• Washington, DC
  • Telecommunication/Wireless/Cable
  • Full-Time
  • 9 2nd Ave

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We currently have a Strategic Sourcing Manager, IT/ Telecom Category career opportunity at our Dallas, TX location.

Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux?, Crizal? and Transitions? are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.


The Strategic Sourcing Manager for Essilor of America (EOA) will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives for the IT/ Telecom category in the US zone. The primary focus will be on driving Total Cost Optimization, Working Capital Improvement and overall Complexity Reduction in direct alignment with management and stakeholder expectations contributing to the overrall profitability and cash flow objectives of the company.


Acts as the main interface in managing and facilitating business relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers

Continually expands the influence of the Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing organization throughout the company

Identifies, communicates and takes action on opportunities arising from internal & external data analysis, supplier & stakeholder collaboration and own professional experiences to deliver financial value for the company

Constructs comprehensive category strategies to achieve stated goals (P&L savings, cash generation, supply risk mitigation, etc) within budget and on-time

Manages overall supplier qualification process, RFP/RFQ procedures, supplier selection, negotiation, contract development and implementation as it pertains to purchased goods and services

Leverages supplier relationships to drive innovation and sustainability through new products and services

Establishes working relationships with Global Sourcing peers to maximize expertise and synergies when making strategic sourcing decisions

Key Characteristics:

A Strategic Sourcing Manager is someone who demonstrates the ability to influence others and is viewed as an emerging leader within the organization

Utilizes proven Sourcing & Procrement processes to drive sustainable results for the business

Embraces the opportunity to learn from peers within the department to accelerate learning and professional development

A self-motivator with a strong sense of urgency to drive results that are valuable to the business

Skillfully organized and able to handle detailed work in a fast paced, multi-project environment

Unyielding customer service (internal stakeholder management) and collaborator mentality


Bachelor's Degree in Business required (Accounting/Finance, Purchasing and/or Supply Chain preferred)

Minimum of five years of IT/ Telecom Sourcing experience required with demonstrated increases in responsibilities (1 year experience may be substituted with MBA)

Strong understanding of IT categories, managing IT suppliers, spend analysis, RFPs, and negotiations

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) a plus

Must posess strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to address and resolve sensitive/emotional business topics

Proven ability to function at a high level within a matrix organization while creating and maintaining stakeholder and supplier relationships

Solid analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think strategically and independently

Fundamental understanding of financial statements (Income, Balance, Cash Flow) and how Sourcing strategies impact each

Strong background in MS 2007 (or later) Office tools including with a strong focus on Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Well polished presentation skills (both in creating and delivering the message)
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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