Full Job Description
With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.
What You’ll Do
Set Discover Financial Services' global strategy assigned category areas.
Define and implement global sourcing strategies that consolidate and optimize both the supplier base and services, while securing the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and access to the highest levels of service and quality.
Conduct spend analysis and applicable support of business case development.
Work closely with senior stakeholders and various functions for category projects involving the selection, negotiation, and acquisition of goods and services.
Foster a collaborative work environment and support the professional development of those on the team.
How You’ll Do It
Manages the strategic sourcing team tasked with achieving sourcing and category savings targets, policy compliance and vendor lifecycle initiative, developing a collaborative and high performing team through a rigorous focus on staffing and developing top talent.
Develop sourcing roadmap for designated category to reduce total cost of ownership by leveraging effective negotiation and sourcing strategies.
Bring strong subject matter expertise on category, including knowledge of cost drivers, supplier strengths and weaknesses, should cost models, sales compensation models, and market trends.
Develop, foster, and maintain strategic partnerships business partners in the organization as well as with key category suppliers.
Ensures the activities of the team are in compliance with department and company policies and procedures, and applicable local, state, and federal laws.
Identify and foster leadership behavior in team members though setting an example, mentoring, delegating and directing others. Ensure timely and consistent feedback to team members to reinforce behaviors that drive results and collaboration with business customers and redirect non performing behaviors. Address performance issues promptly to mitigate adverse impact to business customers, department results and reputation across the Company.
Qualifications You’ll Need
Bachelor’s degree in business, arts, or related field
6+ years of experience with strategic sourcing, leading a team and stakeholder management
Bonus Points If You Have
2+ years of experience with business process improvement methodology (TQM; Six Sigma; Lean; etc.)
Project Management or Lean Six Sigma certification
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Annual Flu Shots
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Service Anniversary Awards
Annual health Evaluation and Health Coaching
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Onsite Health Services Center with Nurse Practitioner
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs