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Armonk, NY, US

Sourcing Manager US & Canada Region

About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the Role


The Sourcing Manager (SM) US & Canada plans and leads Sourcing initiatives across all categories of spend within the assigned countries in the US & Canada cross-divisionally. The SM develops US & Canada strategy as part of the wider Regional Sourcing strategy while being aligned to the global Category Strategies. The SM proactively leads sourcing projects, Sourcing plans and demand management, as well as leads specific supplier performance and innovation activities across all categories of spend within the assigned countries in the US & Canada; the Sourcing Manager is recognized as the lead for advisory to our Business Partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the bottom-up aggregation of all data across divisions and countries to inform the top-down target setting process, reconciling the "gaps" between bottom-up and top-down targets and identifying initiatives required to close any such disparities
  • Delivering annual financial targets
  • Overall delivery of the KPI and Balanced Scorecard targets
  • Consolidating, sharing and effective collaboration of Vendor, market, category and internal business data and information to develop Regional Strategy in alignment with global Category Strategies
  • Monitoring compliance as well as enforcing Targeted Standard on Global Sourcing and the associated Buying Guidance and Vendor Management Guidance
  • Delivering quality processes to allow for efficient service delivery that meets or exceeds business partner requirements
  • The implementation and communication of the final Regional Strategy aligned with global Category Strategies and Annual Plans to relevant business partners
  • Execution and application of vendor management aligned to the Vendor Relationship Management Framework and Global Sourcing Services and Process Landscape
  • Developing the Regional Sourcing network while ensuring effective collaboration across Global Sourcing
  • Managing relationships with key busines partners
  • Taking ownership of your own career, performance, and development
  • Ensure continual improvement is active in the Regional Sourcing team – active part in CI initiatives, engage team members in CI initiatives
  • Ensuring the resources, information and tools are in place for project execution, providing project management and implementation support where required
  • Create, apply, complete and review of major contracts
  • Providing input into the development of appropriate Playbook


About the Team


We are The Regional Sourcing Team; we are accountable for end-to-end sourcing activities across all categories of spend cross-divisionally in the Americas region and development of Regional Strategy in alignment with global Category Strategies. Along with its Regional Business Partners and through established Sourcing networks, our team executes the strategy to deliver value, improve quality, optimize cost, and mitigate risk in the supply chain.


About you


Are you passionate about leading Sourcing strategy and work along with Business Partners and Vendors? If so, you can bring this passion to our team to pursue altogether our objectives and work in the biggest market of Americas region and the second most important globally. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of the Sourcing strategy in US and Canada and lead for advisory to our Business Partners.

  • Bachelor’s degree required at a minimum; in fields such as business administration, finance, law or a scientific or technical field. Strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification Ideally
  • You have ten (10) years of Sourcing/Procurement experience in the insurance, re-insurance, or financial services industry
  • You will demonstrate proficiency in executing on pragmatic solutions in collaboration with the Business Partners to advance business priorities
  • You will be required to communicate effectively with Business Partners and external suppliers.
  • You shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with Swiss Re's leadership imperatives with a focus on driving sustainable performance and continuous improvement
  • Excellent English is needed, and other language desirable
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Consultancy skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Financial Acumen


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 107969 


Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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