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MUFG Union Bank Strategic Sourcing Manager, VP in Tempe, Arizona

Strategic Sourcing Manager, VP - 10043685-WD


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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Summary

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for partnering with internal stakeholders to successfully launch RFPs, negotiations, and SOW/delivery of HR, Legal, Marketing, Market Data, Bank Operations & Shared Services . Key responsibilities include (1) Partnering with the Procurement Intake Team to download key business requirements “Service Requests” that will become Sourcing Projects (2) Leading the successful execution of those sourcing projects to drive cost savings/avoidance, best value, and facilitate in the completion of MSA/Amendments/SOWs/Order Forms while maintaining competitive leverage with the Supplier throughout the process.

In support of this work, this position is also responsible for building sustained value-based relationships with stakeholders and suppliers, providing subject matter expertise, strategic guidance, and leadership in contract negotiations to achieve defined business objectives. Develop, instill and demonstrate sustained performance of management/reporting, risk/compliance, issue/escalation, and continuous improvement routines are critical for success in this role.


Strategic Sourcing Strategy Development & Execution:

  • Expert and co-developer of a comprehensive strategic sourcing strategy for various contracts/suppliers in alignment with defined business objectives

  • Lead the end-to-end sourcing process and facilitate analysis and collaboration of a cross-functional team, leveraging market/industry insights to make strategic recommendations

  • Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiations to maximize total value and minimize risk

  • Achieve cost savings, avoidance, working capital improvements as a result of negotiations

  • RFx/Contract management utilizing Ariba

  • Lead and execute on strategy to deliver maximum value (Annual Objectives & Key Results)

  • Understand business partner’s objectives and business drivers and integrate into the Sourcing Strategy with input from key stakeholders

Stakeholder / Supplier Relationship Management & Integration:

  • Build and maintain value-measured relationships with key stakeholders to drive sustained results while ensuring strategies remain in alignment with business goals

  • Conduct regular business reviews with key suppliers to ensure compliance with contract deliverables

Market Research & Analysis:

  • Provide full and accurate category “market intelligence” by leading and performing in-depth analysis, understanding market drivers, and cost structures across the category level

  • Maintain industry and market awareness trends through research and networking

  • Create commodity or supplier specific sourcing strategies to optimize the supply base, diversity spending and total cost of ownership



  • Bachelor’s Degree and typically 10 plus years of relevant experience

  • HR, Legal, Marketing, Market Data, other Bank Shared Services related sourcing/contracting experience strongly preferred

  • MBA or advanced degree in related discipline preferred

  • Ability to ‘Own & Execute’, Team Player, Strong leadership, management, planning, organizational, analytical, and continuous improvement skills

  • Ability to provide coaching and mentoring to other sourcing managers within the organization

  • Interaction with Executive Committee members of the company

  • Experience influencing cross-functional leaders in a large organization, some of whom may have different priorities and goals

  • Proven ability to produce results that impact a broad portfolio of spend or change across the organization

  • Strong business acumen, ability to provide strategic vision, tactical planning, sound judgment, prudent recommendations, balance risks, solve complex issues, overcome obstacles and challenging circumstances, results oriented, negotiate win-win, and produce positive decisions and outcomes

Additional Knowledge, Skills &Abilities

  • Specialized knowledge and experience advising business line management as to how best to leverage supply chains to optimize cost and mitigate risk with overall continuous improvement

  • Solid understanding of indirect sourcing and category management methodology and ability to drive value for customers

  • Strong strategic supplier sourcing background with extensive experience in RFx/Reverse Auction development and execution

  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams in the end-to-end execution of sourcing initiatives

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

  • Strong business negotiation skills

  • Experience influencing others to embrace Sourcing and Category Management best practices

  • Strong analytical and financial skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Microsoft Project and Excel

  • Experience in using E-Sourcing tools and sourcing events (Ariba)

  • Independent, Self-Starter

  • Business/Financial Acumen

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Skilled in change adoption, change management and resource assessment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job : Corporate and General Services

Primary Location : ARIZONA-Tempe

Job Posting : May 12, 2021, 5:01:47 PM

Shift: : Day

Schedule: : Full Time

Req ID: 10043685-WD