Incumbent is a member of the Strategic Sourcing Team but also works to support all aspects of the Procurement team. The Strategic Sourcing division manages all sourcing activity for the procurement division (RFPs, negotiated bids, etc.) and continues to implement the best practices. Specifically, the team is tasked with managing the full life cycle of a procurement. Specifically, this entails conducting a spend analysis, researching purchasing and contracting best practices across the country, developing all sourcing documents and negotiating on behalf of the State. Upon the completion of a fully sourced category (whether a commodity or service), the team will work with the Vendor Management/Supplier Performance Team for a smooth transition to contract finalization and management. The end product of the sourcing efforts (the established contract) may impact executive state agencies, bodies corporate and politic, elected officials, local units of government, K-12 public education and higher education institutions.