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Category Specialist
BrandBest Buy

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can showcase your Sourcing experience in procurement, contracting and negotiations? We are looking for a Specialist to work in the sourcing and procurement of various services that support our Stores, Corporate and Distribution Centers.

Best Buy is the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, offering advice, service and convenience – at competitive prices – to the consumers who visit its websites and stores more than 1.5 billion times each year.

Put your sourcing skills to work. You’ll learn a lot about our business while building a rewarding career. We need talented people who are good with details, decision-making and organizing the buying process. If that sounds like you, great! And, if you’re good at communicating with people, both inside and outside the company, even better. We provide an exciting work environment where you can be yourself while investing in your career. We believe the success of our company depends on the passion of employees and living our values.

This Specialist position will primarily responsible for the sourcing, negotiation, and contracting activities that support the following subcategories under Consumer Services: Large Product Home Delivery and Installation, Fleet Operations, In-Home/Depot Repair, Call Center Operations, and other related services.

What will you do?
  • This Specialist role will support the sourcing of complex products and services and will own the management of typically high volume and low/medium complexity. Responsibilities include:
    • Supplier Sourcing and Portfolio Management (create and maintain portfolio of available and preferred suppliers and proactively manage contract expirations and renewals)
    • Supplier Relationship Management (identify and establish relationships with credible suppliers and create a mutually beneficial relationship)
    • Contract Management (create and manage contracts, managing and monitoring compliance, and reducing exposure to risk factors)
  • Perform Procurement functions:
    • Support Category leadership with category management activities
    • Understand and apply 7 step sourcing process and business goals.
    • Understand contract templates and appropriate application. Can articulate implications and tradeoffs of key terms.
    • Has ownership and understanding of their sub-category(s) contracts/projects and understands their full life-cycle.
    • Understands and complies with cross functional requirements and processes
    • Support communications with cross-functional areas in establishing and sustaining this function, ensuring compliance in the use of sourcing and procurement services
    • Prioritize incoming requests, effectively escalate issues and contribute to resolution.
    • Reconcile issues with partners by identifying root causes and providing creative solutions.
Partner with internal teams to ensure a total sourcing and procurement solution is delivered to Best Buy.
  • Self-Development /Management:
    • Set clear effective goals and expectations for self as a key part of managing performance to drive business outcomes. Determine and execute personal developmental opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, and experiences. Express, model and reinforce leadership behaviors, with special emphasis on integrity, code of conduct, and Efficient Enterprise.
What impact will you have?
  • Add value through bringing on new qualified vendors, efficient processes and cost savings
  • Identify improvements in your space and bring ideas to the table
  • Have the ability to see a finished product
  • Be a part of large team projects or opportunities

Why should you consider this opportunity?
  • Cross-functional exposure to stakeholders and other departments
  • Get to work in a large company with process and procedures in place
  • Best Buy allows you to bring your ideas to the table
  • Have access to growth opportunities including stretch assignments

Basic Requirements:
  • 1 year+ of Procurement, Buying, or Legal related experience to include sourcing, negotiation, contracting or equivalent
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or closely related fields
  • Adaptable and able to work independently in a remote environment
  • Project and process management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships
  • Strong communication skills
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Buying Experience
  • Experience working with service providers
  • 1 or more years of demonstrated professional negotiation, analytical, planning and execution skills

Auto Req. ID789552BR
Employment CategoryFull Time
Job CategoryProcurement/Vendor Management
Job LevelIndividual Contributor
Location Number900050-105-Procurement
Address7601 Penn Avenue South
CityRichfield
StateMN

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