Manager, Strategic Sourcing - IT

Monday, October 15, 2018
John's Creek, GA


Job Overview: The Strategic Procurement team at Macy’s is responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing non-merchandise spend management strategies in support of Macy’s Inc.’s overall corporate strategy and the company’s focus on ongoing profit improvement. The Strategic Procurement is responsible for sourcing, procurement, vendor diversity, spend analytics, and travel management. Specifically, the sourcing team’s responsibilities include strategy and scoping, sourcing, negotiation, contracting, implementation, savings tracking, and vendor management. Evolution of the Strategic Procurement capability is a priority for Macy’s and we continue to seek top talent in support of this objective.

As described below in more detail, the Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Information Technology (IT), will be responsible for general strategic sourcing activities such as conducting spend analysis, analyzing supply markets, identifying sourcing value levers, executing competitive RFI’s/RFPs and leading supplier negotiations, as well as category-specific activities for the one or more of the IT sub-categories noted below.. It is expected of all Sourcing professionals at Macy’s to: leverage eSourcing technology platforms where appropriate, develop and executes implementation plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized, build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within the divisions and corporate functions, and supports savings tracking processes and participates in special infrastructure-building projects as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Essential Functions:

  • Sub-Category Specific:
  • Macy’s IT Procurement is responsible for procurement activities in all IT sub-categories, such as:
    • Enterprise Hardware and Software
    • IT Professional Services
    • Telecom
    • eCommerce / Omni Channel systems
  • The Manager, Strategic Sourcing, IT, will perform activities in their respective sub-category(ies):
    • Performs sub-category analysis and research to develop and maintain sub-category sourcing knowledge
    • Manages relationships with strategic IT suppliers including issue resolution
    • Manages competitive bidding (RFI, RFP, etc.) in their respective sub-category(ies)
    • Collaborates with key stakeholders to understand and document IT requirements
  • General Sourcing (applicable to all Managers in the Strategic Sourcing function):
    • Manages strategic sourcing initiatives, following a 7-step sourcing methodology
    • Provides rigorous analysis of spend data and industry dynamics to prioritize and launch sourcing initiatives
    • Gathers stakeholder and subject-matter expertise/insights and business requirements to ensure sourcing solutions meet business needs
    • Prepares and presents business cases and should-cost models
    • Identifies and pursues process re-engineering, value engineering, and demand management opportunities to increase efficiencies
    • Manages the planning and launch of RFIs and RFPs
    • Performs complex data analysis and build financial models (i.e. ROI, NPV, supplier scorecards, savings tracking, make vs. buy decision models)
    • Contributes to negotiation strategy development and negotiation execution
    • Manages supplier selection process and provides data to ensure informed selection decisions
    • Establishes contract terms and conditions and coordinates with legal to execute optimal contracts with suppliers. Develops qualified, competitive sources of supply on a continuing basis through comprehensive financial and market review
    • Assists in managing supplier relationships, tracking supplier performance, and
    • communicating performance feedback to suppliers
    • Develops implementation and transition plans and supports change management initiatives
    • Builds relationships with key stakeholders and develops business cases for new spend management opportunities
    • Works closely with operational buyers for the assigned category to ensure consistency in buying strategy
    • Implements and drives procurement strategy, policies and procedures
  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality



  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business administration, logistics, finance, engineering or related discipline.
  • MBA or Master’s degree a plus.
  • CPM, CIRM or CPIM certification a plus.
  • 5+ years professional experience in Strategic Sourcing, operations or general management consulting, logistics or supply chain.
  • Experience in a dynamic organization with experience and exposure in advanced sourcing strategies.
  • Retail / CPG experience preferred. Communication Skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Meeting facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships with key Business Partners. Mathematical Skills:
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, strategic sourcing, and supplier management concepts Reasoning Ability:
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills. Other Skills:
  • Experience sourcing and developing category strategies for a variety of IT Categories including:
    • Enterprise Hardware and Software
    • IT Professional Services
    • Telecom
    • eCommerce / Omni Channel systems
  • Knowledge of Supplier Management tools (SRM, conducting Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Technology-savvy to leverage eProcurement and eSourcing tools including but not limited to: SAP, Ariba, Spend Analysis tools.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity.