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Sourcing Specialist III (Procurement)

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Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

The Sourcing Specialist III supports the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage assigned portfolios and associated activities. This position is responsible for maximizing supplier performance and supporting the company's business plan for products and services. This position’s contributions are typically assignment-related and uses well-defined practices and procedures to accomplish basic assignments.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Responsible for implementing sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage assigned portfolios and associated activities.
  • Analyzes and calculates costs of procurement and suggests methods to decrease expenditures.
  • Implements plans to ensure sourcing events meet specified cost, quality, and delivery times.
  • Collaborate with business leaders and legal on Statements of Work (SOW) for 3rd party labor.
  • Handles requests for information, quotations, proposals, and bidding processes.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers.
  • Continually identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies.
  • Exercises the highest ethical standards of integrity and professionalism in the procurement process.
  • Exercises sound judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions when accomplishing objectives.
  • Applies basic theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to developmental assignments.
  • Implement Supplier Management strategy set forth by Director for strategic suppliers.


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 or more years’ experience in Sourcing
  • Analytical skills to problem solve effectively
  • Ability to establish goals and alternatives
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Great written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Problem solving ability to seek a variety of solutions
  • Able to act decisively
  • Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills to maintains good working relationships
  • Initiative/self-starter
  • Ability to balance competing priorities


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: Procurement, Outside Sales, Supply, Advertising, Buyer, Operations, Sales, Marketing

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