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Director Strategic Sourcing

Director Strategic Sourcing

Posted 15 May by First Data Corp Featured Ended


Strategic Sourcing Manager

At First Data we believe our employees are exceptional people and we invest in their growth by delivering  continuous training and development and rewarding benefits for a fulfilling career.

Join First Data as a Director of Strategic Sourcing in our Global Sourcing Team and embark on a career where you will have full responsibility be driving and leading sourcing processes across the global business.

About the Role:

We are currently hiring for a Strategic Sourcing Director to based in our Basildon Office. 

As Sourcing Director you will:

  • Set strategic sourcing activities and determine appropriate staffing to support expansion and growth of multiple FDC business units.

  • Have authority to direct source for First Data Client Purchasing to maximise savings, profit and revenue opportunities. 

  • Negotiate, implement and manage supplier contracts, defining and ensuring compliance to service level agreements and operational requirements.

  • Approve Purchase Orders

  • Promote optimum use of contractual agreements throughout business units to achieve maximum leverage across functions.

  • Have authority to resolve billing disputes and negotiate final billing to vendor, client and FDC.

  • Have authority to escalate issues or concerns, involving direct communication with FDC clients and national account management team to internal VPs and SVPs and externally to Client Business Execs.

  • Authority to direct activities of direct and indirect reports located remotely and locally.

About You:

Here at First Data we are always looking for passionate, empowered and innovative individuals to join us.  In addition to this we are also looking for the following skills and experience in relation to this role:

  • Previous experience in increasingly responsible positions in Strategic

  • Sourcing Procurement and/or related environment, with wide geographic coverage

  • Management experience with large-scale operation

  • Dynamic negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Must demonstrate essential character traits - ethics, goal orientation, self-confidence, objectivity, cost control, influence, self-control, assertiveness, organization and focus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of contract law; Working knowledge of financial concepts and analysis

  • Excellent PC skills

  • Ability to travel

  • Ability to define and support accountability boundaries for team members and team collectively;

  • Project management

  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and management

About First Data:

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data’s Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients’ success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Data’s brand equity.

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First Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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