Employer: TN Department of General Services
The Sourcing Analyst supports, consults on,
executes, and administers procurements, using all available methods to include
Request for Proposal or Qualification, Invitation to Bid, Multi-step Bidding,
Competitive and Non-Competitive Negotiation and Informal Bid, on behalf of
state agencies.The Sourcing Analyst
must be able to solve complex problems associated with procurement processes, diverse
or conflicting agency requirements, data analysis, and cost benchmarks. Responsibilities of the Sourcing Analyst
during the procurement process include, but are not limited to, the following:
identifying agency needs, developing and implementing the sourcing strategy,
drafting solicitations, executing procurements, managing and leading the state
evaluation process and conducting negotiations. In addition, the Sourcing Analyst will serve
as the point person for each executed and administered procurement and will
utilize problem solving skills to ensure the contract satisfies the needs of
internal and external stakeholders. The Sourcing Analyst will also represent
the state central procurement office and speak in public settings to various
groups which include, but are not limited to, state agency personnel or relevant
industry trade groupsExamples of Duties & Responsibilities:
Possesses and demonstrates strong knowledge of
policies, procedures and execution strategy for multiple solicitation methods
including Request for Proposal and Qualification, Invitation to Bid, Multi-step
Bidding, Competitive Negotiation and Informal Bid.
Builds and manages business relationships with
agency procurement staff, central procurement teams and key vendors to
facilitate effective sourcing outcomes.
Provides strategic advice and consultation to
agency procurement and program staff to determine the proper methods of
procurement as well as strategy development and execution of procurement
Develops solicitation specifications based on
internal and external sources of information.
Solves problems associated with procurement
activities, including data analysis and negotiations.
Leads and develops strategy for proposal
clarifications, price negotiations and contract finalization and supports other
procurement staff with similar activities.
Manages and leads the evaluation team and
process to award recommendation.
Analyzes proposal pricing against historical
costs, other state contracts, and industry-recognized indexes.
Calculates and reports on estimated savings
associated with contract proposals.
Gathers and analyzes contract expenditure data.
Researches procurement-specific markets and
industry developments for incorporation into procurement solicitation specifications
to maximize cost savings and quality of procured goods and services.
Regularly represents the Central Procurement Office while
speaking at public events with internal and external stakeholders.
on the Fly
Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree from an
accredited college or university or 4 years of professional business
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of
Proficiency with Microsoft
Office, especially Excel
communication skills, verbal