Zurich NA Sourcing Specialist in Schaumburg, Illinois

Job Summary

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for managing procurement activities in support of business requirements. This role will work with business stakeholders and various supporting departments (ex. Legal, Risk & Compliance) to procure goods and services through contract negotiations.

The ideal candidate will be effective in project tracking and communication with the ability to manage several contracting projects, while ensuring business requirements are met. The candidate will also be expected to support a due diligence process that is designed to mitigate external supplier risk.

In Addition, the candidate will be expected to manage elements of sourcing deals such as deal architecture and project management in collaboration with senior sourcing leaders, working to contribute to the ongoing development and evolution of sourcing frameworks, processes, and best practices and ensuring compliance and management of cost variables.

The job's core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the executive or Sr. Management level. Includes using subject matter expertise to address advanced, high-level questions and issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Procurement area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Procurement area

OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years experience in the Procurement are

  • Source to contract experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Legal Studies, or Supply Chain Management

  • Vendor management experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Supply Chain experience

  • CPM, CPSM, or PMP

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Title: Sourcing Specialist

Location: Illinois-Schaumburg

Requisition ID: 1700055A