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Sourcing Manager

Date:  Apr 23, 2021

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sales, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit

Position Summary

The Sourcing Manager supports the Strategic Sourcing function in managing the daily demands of the Business within their respective categories, which includes selection and management of suppliers as assigned. The role requires an understanding of the broad categories with a focus on Professional Services and HR category management,  along with an executive presence to handle negotiations and supplier communications.  The ability to work with all levels of people within CDK, as well as supplier organizations, is important.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Serves as the procurement contact for suppliers within their respective categories.
  • Analyzes historic category spend and demand drivers.
  • Aligns spending forecasts with business objectives and procurement practices.
  • Creates collaborative partnerships with business stakeholders to plan and execute procurement activities.
  • Conducts Sourcing and contracting for category and individual requirements
  • Manages and assists Business partners in the selection of suppliers through the RFx process.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to minimize cost and spend; ensures that supplier contract rates are actually what is paid and are at or below market values.
  • Audits supplier spend against forecasts, procurement governance, policy and business needs.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of a service-based/SLA-based supplier  delivery model
  • Structures SLAs for supplier agreements in concert with business stakeholders and procurement policy.
  • Represents the organization on projects and may perform in project leadership role.
  • Works under limited supervision and exercises sound judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions when accomplishing objectives.
  • Applies a broad range of theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to developmental assignments involving complex features.


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 3 -5 years of procurement experience with emphasis on the Professional Services, and HR category management,
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills with issue mitigation mentality
  • Ability to manage supplier relationships
  • Emphasis on achieving lowest total cost and cost reduction
  • Established track record of developing and managing supplier relationships
  • Experience with an understanding of a service-based/SLA-based supplier delivery model
  • Solid knowledge of procurement systems/processes/tools
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Knowledge of project management principles and techniques
  • Sense of urgency
  • Understanding and previous awareness of automated spend and contracts management tools



CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.


At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Supply, Procurement, Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Sales, Operations, Technology

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