Senior Manager - Travel Category Sourcing


Conshohocken, PA


Position summary

ndirect sourcing strategies for all business units globally as it relates to travel (includes travel agency, airlines, hotels and rental cars) maximizing the overall value to Cencora.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the global indirect sourcing strategies for the respective categories stated above in a self-directed and initiated manner.

  • Creates and drives collaboration with internal stakeholders at the various Cencora business units as well as external vendors to optimize value on indirect spend for travel.

  • Provides guidance and drives collaboration with the rest of the GISS staff

  • Bridges cultural differences and nuances in order to achieve the best value for all Cencora affiliates.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders across divisions and geographies in the identification and selection of travel suppliers to meet the needs identified across the company by competitive bidding, conducting value analysis, industry structure evaluations, and understanding total costs as well as advanced negotiations acumen.

  • Represents and positions Cencora favorably with suppliers and acts as an advocate for Cencora interests relative to suppliers' actions and policies.

  • Continuously re-evaluates categories strategies and management to ensure Cencora is obtaining the best price, product and services.

  • Supports efforts to build and maintain supplier partnerships and relationships, resolve issues, conflicts and cultural differences, and implement B2B solutions as needed.

  • Provides advisory services to other departments and divisions in the purchase of indirect goods where procurement does not own the category, such as contracting and negotiation strategies.

  • Manages strategic account relationships with senior management of travel supplier organizations.

  • Collaborates with internal departments such as Risk Management, Finance, Legal, Sales and Marketing, HR, etc. in order to ensure the best interests of Cencora are met.

  • Utilizes guidelines and tools for indirect strategic sourcing to procure indirect goods and services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

What your background should look like

Requires broad training in fields such as business administration, accountancy, sales, marketing, Human Resources, computer sciences or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year bachelor's degree program. Master is a plus. Normally requires a minimum of seven (7) years directly related and progressively responsible experience in category sourcing. International sourcing experience will be key to the success of this role.

  • Outstanding knowledge of product and global supplier base, product relationships and industry trends

  • Working knowledge of sales, strategic sourcing, supply chain management and/or inventory management principles and methodologies

  • Exceptional contract management and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects of various diverse scope in a cross-functional environment

  • Knowledge of cultural differences and business practices globally

  • Ability to deal with confrontational issues in a positive manner

  • Advanced negotiations acumen

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with internal stakeholders around the globe

  • Excellent negotiation skills and contract optimization skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding problem solving skills and ability to apply the appropriate tools and level of analysis to specific situations

  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

  • Ability to implement processes resulting in satisfactory audit practices

  • Strong computer skills in order to operate effectively with company systems and programs; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members' ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: AmerisourceBergen Sourcing LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

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