North America / United States / IL / Chicago

Finance & Corporate Development

#: 100121-en_US / 100121



Senior Procurement Manager- Indirect (Open to Remote) – 100121

Finance and Corporate Development – USA Chicago, Illinois 


Nielsen is embarking on a transformational journey to modernize and streamline its end-to-end procurement processes.  We need a skilled project manager to help our teams navigate these changes.  We are looking for an experienced project manager with a foundation in procurement or finance-related fields who can work across multiple teams and own the project tracking, execution, and monitoring KPIs.



  • Manage and strategically source a portfolio of products and services with an emphasis in a given category/sub-category.  The manager will use tools, processes, and strategies to drive and achieve business results.
  • Competitively source assigned category spend (i.e. Travel, Professional Services, Consulting, BPO) through engagement of strategic suppliers and application of industry knowledge.
  • Manage the contract portfolio for select categories,  including contracting, compliance, and value / spend analysis.
  • Closely partner with various internal cross functional teams to ensure a close partnership with internal clients in delivering a consistent customer experience utilizing key sourcing, contracting and compliance processes. 
  • Execute end-to-end large scale sourcing initiatives directly and in partnership with internal customers.
  • Responsible for identifying cost savings opportunities and the implementation of programs to actualize these savings.
  • Direct internal and external processes to ensure an integrated sourcing system that meets customer requirements, minimize total cost of ownership, maximize  effectiveness including conforming to established quality standards that are responsive to the needs of the business.
  • Develops business relationships with suppliers to preserve the company’s good business reputation while still obtaining competitive prices.
  • Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achined, while ensuring quality and good customer service.
  • Develop and implement agreed procurement strategies for category

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or a related field is required.
  • CPM or CPSM certification is preferred
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in strategic sourcing and vendor management (Travel, Professional Services, Consulting, BPO preferred). 
  • Experience working with large scale cross functional teams
  • Experience managing vendors; offshore vendor management experience preferred
  • Experience in creating and executing category strategies including cost reduction initiatives, vendor consolidation, and value creation initiatives. 
  • Experience with the negotiation and creation of SOWs, Purchase Agreements
  • Experience working with a large scale Purchase to Pay and eSourcing software tools.  
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience with supplier relationship management



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Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Chicago,Illinois 

Secondary Location(s):  New York, New York, Olsdmar, Florida, Remote

Travel:  No