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Sr Contract & Sourcing Analyst, Supply Chain

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00932557

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Job Title:    Sr Contract and Sourcing Analyst, Supply Chain 

Job Code:  107907  


Job Summary 

The Sr. Contract and Sourcing Analyst reports into the Supply Chain organization and is responsible for managing external expenditures across all categories as assigned. This role will be responsible for contract negotiation and proactively making recommendations on category strategies, and potential suppliers.   


Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • As assigned, lead RFx process for medium to large size initiatives, which includes but is not limited to sourcing event creation, supplier communication, document creation and distribution, decision/evaluation criteria, response analysis, negotiation analysis, and supplier selection 

  • Manage contract lifecycle in partnership with Category Leads to develop a plan and execute Master Agreement Renewals  

  • Manage expiring contracts and supplier agreements including contract renewals, negotiation of terms, issue identification, tracking and resolution  

  • Negotiate material and services contracts with increased complexity, including prices, delivery timelines, and shipping methods 

  • Manage price updates and data integrity for contract rate sheets 

  • Partner with Category Leads and the business to develop and execute Request for Proposals (RFPs) and evaluate competitive bids 

  • Identify, recommend, and implement process improvements for procurement lifecycle  

  • Build partnerships with business stakeholders through effective communication and execution. 

  • Engage internal stakeholders to gather the required information about documentation of procurement activities below current threshold for active category management rigor 

  • Execute on policies and procedures to mitigate risks including but not limited to cyber on contracts/activities  

  • Research and identify suppliers that fit sourcing requirements and solicit bids 

  • Provide insights on the benefits and drawbacks of different supplier options 

  • Works independently with limited supervision​ 


Required Qualifications for Position 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or three to five years experience in supply chain, procurement and/or sourcing 

  • Strong financial and business acumen 

  • Ability to analyze information and provide insight and recommendations 

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently 

  • Ability to internalize new information and become a SME (subject matter expert) 

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 

  • Ability to effectively prioritize while frequently multi-tasking  


Preferred Qualifications for Position 

  • College degree in Supply Chain or Procurement  

  • Contracting or Paralegal experience 

  • Utility Industry experience 



The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position. 

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$73,400.00 - $110,100.00

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