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Procurement & Sourcing Manager

Company: CDKGlobal
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sales, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.


Position Summary

The Sourcing Manager supports the Strategic Sourcing function in managing the daily demands of the Business within their respective categories, which includes selection and management of vendors as assigned. The role requires an understanding of broad indirect categories with emphasis on IT, along with an executive presence to handle negotiations and vendor communications.  The ability to work with all levels of people within CDK as well as supplier organizations is important



Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Maintaining strategic sourcing relationships and developing strong partnerships.
  • Analyzes historic category portfolio spend and demand drivers.
  • Conducting market research, as well as creating cost estimates and forecasts 
  • Analyzing and calculating costs while developing cost reduction strategies in alignment with business objectives.
  • Creates collaborative partnerships with business stakeholders to plan and execute procurement activities.
  • Manages and assists Business partners in the selection of vendors through the RFx process.
  • Negotiates with vendors to minimize spend; ensures that vendor contract rates are at or below market values.
  • Audits vendor spend against forecasts, procurement governance and policy, and business needs.
  • Structures SLAs for vendor agreements in concert with business stakeholders and procurement policy.
  • Represents the organization on projects and may perform in project leadership role.
  • Works under limited supervision and exercises sound judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions when accomplishing objectives.
  • Applies a broad range of theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to develop assignments involving complex features.


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience with emphasis on IT and Marketing category management
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills with issue mitigation mentality
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships
  • Established track record of developing and managing vendor relationships
  • Experience with an understanding of a service-based/SLA-based vendor delivery model
  • Solid knowledge of procurement systems/processes/tools
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Good knowledge of project management principles and techniques
  • Sense of urgency



CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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