to : financial terms; IncoTerms; intellectual property rights;
service terms; WeWork liability; and conformance with WeWork policies and applicable legal guidelines. Seek expert opinions and internal concessions as necessary.
Evaluate financial and operational (personnel or process related) effects of proposed regional contract provisions.
Liaise with the appropriate stakeholders, on matters including : RFP / RFI / RFQ development; bid analysis; justification of selection;
procurement and associated details.
Deliver information about completed agreements to WeWork partners; publicize agreements in order to achieve greater participation and savings.
Work with the WeWork team members to coordinate efforts to monitor and encourage compliance with agreements.
Manage supplier performance against specified static and continuous improvement goals.
Manage Strategic Sourcing WeWork Connect web-site, monitoring regional content accuracy and soliciting feedback from various internal stakeholders and supplier audiences for regular improvements.
Evaluate existing processes as they relate to the sourcing discipline globally, but with a mindset of coordination and inclusion of all disciplines.
Present known or discovered pain points and bottlenecks to the appropriate leadership, team and stakeholders and build consensus toward a solution.
Strategize and document modified or new processes.
Think outside-of-the-box to brainstorm, strategize, document, and implement globally new ideas for efficient and effective processes.
Establish goals and metrics to track success of regionally implemented process solutions and continually evaluate and adjust as necessary.
Communicate regularly with Supply Chain team leadership to provide progress updates and coordinate initiatives.
Collaborate closely with the Supply Chain Group team members focused on People and Product.
Collaborate closely with all Discipline Heads (e.g. Engineering, Interior Design, BIM, Arts & Graphics, Construction, Operations, etc.
and their respective teams.
Collaborate closely with all Regional Clusters and teams to better understand their process challenges.
4 year degree or equivalent preferred
2-4 years of relevant work experience preferred
Experience in the specific trade highly preferred
Ability to prioritize tasks and work on both short term and long term solutions simultaneously
Organized and exhibits excellent time management skills
Clear communicator and excellent presenter with oral, written, and graphic presentation skills
Ambitious outside-of-the-box thinker willing to reach beyond their comfort zone
Reliable, focused, and detail oriented
Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful problem solver
Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a "can do" attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn
Excellent people skills with an ability to build consensus
Proficient in documentation
Who You Are :
Passionate about best in class design, construction, and project execution
A team collaborator, clear communicator, prudent risk-assessor, and effective motivator
Habitually thinking outside the box and exploring new ways to execute projects
Committed to continuous improvement and optimizing productivity
Please submit your CV in English