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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85027

Company: Centuri Group, Inc.


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Our Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting and advancing organizational objectives with a key focus on leading sourcing events for Indirect goods and services, contracting, and vendor optimization related projects and initiatives. You will actively foster and maintain strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders and external vendor partners with the goal of maximizing total value to Centuri and its subsidiaries. 


  • Competitive Benefit Package including Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Vacation/Sick Time and Paid Holidays 
  • Potential Bonus Opportunities 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Weekly Payroll


  • Source, bid, negotiate, and contract for Indirect goods and services based on company objectives 
  • Build and lead RFP/RFQ events using sourcing software while utilizing established best practices and strategies  
  • Mine spend data and generate reports from which sourcing opportunities will be determined  
  • Identifies and drives saving opportunities and consumption reduction through negotiations 
  • Conducts as needed eAuctions for goods and services, ensuring best value offering to business 
  • Revisits agreed terms with existing suppliers to improve productivity and working capital 
  • Supports implementation of automation opportunities 
  • Analyze supplier proposals and bids in the RFP/RFQ evaluation and selection process 
  • Provide contract management expertise to address informational needs relevant to utilities 
  • Develop and maintain industry knowledge and awareness to be current on best practices, new suppliers, and market trends  
  • Work closely with internal business units to expand knowledge and effectiveness for strategic sourcing related processes  
  • Maintain and track various supplier pricing, contracts and agreements 
  • Establish, develop, and maintain business relationships with diverse suppliers 
  • Perform other duties as requested by leadership 

Education, Skills, Experience Needed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred 
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in sourcing or supply chain management required  
  • Experience utilizing Procure-to-Pay Sourcing and Contracts software a plus (SAP Ariba/Coupa) 
  • Coupa and SAP ERP experience preferred  
  • Knowledge and understanding of key procurement/sourcing functions and vendor management strategies  
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel, and in the use of software tools for data management & analysis 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills  
  • Strong interpersonal skills to negotiate key business strategies or significant agreements favorable to the enterprise 
  • Ability to work effectively with team or company staff  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Highly organized & detail oriented with the ability to multitask, never losing sight of end goals/objectives 

Working Environment

  • Work is performed in a typical indoor office environment
  • Occasional travel may be required 
  • Flexibility to work various schedules and stay late when necessary with little or no notice
  • Must be able to read documents, use a computer, communicate verbally and in writing
  • Mobility required within an office, warehouse and construction site environments
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds


  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • With the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve in mind, all candidates who receive an offer of employment will be required to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment; your responses will help us determine an employment start date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix