Overview

Job SummaryThe Global Business Services (GBS) Commodity Supervisor supports the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives within the assigned commodity. He/she procures products and services at the highest quality and best rate. He/she works with suppliers to understand and improve supplier process performance and quality, optimize supply chains, and ensure requisitioning and ordering processes are in place. This position supervises others within the department.The GBS Commodity Supervisor coordinates and reviews competitive bid quotations, evaluates pricing for inclusion in cost proposals, and contacts suppliers to negotiate or conduct reverse auctions to ensure the bid process is followed by Procurement Analysis. He/She analyzes the Total Cost of Ownership to determine the most desirable and best method of purchase. This position works with cross-functional teams, conducts site visits, pre-bid and contract follow-up meetings, and interviews as necessary to evaluate supplier products, services, and capabilities. The GBS Commodity Supervisor Develop an expertise, with minimal supervision, in an assigned category through the industry, market, underlying cost factors and their effect on product quality and reliability in order to identify cost savings and/or quality improvement opportunities. He/She formulate strategic sourcing initiatives for an assigned category, with minimal supervision, in order to identify opportunities and optimize internal supply chain and market.Other DutiesWorks to complete spend analysis to use for bidding processWorks to understand the supplier relationship, develop supplier performance measures and incentives, and create a plan for achieving identified savings.Resolves procurement requests, issues, and inquiries (e.g., corrects proposals, obtains resources, quotations, competitive bids, etc.) to support customer’s needs.Assesses and validates customer needs and expectations (e.g., conducts research, evaluates resources, makes sourcing recommendations, etc.) to ensure that the right products or services are delivered on time and at the right price.Drafts contracts based on UPS standards, vendor proposals and UPS requirements to secure deals with vendors.Modifies standard contracts based on commercial and technical needs and vendor proposal to develop contractual requirements for final acceptance.Works with outside counsel to write and negotiate project specific contracts for highly visible, high dollar value contracts.Develops position papers to highlight commercial and contractual issues and concerns and determine project and contractual goals.Prepares contract summaries, risk analysis documents and recommendations for management to execute binding agreements and justify the commercial viability of recommendations.Interfaces with vendors to ensure ethical and fair business practices. Preferred CompetenciesAssesses Business Needs: Demonstrates a general understanding of ways to identify and measure the current needs of the customer or business; uses the business need to help define the project’s requirements.Establishes Metrics and Performance Tools: Identifies basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department, and business unit results; demonstrates a general ability to use multiple measurement methods for measuring performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives.Multicultural Agility: Recognizes importance of understanding global and cultural diversity; interested in learning about cultural differences that impact business.Negotiation: Demonstrates an understanding of negotiation techniques; identifies stakeholders/participants that should be involved in negotiations; demonstrates an understanding of each party’s objectives.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree – Business Administration, Accounting, Finance – PreferredMaster’s in Business Administration (MBA) – PreferredExperience demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Excel (e.g., Pivot tables, V-look ups, database creation/maintenance, etc.) – PreferredExperience demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Products – PreferredUPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity