MRO Consultant

Location: Chicago, IL
Source One is seeking qualified individuals to fill a full time position as a MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) Sourcing Consultant within our firm based in Willow Grove, PA and Chicago, IL. The position would act as part of our supply chain consulting practice, in which we partner with our clients’ procurement and sourcing departments. The candidates for this position must have managerial experience and strategic sourcing expertise specifically related to MRO spend categories. The candidate for this position must also enjoy working in a fast-paced environment along with other bright and motivated individuals.

What will I do?
The qualified candidate will act as part of our consulting team and will provide consultative services including but not limited to driving market research, executing Request For Proposals (RFPs), performing contract reviews, managing data analysis, and overseeing report drafting for our customers. The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing end-to-end strategies within the MRO category to reduce cost of procured goods and services, streamlining and improving current processes while maintaining or improving all qualitative aspects of the supplier relationship. Key responsibilities include:
  • Functioning as a decision support consultant for our clients while managing MRO related projects to completion.
  • Designing and shaping MRO sourcing strategies with senior management
  • Leading teams of analyst to assist with sourcing strategy execution, ensuring that set objectives are achieved
    • Developing RFPs and executing a strategic sourcing strategy (go to bid, analyze responses, negotiate, etc.).
  • Conducting client and supplier interviews (electronically, over the phone, or face to face), documenting quantitative and qualitative customer requirements.
  • Interface and communicate with project team, management, and stakeholders, and provide support with respect to MRO Supplier Management/Procurement processes and policies.
  • Creating financial analysis in Excel to review prior costs and to help select the optimal solution of new vendor pricing in terms of total cost of ownership.
  • Identifying areas for MRO cost reduction or value improvement within the supply chain
  • Evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, and distinguishing user requests from underlying true needs.
  • Assisting in the reading, negotiation and modification of large enterprise contracts.
  • Conducting research activities to produce detailed reports related to competitive markets, sourcing strategies, cost savings opportunities and benchmarking.
  • Monitoring MRO industry trends and trade publications.
  • Anticipating problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions; selects and implements most appropriate solution.
What do we do?
Source One is a consulting firm that provides services to help companies save money in their supply chain through a process called Strategic Sourcing. In simplest terms, we help large organizations save money on the products and services they purchase to run their businesses. We are a 24-year old company, privately held, that is positioned as a leader in a growing industry.
Who should apply?
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience in consulting, supply chain and/or strategic sourcing are strongly preferred, and a minimum of 2 years’ project management experience is a must.
  • Strong MS Office expertise, including demonstrated knowledge of formula writing in Excel.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:  
  • Solid working experience with suppliers, including evaluation of pricing, quality, and delivery.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer.
  • The ability to read and understand contracts and pricing proposals.
  • Market Intelligence -- gather and use market intelligence to drive negotiations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills -- must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Self-starter, with demonstrated ability to translate direction, feedback, and strategy into actionable results.
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and executing multiple projects simultaneously.  
How to Apply:
If interested, please apply on our web portal: Make sure to include your salary requirements. Please do not contact the hiring manager directly.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including 401K with company contribution; and disability, life, and medical insurance. Plus, you will be working in a fast-paced, yet upbeat and fun energetic work environment with a flexible vacation policy. Please visit us on the web at to learn more.
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