Strategic Sourcing Coordinator
Smart&Final Corporate

Commerce, California

Strategic Sourcing Coordinator

Store Support Center

We are searching for an experienced Strategic Sourcing Coordinator for our Store Support Center, located at 600 Citadel Drive, Commerce, CA 90040.

TheStrategic Sourcing Coordinator supports Smart & Final's Strategic SourcingProgram, which leverages both the company's and 3rd Party e-Sourcing technologyto continuously improve procurement processes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works directly for the Director of Strategic Sourcing with dotted line reporting to Private Label Product Managers.
  • Facilitates multiple eRFX events and auctions for Private Label categories (resale goods) and Indirect (not-for-resale) categories. This includes eRFX event and auction documentation, set up, communication, strategy, and post-event summary and analysis.
  • Fully understands the e-sourcing solution tool, and the ability to make deployment recommendations.  Trains eRFX event observers and suppliers on the use of the tool.
  • Monitors Direct eRFX annual schedule for Private Label events to ensure product managers meet deadlines for deliverables.
  • Updates Direct eRFX schedule ongoing based on the introduction of new Private Label itemization.
  • Tracks direct cost changes for Private Label Categories submitted through the eRFP process.
  • Screens and addresses supplier questions submitted to the eRFX tool and Strategic Sourcing email.
  • Maintains historical data repository for past eRFP events.
  • Coordinates eRFP from draft to completion.
  • Verifies product specifications for Private Label items are on file for use in eRFP events.
  • Conducts supplier searches to increase participation in Private Label eRFP events.

B.A./B.S. or the equivalent combination ofeducation/experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or office support role. Strong interpersonaland PC skills.

To perform this job successfully, an individualmust be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirementslisted below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities, develop and implement strategies.
  • Maintains flexibility in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining an enthusiastic sense of mission.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-focused, and team-oriented environment
  • Must have reliable personal transportation for supplier visits, store visits, meetings, and off-site inspections of procured investments.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret contracts,general business emails, and communications, professional journals, technicalprocedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and businesscorrespondence and communicate effectively both written and orally.

Advanced personal computer skills including the MS Office programs; Word,Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the ability to apply skills and tools toessential duties and responsibilities is required. 


Ability to interpret and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts,interest, commissions, rebates, percentages, etc.  Ability to compose spreadsheets and buildspreadsheet formulas that validate numeric input.

Ability to problemsolve and arrive at conclusions where only limited information or dataexists. 


The physical demands described here arerepresentative of those that must be met by an associate to successfullyperform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.

While performing the duties of this job, theassociate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Theassociate frequently is required to sit and talk or hear. The associate isoccasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb orbalance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The associate must occasionally lift and/ormove up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includeclose vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics describedhere are representative of those an associate encounter's while performing theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Thenoise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Smart & Final provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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