Associate Sourcing Manager - #9805569

Veolia Environnement SA

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boston, MA
Contract type: Full time

About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. 

Position Purpose: 

Responsible for identifying, developing and executing cost reduction plans and long-term agreements in assigned spend categories. Manage preferred vendor relationships in assigned spend categories for North America. Must be able to work in a national, multi-business unit matrix organization and support national supplier implementations. Lead and support cross-functional strategic sourcing teams that are accountable for execution and implementation of sourcing strategies.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business partners to create and execute category plans utilizing “best in class” strategic sourcing strategies and methods. 
  • Support and/or the Lead cross functional team sourcing projects through all key phases such as data collection & analysis, strategy development, RFx, award recommendation, contract negotiation & execution, and implementation.
  • Drive continuous improvement in process, price, service, etc. through effective category management.
  • Present strategies, project updates, and recommendations to stakeholders guiding the business through the decision making process and securing buy-in with persuasive communication.
  • Develop and achieve category specific goals and objectives, including category compliance strategies for sites that have competing priorities.
  • Study and track market dynamics to determine impact on cost, quality, and risk.
  • Manage key supplier relationships and optimize supply base.
  • Negotiate contracts and collaborate with Legal to establish optimal terms and conditions, pricing, and key performance indicators.
  • Monitor and report category-specific savings and performance metrics.
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual supplier reviews.
  • Align with stakeholders to create and implement multi-year category strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field such as: supply chain, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, science, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of sourcing or procurement experience
  • Demonstrated success executing procurement strategies in relevant categories (Examples may include maintenance and operating supplies, IT products and services, professional services, safety supplies, temporary labor, subcontracting services, equipment rental, etc.).
  • Proven success and experience in at least one of the aforementioned categories.


  • Track record of building relationships with stakeholders across a large, matrix organization.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong and positive interpersonal skills with a customer-service mentality.
  • Able to identify and manage projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive results.
  • Demonstrated proficiency influencing people, problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, specifically using Excel/PowerPoint (or Google suite equivalent).
  • Knowledge and experience using ERP P2P Systems such as Oracle, SAP, J. D. Edwards, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of e-sourcing tools (e.g.: Ariba or similar) and techniques such as online RFx’s and online reverse auctions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regular office work.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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