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Title:  Head Sourcing Corporate Services - Manager


Jersey City, US

Date:  May 26, 2023

About Chain IQ


Chain IQ is an Independent Global Indirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide.

Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. 


We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ’s approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.



Join our Team

It is an exciting time at Chain IQ and our team in Jersey City are looking for a Head – Senior Manager in Sourcing Corporate Services.

Chain IQ generate value far beyond cost reduction. We transform our client’s indirect procurement towards a world-class, resilient, ethical and digitalized end-to-end function. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development.

Our ambition is to strengthen the existing highly experienced team to provide the best in industry support to our growing client base.


Role Purpose

The primary purpose is to deliver value-add sourcing services to clients in a structured, professional and consistent manner.



We are currently seeking a Manager to join the Sourcing Corporate Services. The Manager needs to be a dynamic, highly client-focused individual with proven experience within Sourcing Corporate Services.


The individual will have experience in working with the main suppliers in globally of Sourcing Corporate Services.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Directly manage staff of ~ five staff who conduct Corporate Services sourcing engagements of varying spend, risk, and complexity levels, managing engagements in one or more of the following categories:  Facilities, Real Estate, MRO, Construction, Marketing, and/or Travel
  • Communicate regularly with key business stakeholders to understand strategic direction, business requirements, objectives, and priorities across assigned categories;
  • Oversee and manage business requirements of each deal, and shape deals and contracts to meet those requirements;
  • Assess savings opportunities on all engagements, and work with clients to achieve optimal cost reductions/savings as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain key Supplier relationships in the above-named categories and stay current on their products, services, and competitors;  
  • Manage competitive bids and RFXs for sourcing engagements using automated tools, and lead the evaluation and selection process across a cross-functional team of stakeholders;  
  • Draft contracts based on clients’ standard templates, and customize deal-specific commercial terms/conditions as needed;
  • Follow required processes and procedures related to supplier engagement, contract negotiation and contract execution to ensure compliance with clients’ legal, regulatory, business, and regional policies.
  • Provide detailed project status (and associated Savings) reporting on all active and completed Sourcing deals, using required Chain IQ and client tools/platforms;  
  • Partner with global Chain IQ colleagues to ensure cross-functional coordination of engagements, supplier management, process implementation, and best practices.
  • Provide mentorship for junior team members



  • Bachelors Degree required. (Supply Chain concentration and/or MBA would be a plus).
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in Corporate Service procurement roles in one or more of the following categories:  Real Estate, Facilities, MRO, Marketing, and/or Travel
  • Demonstrated sourcing and negotiation experience with major Corporate Services Suppliers;
  • Ability to perform and manage contract drafting and negotiations with limited additional legal support;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying savings and cost reduction opportunities in contract negotiations and developing and leading negotiating strategies to achieve those savings.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to effectively communicate with and influence senior clients/stakeholders;
  • Ability to quickly understand and apply new concepts (i.e., supplier pricing models; contracting options and alternatives; sourcing tools and platforms; sourcing process, policies, and procedures);  
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize a wide array of initiatives to tight deadlines
  • Experience in working with market leading sourcing tools/systems would be a plus.
  • Client/stakeholder focus within the corporate environment with the gravitas to influence senior stakeholders
  • Professional team player, motivated and highly flexible


We are Great Place to Work-Certified™ 20221 – 2022

We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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