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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Company: SMS Assist, L.L.C.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At SMS Assist, we're not just in the business of fixing properties-we're fixing an entire industry. Typically, facilities maintenance is tough work-both in the nature of the job (plumbing, HVAC, snow removal) and the lack of clarity throughout the experience. We decided a better way wasn't only possible, but essential. Through our award-winning technology platform, built and powered by SMSers, we connect local contractors to our customers and help manage an experience that surpasses expectations.

Recognized on Forbes' Cloud 100 list, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Chicago Crain's Top Tech Employers, and more, SMS Assist manages more than 186,000 properties where people live and work. Our customers' livelihoods are in our hands-think a restaurant manager whose only fryer goes down on a busy Friday night or a family in Florida without power after a hurricane. We work across the industries that make up your community, including retail, food service, banking, residential, and more, and we help them find the right provider in our network (we call them Affiliates) in more than 45 trades.

We're innovators, disruptors, and out-of-the-box thinkers. We set each other up for success in the office and for the perfect spike on the volleyball court during an intramural game. We're community volunteers, karaoke partners, and lifelong friends. We're passionate about the people we serve, and we give our all because we care. We want to make every property better, and we want your help to make it happen.

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst supports sourcing leadership and assists in all sourcing strategy, operations, and pricing execution for the department. This role is responsible for activities such as: determining the largest areas of opportunity to drive savings, territory coverage models, affiliate capacity, sourcing areas of priority, compensation models, and overall performance analytics. This role will report to the Strategic Sourcing Director. The Analyst will work cross functionally with internal departments such as Sales, Affiliates, Operations, Product, Implementation and Finance.

Responsibilities Analyze our existing affiliate base to identify areas where financial and operational improvements can be made
Prioritize where the most strategic opportunities are and communicate those findings to Sourcing leadership
Contribute to the strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the sourcing department in collaboration with Sourcing leadership for:
Territory planning
Affiliate capacity
Affiliate coverage
Overall sourcing targets
Savings opportunities
Incentive compensation
Assist in the implementation of reporting and operating cadence to measure and manage all facets of new affiliate generation from prospecting to onboarding
Investigate trends in the affiliate marketplace to predict where sourcing needs and opportunities may arise
Lead the generation of sourcing business intelligence, data management, reporting and analytics
Create and maintain performance reporting for the sourcing department
Organize, analyze, interpret, and prepare reports on large amounts of raw data with the ability to extract relevant conclusions and trends; presents the results to leadership
Foster a positive team environment
Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.
Verbal Communication - Advanced
Written Communication- Proficient
Teamwork - Proficient
Analysis - Advanced
Problem Solving - Advanced
Relationships - Proficient
Prioritization- Proficient

Role Specific Skills
Computer Skills: Proficiencies in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required
System Experience: Tableau, SQL
Proficient project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously from origin through execution
Proficient experience with the concepts and principles of one or more related fields or departments required
Understanding of CRM's and sales reporting required


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree required
At least 3 years of sales strategy, sales operations or strategy consulting (with relevant B2B sales support experience) experience; ideally has worked with technology or tech-enabled business services companies


Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

Keywords: SMS Assist, L.L.C., Chicago , Strategic Sourcing Analyst, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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