Senior Sourcing Specialist

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Facilities / Purchasing / Property


The candidate for this role will primarily be managing the Human Resources category of spend. They will, on a project by project basis, be required to address other categories dependent on aptitude and capabilities.

Sourcing Management (Responsibility):

  • Strategic Management of Category related spends (primarily Human Resources) by analyzing the spend, business needs, market and leveraging for the benefit of the internal partners and the bank.
  • Manage various deals from a sourcing perspective.
  • Employ the sourcing process – collect and assess requirements from business partners, evaluate the market (possibly by an RFx process), negotiate business and legal terms favorable to SG, execute agreement etc…
  • Analyze SG Suppliers (Know Your Suppliers - KYS)
  • Support and deliver on Sourcing Group Savings Objectives and other general goals and objectives of the Sourcing Organization.
  • Enforce sourcing policy and procedure. 

Profile Required


  • Must be aware of specific industry, legal and regulatory obligations as it relates to contractual provisions (i.e. new obligations surrounding data privacy, confidentiality, Third Party Risk Management etc…)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including presentation skills).
  • Influential with regards to Internal Stakeholders and External Suppliers
  • Must be a self-starter and able to operate independently in an aggressive environment.
  • Capable of analyzing the commodity of spend for savings opportunities and/or service improvement, develop actionable plans, solicit necessary stakeholder support, execute the plan through sourcing/negotiation.

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency with basic Office Applications, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc…
  • Experience with Procurement/Sourcing related applications

Prior Work Experience

  • Minimum of (5) years’ experience as a complete sourcing professional with category management experience
  • Experience sourcing other product/services other than Human Resource related (i.e. Consulting Services, IT products/services(software/hardware), market data, broker dealer, exchanges, legal, office products, OSPs, Real-Estate, etc….)


  • Business degree or other related experience


  • English
  • Bi-lingual in French, a plus

Business Insight

Societe Generale Americas’ Sourcing Department supports the overall goals of the Société Générale Global Sourcing Department in Paris. Our goal is the contole and reduction of SG’s cost structure and mitigation of commercial and legal contractual risks within the United States. 

This role for a Senior Sourcing Specialist is responsible for evaluating business requirements, leveraging the market place for best available financial and service offerings, as well as negotiation and execution of contracts. 

The position requires a skilled, experienced sourcing professional with general knowledge of the Financial Industry, with an emphasis on Human Resource related purchases (Training, Benefits, Recruitment, Temporary Staffing, Payroll) and other related services. Sound knowledge of contractual provisions and structure will be required, along with excellent negotiation and contract drafting skills.  Additionally, the individual is required to have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 200003LK
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 07/02/2020
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Senior Sourcing Specialist

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Facilities / Purchasing / Property