Meijer Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Currently, Meijer is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist role is responsible to execute strategic sourcing initiatives in a specific category; Work with business stakeholders to ensure data accuracy and specification of materials and service being sourced/ procured; Provide customer relationship support and track vendor performance; and assess elements of the supply base and help define, execute, and support strategic sourcing and procurement decisions

Key Deliverables:

  • Work closely with Category Lead or Strategic Sourcing Manager to perform strategic sourcing activities.

  • Assist with the collection, analysis, benchmarking and reporting of category and spend data

  • Develop and issue RFI's, RFP's, and invitations to bid

  • Assist Category Lead with negotiations of contract pricing and terms

  • Collect and analyze data from disparate sources

  • Build and maintain category spend and pricing databases

  • Review contracts, pricing, purchase orders, and service levels

  • Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership analytical activities

  • Monitor and report savings to Category Lead

  • Interview stakeholders and buyers / owners of services

  • Interview key users to develop service specification levels

  • Participate in cross-functional teams that will assess the opportunities and

  • supply markets in order to develop, implement and institutionalize various sourcing strategies

  • Maintain and help build supplier relationships

This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Business or Supply Chain required, or equivalent job experience

  • 2-4 years of Experience in sourcing, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis and purchasing

  • Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Strong experience with use of analytical methods and tools

  • Ability to function in ambiguous and/or time-sensitive situations

  • Strong listening and interpersonal skills

  • Self-directed, requiring limited guidance and / or structure

  • Good communication and team skills

  • Competent with off-the-shelf analytical tools and software (e.g., MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint)

  • Experience with SAP a plus

  • Aptitude for conducting wide-ranging research

  • Financial acumen preferred