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Kemper Corporation Senior Sourcing Analyst in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago IL, Jacksonville FL


Kemper is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper’s products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.

Kemper is seeking a Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst to make an impact at our growing public company. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in analytical support of IT strategic sourcing projects and IT supplier spend analysis in our corporate Procurement department.


  • Provides analytical support for strategic sourcing projects

  • Project management

  • Performs comparative analysis of multiple supplier proposals/bids and performs optimization analysis as needed

  • Conduct analysis of financials

  • Develops Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models

  • Assist in development of negotiation tools and strategies

  • Prepare and present analysis

  • Participates in strategic sourcing team meetings and supplier negotiations as needed

  • Draft, negotiate and finalize contracts and terms and conditions

  • Evaluate risk of application contracting queue and reference/work with applicable internal Kemper parties to mitigate contractual risks

  • Develops and reports savings methodologies and calculations

  • Develops and documents methodologies and collects data, analyzes and reports on Procurement and supplier performance metrics, including spend, savings and contract compliance

  • Develops and documents cost models and tracks market indices for key products and services procured

  • Prepares and presents various analyses; manages data analysis and performs detailed supplier analysis, including transaction analysis, risk analysis, product cost analysis, etc.

  • Designs, conducts and synthesizes industry and market research to assist in the development of sourcing strategies

  • Standardizes existing strategic sourcing tools and processes of data collection, analyses, warehousing, data management, etc. to increase efficiency; adopts and integrates new tools into the strategic sourcing methodology

  • Advises Procurement and internal customers on cost effective alternatives

  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job

  • Assists Procurement leadership with PowerPoint presentations and other duties as required.


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Science or Management or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of related experience as an analyst directly supporting multiple strategic sourcing projects

  • 3+ years of vendor contracting – including a full understanding of general and standard contract terms and conditions

  • Analytical support of category management

  • Contract Lifecycle Management software experience

  • Contracting experience for indirect corporate procurement areas, include IT (Services, Hardware, Software)

  • Strategic Sourcing methodology and analytical support experience

  • IT strategic sourcing and contracting experience (preferred)

  • Contracting management system (preferred)

  • Familiarity in E-Sourcing and E-Sourcing tools

  • Cost modeling and data warehouse experience

  • Strong project management skills

  • ERP systems experience

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously


Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.

Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.