Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  29924
Experience Level: Manager 
Other Location(s): N/A   

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.


Capital Group’s Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) is a newly formed group of 40+ dedicated sourcing and procurement leaders that drive strategic business initiatives.  We are on an exciting multi-year transformational journey to continuously improve capabilities, processes and technologies for our group.


As a Strategic Sourcing Manager based in Irvine, you will play a critical role leading a team focused on building category management capabilities across the enterprise. You will be responsible for leading cross functional teams that include SS&P, Global Finance, and business unites thru our category management process designed to develop multi-year strategic plans that deliver measurable business results within targeted areas of third party spend. A key responsibility of this role is to introduce and expand leading practices to improve expense management capabilities across Capital Group. Additionally, as a member of the SS&P management team, you will have broad responsibilities for setting goals and objectives for the department as well as long-term, strategic planning and direct involvement in the performance management process for associates.


•Provide overall program leadership, establish plans, and steer execution in implementing category management as part of a broader expense management strategy
•Partner with SS&P teams to engage Senior Business leaders to develop strategic plans to expand category management capabilities and steer execution/delivery
•Work closely with all functional business areas to conduct category assessments of third party expense areas leveraging a programmatic approach with processes, tools, and methodologies designed to establish multi-year strategic plans
•Provide support to strategic sourcing analysts by working closely throughout the category management lifecycle to expand knowledge, capabilities, and support delivery of business objectives
•Evolve and continuously improve category management assessment processes, tools and methodologies


•5+ years of strategic sourcing, operations, and our consulting experience in financial services is a plus
•Experience in organizational transformation, capability building, and managing project teams in a matrixed environment
•Demonstrates ability to influence senior business leaders on strategic business matters
•Demonstrates broad business acumen, intellectual curiosity, analytical, and problem solving skills in areas of high complexity, ambiguity and diversity
•Demonstrates ability to lead and manage complex projects of significant scope across the organization
•Demonstrates ability to collaborate and develop/maintain working relationships inside and outside the organization to enable effective completion of business objectives
•A degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration or Professional Sourcing Certification strongly desired



Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 
We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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