Strategic Sourcing Manager – Corporate Services

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.

**Job Description**

We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.

This job contributes to Nordstrom success by effectively developing and leading sourcing strategies, effectively managing suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the Corporate Services spend category, which can include Account Payable/Finance, Risk, Treasury and the Nordstrom Credit Group. Consistently delivers measurable and strategic goals to enable a competitive advantage to bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership. Manages spend of up to $100 Million plus depending upon market complexity. This is an individual contributor role.

**A day in the life…**

+ Manage the contract life cycle of complex categories as assigned.

+ Develop effective multi-year negotiation strategies to enable success.

+ Leads highly complex cross functional teams and collaborates effectively internally and with suppliers.

+ Employ strong knowledge of key industry players, competitors and market dynamics.

+ Draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, such as Master Service Agreements, Master Professional Services Agreement, etc.

+ Develop new effective business and professional relationships with strategic suppliers and industry players

+ Professionally manage and measure suppliers for continuous performance and improvement.

+ Employ advanced program and project management tools, solutions and techniques.

+ Effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.

+ Independently solve problems and make decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes.

+ Provide day to day oversight and drive for strong business results.

+ Effectively collaborate with Strategic Sourcing peers and leadership.

**You own this if you have…**

+ 6+ years of experience in category management, strategic sourcing, or procurement with an emphasis on supporting professional services, and in-depth knowledge and experience in managing the procurement of indirect spend categories.

+ Strong knowledge of market analysis, sourcing category strategy, supplier relationship management, ‘should-cost’ models, and multi-year negotiation strategies, supplier continuous improvement programs and Lean Initiatives

+ Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices

+ Knowledge of business ethics and Ethical Sourcing Requirements

+ Ability to influence at an Executive Level both internally and externally. Ability to lead and influence peer groups both internally and externally

+ Clear and effective written and verbal communication

+ Strong experience with MS Office Suite, Oracle, BI Apps, charting programs and others

+ Ability to structure RFPs, evaluate proposals against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for vendor selection.

+ Vendor risk management experience.

+ Knowledge of contracting trends, traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models; expert negotiation tactics and strategies; proven track record of negotiations that result in cost savings and risk avoidance.

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

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We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.


We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.


We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.


We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.


We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.


We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

Come on! Join us!