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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Strategic Sourcing Analyst

  • Olathe, Kansas
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 28465BR
  • United States
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Job Description

The Terracon Corporate office located in Olathe, KS is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Analyst. The position has great growth potential and provides visibility to a broad range of functions and stakeholders across the company, including various levels in Operations and Corporate Services.

Our vision of “Together, we are best at people” is more than just a slogan - it’s reality! Terracon has been named “Best place to work” numerous times over the past few years and has a culture focused on collaboration, excellence, and growth. To support our employee’s need for work/life balance, we have a hybrid work environment. Come to the office at least twice a week to collaborate with peers face to face. The rest of the week, you can work from home, if that is your choice. As an employee-owner, you will have the benefit of participating in our success as a shareholder of the company and the opportunity to work with co-workers who are talented, creative, and fun! If Terracon sounds like a good fit for you and your career, we invite you to apply.


General Responsibilities:
To source spend categories that are common to all Terracon offices. Including but not limited to travel and expense, facilities support, drilling, rental equipment, environmental services, IT hardware and software, and laboratory equipment and field supplies. Reduce the supplier base, compress spend, manage spend fragmentation and provide spend oversight by tracking and validating our supplier performance with KPIs.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Sourcing
Work as a team leader or team member on:

  • spend analysis
  • contract negotiation
  • RF(X) processes
  • researching stakeholder requirements
  • spend patterns assessment
  • market analysis
  • analyze and mitigate risk
  • qualitative and quantitative RF(X) review
Supplier Relationship Management
  • Develop, maintain and sustain supplier relationships.
  • Arrange performance reviews with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to evaluate supplier performance based on agreed KPIs.
  • Create action plans to address issues and exploit opportunities.
  • Perform analysis of supplier spend data and process metrics to proactively recommend improvements.
Stakeholder Management
  • Work with and across stakeholder groups to define needs and aggregate wherever possible.
  • Act as liaison between the stakeholder and the supplier to determine an optimal approach to meeting validated business requirements and technology solutions.
  • Provide input to stakeholders on budget development based on market/supplier pricing and forecasting.
  • Provide education and guidance to stakeholders regarding value of adopting and complying with purchasing policies, procedures, tools, and processes.
Contract Management / Administration
  • Contract performance and sustainability.
  • Supplier Scorecards / KPIs.
  • Manage contract lifecycle by ensuring contract close-out, extension, or renewal.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ strategic sourcing experience (including but not limited to category management within general sourcing categories). Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 9 years’ related experience.
  • Master’s degree in business administration or finance preferred.
  • Knowledge of general category management and supply markets.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel with the ability to create pivot tables, v-lookups, formulas, slicer, charts/graphs, filters, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of software and licensing contract terminology.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Strong knowledge and practice of sourcing principles and processes.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tool, Power BI preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a detail-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication skills to present complex data findings to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Preferred Certification:
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or other supply chain management.

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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