Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  29669
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A  
Relocation offered: Yes
Travel required: None

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 Specialist in the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement group based in Irvine, you will be responsible for leading enterprise category management and strategic sourcing activities including but not limited to: conducting sourcing events, leading negotiations, contracting & contract management, and supplier management with a focus on business process outsourcing and third party labor including global offshoring.


•Establishes category management strategy for third party labor and business process outsourcing and develops relationships with senior leadership as a trusted advisor for Sourcing and Vendor Management
•Leads enterprise strategic sourcing activities/projects including identifying and coordinating sourcing project teams, conducting market analysis and applying broad industry knowledge to sourcing strategies and recommendations
•Negotiates and executes enterprise contractual agreements  for engagements that are high-dollar, high complexity, or high priority by leveraging multiple negotiation methodologies to achieve desired outcomes in a consistent methodical manner, partners closely with business and other subject matter advisors to ensure that the best interests of Capital Group are represented in negotiations
•Develops complex Statements of Work (SOW) or contracts for sourcing engagements or projects and maintains on-going vendor relationships and ensures vendor accountability


•7+ years of experience related to Sourcing & Procurement, Finance, and/or business administration & operations
•Financial services or asset management business operations experience desired
•Experience in negotiation, contracts and SOWs desired
•Demonstrates ability to influence senior business leaders on strategic business matters.
•Demonstrates 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

Job Segment: Strategy