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Strategic Sourcing Senior Specialist

Job ID 1193702BR Date posted 04/26/2017 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0773 - Professional Services
The principle purpose of the Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist is to participate in the development of the strategic sourcing strategy as well as execution of the sourcing process, and all of its associated activities. This role should facilitate the process for the cross functional team of the Manager, Category and the various business unit stakeholders.

The Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist will also have primary responsibility for developing the detail project plans that relate to the sourcing process. This role will work directly with the supply community and be a liaison between the suppliers and the business. The Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist will be responsible for managing and delivering strong results that support the category strategy and provide significant value to the business units.

In addition, the Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist will work closely with the Manager, Category to ensure a cohesive, unified and collaborative messaging to the business units and to the supplier community. This position will also work as part of the cross-functional team with business unit stakeholders to ensure proper collaboration about business requirements.

To accomplish this, the Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist must have strategic procurement and sourcing expertise as well as a solid understanding of the business, strong negotiations and organizational skills.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field plus 4 years of experience in a Procurement or business related role OR 7 years of experience in a Procurement or business related role without a degree
· 1 year of experience with negotiations
· Demonstrated experience working cross-functionally
· Demonstrated understanding and application of sourcing policies, procedures and supply strategies
· Proficient with MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:
· 6 years of experience in a Procurement or experience working with an MSP
· 1 year of experience with E-Procurement tools
· 1 year of experience with MS Project or other Project Management software
· 1 year of sourcing experience including designing RFPs and other sourcing tools
· 2 years of IT experience, either directly in an IT organization or sourcing for IT

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE ® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit


Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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