Alorica Sr Commodity Manager - Irvine, CA in Irvine, California

Senior Commodity Manager – Operations/Facilities/HR/Marketing Categories

Alorica is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions that span the entire customer lifecycle. Good, glad we got that out of the way.

Here’s the deal — we think serving customers is awesome. And that’s why, when it comes down to it, we really only do one thing — we make lives interaction at a time.

Job Description and Primary Responsibilities:

Join our Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Team! Alorica’s Strategic Sourcing team is seen as a welcome partner by internal business units, playing a critical role in securing a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We currently have an opportunity to lead collaborative strategic sourcing and procurement efforts in support of cost reduction goals by defining and identifying best-in-class sourcing strategies and procurement processes. This is a fast-paced department that will give an individual the ability to build a career path in a solid, growing worldwide organization.

• Responsible for leading Strategic Sourcing efforts encompassing approximately $100M in annual non-inventory spend

• Leads the identification and execution of projects to support the goals of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

• Demonstrates financial analysis skills including ability to assess supplier proposals and understanding of supplier cost structure

• Manages RFI, RFQ, and RFP processes and requirements

• Develops and executes negotiation strategy

• Demonstrates project management skills including the ability to assess required resources and critical path timeline

• Analyzes supplier proposals and implements new supplier agreements

• Analyzes the supply markets (researches and identifies potential qualified suppliers, researches industry cost/price drivers, develops requests for proposals)

• Provides project management and cross-functional team leadership for sourcing initiatives

• Makes recommendations, gains agreement and implements solutions on behalf of a diverse organization

• Ensures the consistent use of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement methodology

• Other responsibilities may include oversight or accountability of non-inventory procurement policies; contract management; procurement training; Oracle database configuration, maintenance and testing; capital and operating expense budget forecasting and analysis; departmental IT requirements; and administrative support for procurement organization activities


• BA/BS degree; Supply Chain Management or related preferred

• 5-7 years’ business experience in procurement, buying, purchasing, strategic sourcing and/or commodities required

o Minimum 3 years’ experience in supplier management, contract management, Key Performance Indicator tracking, and financial analysis

o Minimum 2 years’ experience sourcing/procurement in commodity categories

• Experience managing sourcing/procurement or related projects from start to finish

• RFI, RFQ, RFP and/or bid analysis experience required

• A moderate to complex level of knowledge in:

o Spreadsheets - Excel – Ability to perform complex financial analyses, write macros, develop formulas and use functions such as pivot and lookup tables

o Word Processing - MS Word - Ability to draft contractual agreements and other documents suitable for presentation to intermediate and senior level internal associates.

• A moderate to complex level of financial analysis knowledge. Moderately complex modeling and problem solving skills

• Experience in negotiating pricing, purchase contract terms and conditions (including statements of work (SOWs) a plus)

• Ability to assess suppliers against their contractual commitments and develop performance improvement plans for those not meeting commitments

• Familiarity with working in a high-volume, highly dynamic, rapid-paced environment

• Ability to lead a cross functional team

• Ability to work under moderate supervision and guidance at a consistent pace

• Change management skills

• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills