Sourcing Generalist

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Facilities / Purchasing / Property

Sourcing Generalist

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



  • Support the sourcing category leads by applying the sourcing process to mid to low level projects/agreements.
  • Negotiate/Draft mid to low level agreements including, but not limited Master Agreement, Schedules, SOWs, Amendments, NDAs etc...
  • Reduce cost, increase quality, and improve service by reducing number of suppliers and consolidating purchasing power (supplier rationalization) and/or optimization of the services or service delivery.
  • Develop and administer supplier RFXs and analyze proposals.
  • Draft contractual terms with the assistance of the Legal department to ensure optimal contractual arrangements and best practices are achieved, which may include responsibility for management of document templates
  • Coordinate and participate in Global/Regional/Local contract negotiations which directly impact SG profit margins.
  • Completes, stores and shares administrative documents and logistical contract signature duties related to specific commodity group.
  • Ensuring sourcing policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure that objectives of key company stakeholders/customers are met.
  • Develop professional relationships with supplier and manage related activities (supplier management).
  • Develop professional relationships with business owners and internal clients, managing related activities (customer management) and participating in monthly and as requested strategy meetings with internal clients.
  • Independently gather and analyze market/financial data from internal and external sources in order to effectively manage assigned commodity area (Benchmarking).
  • Proactively seeks new/alternate sources of supply while establishing alliances and managing supplier relations.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Liaison with other groups while negotiating a contract (Legal, Third Party Risk, Compliance etc…)
  • Participate in group projects (i.e. contribute to the Souring Transformation, process improvement etc…)

Profile required


  • Must have strong general experience and knowledge of the sourcing process.
  • Proficiency in contract terms and condition negotiations and drafting.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic 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 be able to operate independently in an aggressive environment.
  • Excel at 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.
  • Must have the ability to work well within a team, with global involvement

Technical Skills

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

Work Experience

  •  Minimum of (5) years’ sourcing experience with relevant category knowledge
  • Strong overall sourcing acumen


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field of Study, or equivalent experience
  • Legal background or degree desired


  • Bi-Lingual (English & French) a plus

Business insight

Société Générale Americas Sourcing Department supports the overall goals of the Société Générale Global Sourcing Department in Paris of reducing and controlling SG’s cost structure and mitigating commercial and legal contractual risks within the United States.  This role is responsible for evaluating business requirement, leveraging the market place for best available financial and service offerings, negotiate and execute contracts. 


The Sourcing Generalist will be responsible for sourcing mid to low level business requirements across multiple categories of spend (HR, Real Estate, IT HW/SW, Services, Consulting etc….). The position requires a skilled, experienced sourcing professional with general knowledge of Industry and related practices, with excellent negotiation and contract drafting skills. A qualified candidate will possess a strong sourcing acumen and be capable of generally applying sourcing strategy and techniques across a variety of spend. Additionally, the individual is required to have experience collecting business requirements, testing the market, negotiating/drafting commercial and to some extent legal terms of an agreement and must 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.

Reference: 210000FI
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/02/16