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Sr. Specialist - Procurement - Corporate Services
BrandBest Buy

Sr. Specialist - Procurement - Corporate Services

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your Sourcing experience in Procurement, contracting and negotiations; if so, we are looking for a Senior Specialist to work in the sourcing and procurement of various services that support our Finance, Financial Services, Travel, Meetings & Events, Legal, Insurance, Risk and Human Resources teams.

Best Buy is the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, offering advice, service and convenience 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 business at Best Buy while building a rewarding career. We seek talented people who are good with details, decision-making and organizing the purchasing 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 bring your authentic self to work every day while investing in your career. We believe the success of our company depends on the passion of employees and living our values.

This Senior Specialist position will be primarily responsible for the sourcing, negotiation, and contracting activities that support the following subcategories under Corporate Services: Finance, Financial Services, Travel and Meetings and Events programs as well as , various services supporting HR, Legal and Risk Management.

What will you do?
This Senior Specialist role will support the sourcing of complex services and will be responsible for the management of typically high volume and low/medium complexity projects. 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:
  • 2 years+ of Procurement, Buying, or Legal related experience to include sourcing, negotiation, contracting or equivalent
  • 1 year project and process management
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships
  • Strong communication skills
  • Business and financial acumen
  • PC proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Adaptable and able to work independently in a remote environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or closely related fields
  • 3 or more years of Procurement experience to include sourcing, negotiation and contracting in category-specific procurement or legal equivalent experience, with outsourced relationship/partner development
  • 3 or more years of demonstrated professional negotiation, analytical, planning and execution skills

How we take care of our employees!
In addition to offering a challenging and fulfilling opportunity, we have a competitive salary and bonus program, Paid Caregiver Leave, full benefits including 23 days of PTO (that is 4 weeks!), and a generous employee discount. Our campus has many amazing amenities, including: full cafeteria, fitness center, onsite discounted daycare, not 1 but 2 Caribou’s, US Bank, dry-cleaning service, company store, Farmers Market ONSITE every week, and free covered parking (you won’t have to brush snow off of your car in the winter!)

Auto Req. ID790386BR
Employment CategoryFull Time
Job CategoryProcurement/Vendor Management
Job LevelIndividual Contributor
Location Number900050-105-Procurement
Address7601 Penn Avenue South


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