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    • September-19-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Financial Services and Banking
    • Insurance

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Strategic Sourcing Manager (IT Category) - Future Opportunity


Toronto, ON, CANADA
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Working at Sun Life Financial

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The Opportunity



Sun Life is focused on identifying, attracting and hiring talented and diverse individuals. We are currently building a pool of candidates for future opportunities for Strategic Sourcing Manager (IT Category). If you are interested in being considered for a future opportunity, please apply and we will contact you to discuss new positions when they become available.

The Enterprise Services division within Sun Life Financial is growing! We're truly a fast-paced, dynamic, global team that plays a critical role in helping our business partners drive innovation by ensuring our technology and application platforms remain stable, dependable, and able to accommodate Sun Life's growth plans. We lead by example and believe in the power of collaboration. We build loyal partnerships so that we are at the table early enough to provide the strategic advice our business partners need to make the right decisions for our business today, and tomorrow.  If you're a high performer who wants to make a real difference .join us!
Role Summary: 
  • Responsible for managing deal/contract negotiations from engagement to contract signing
  • Responsible for assisting management with the development of strategy and managing execution of all strategic sourcing, demand and supplier management activities
  • Has subject matter expertise in IT category
  • Has detailed understanding of the market for categories
  • Contributes to the development and manages demand, supply and compliance management (sourcing) plans
  • Assumes leadership roles in projects in conjunction with suppliers and the business units to reduce costs through the supply chain
  • Applies risk management expertise in executing sourcing strategies and plans
  • Assists the project teams in the design and development of RFXs, contract negotiations, and supplier contract savings calculation and tracking processes.
  • The successful candidate will be accountable for managing the acquisition process for various good and services for clients in the various divisions and business units of Sun Life
Main Accountabilities:
  • Participate and in some cases lead contract negotiations for sourcing initiatives  including developing negotiation strategies, managing negotiations, and rolling out new contracts
  • Assess, define and resolve procurement issues including contractual terms and conditions and escalations by internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Leverage all available data sources - accounting, purchasing, payment systems, suppliers, market trends etc. - and historical analyses to provide insight into opportunities for savings and efficiencies
  • Perform Benchmarking analysis
  • Develop and communicate negotiation approach to client and other stakeholders as applicable
  • Ensure all related governance processes/policies are adhered to and completed prior to final approval to ensure the acquisition is done in the best interest of the company (legal, technical, financial)
  • Creates and documents deal and savings summary associated with negotiated activities
  • Assist in the resolution of client-vendor delivery issues when appropriate
  • Act in a consultative role to clients on procurement policies and procedures
  • Ensure that the applicable purchasing policies are adhered to when acquiring goods and services
  • Manage the Strategic Sourcing intake
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities and experience
  • Procurement/Sourcing Knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills and relationship building skills
  • Experience managing deals to timelines
  • Contract review experience/knowledge
  • Excellent negotiation and sourcing skills
  • Strong statistical skills
  • Familiarity with purchasing systems, eProcurement and eSourcing systems would be an asset but not required
  • Organization Skills - Ability to multi-task in an ever-changing environment
  • Business acumen
  • Excellent Communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Five or more years of experience in a strategic sourcing environment
  • College or university degree

Enterprise Services, Working better together.
Our teams are dedicated to providing the services and technology our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we're striving to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life. Enterprise Services has employees in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. and Asia.   We partner closely with groups and individuals throughout Sun Life Financial to provide products and services that deliver business value.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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