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STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER - Atlanta GA 30308 Skip Navigation
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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Finance/Acctng/Treasury/Investor Relatio
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:


The Strategic Sourcing Manager position is responsible for leading the development and execution of sourcing strategies for an assigned product group. 


This position will report into the Procurement Department, which focuses on the sourcing critical indirect commodities and services that support Home Depot.   The team works across a wide range of categories including HR/ Professional Services, Facility Maintenance Services. MRO & Supplies, IT Hardware/Software, Marketing, and Fixtures/Displays.



  • Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Responsible for supporting and conducting strategic negotiation events for different categories across the organization
    • Strong analytical skills: able to transform data into clear and relevant information
    • Develop and deliver high quality presentations
    • Establish relationships and lead Stakeholders / cross-functional teams along the process to get buy-in
    • Develop and lead price, and terms-and-conditions negotiations with suppliers
    • Lead sourcing events from project kick-off to contract execution
    • Use and evaluate eSourcing tools and new technologie
    • Participate in spend analytics and work planning efforts
    • Create Strategic Sourcing partnerships in order to increase addressable spend
    • Become a category expert in understanding the category role and develop category playbooks and roadmaps to enhance strategic negotiations
    • Develop negotiation event timeline and manage execution
    • Project management
    • Handle small to multi-million dollar projects






25% Negotiate for products and services within the assigned product category ensuring the lowest possible price.

25% Develop and execute strategic sourcing plans to assigned categories. Work cross functionally to improve and streamline processes.

Initiate quality vendor relationships to support new and ongoing product and services sourcing needs.

5% Evaluate vendor relationships and terminate if necessary.

20% Work with stores and functional areas to best determine products and services to be sourced. Manage the vendor and resolve issues regarding product quality, delivery, etc.

5% Work with purchasing operations to ensure orderly transition from initial deal to ongoing purchasing of products and services. Ensure accuracy and delivery of orders so that clients for the product group are able to complete projects and meet the Company's needs.

10% Source qualified vendors to Sourcing who can meet purchase needs in terms of product quality, quantity, and delivery date.

10% Identify and qualify vendors to provide product and services to Home Depot. Conduct research to assess vendor capabilities and product information as they relate to company needs.


Typically reports to a sr manager position
Typically requires working collaboratively across multiple functions
Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.
Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.
Typically considers new approaches within general policies and short-term goals when solving problems.
Typically expected to provide infrequent status reports to management only as appropriate.


Must meet reasonable deadlines, quotas or demands for accuracy and/or may be involved in some mildly difficult situations 

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting or standing in the same location or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors degree

SAP experience

Project Management experience

Exposure to strategic sourcing process

Six Sigma greenbelt/black belt certification

Customer service oriented

Results oriented

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Negotiation Skills - able to negotiate in adversarial situations to arrive at the best deal in terms of cost and quality to meet sourcing needs.
Product Knowledge - a thorough understanding of the product category to which he/she is assigned.
Strong presentation and communication skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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