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DST Systems Strategic Sourcing Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

At DST, we're working hard to help clients in some of the world's most complex industries discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for business. We're also working hard to help over 16,000 global employees discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for themselves and our company. We attract, build, energize, and reward our people by building and deploying strategic programs designed to support a high performance culture that enables DST to best execute its business strategy.

Role Overview

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst (SSA) will be responsible for all aspects of supplier contract management in the information technology category. Strategic Sourcing Analysts have procurement experience and possess knowledge in procurement and strategic sourcing activities. They demonstrate potential in growing and increasing their proficiency. They work independently but receive guidance on work assignments and may work on and/or lead assignments or projects.


  • Serves as a liaison between Procurement and a variety of business units

  • Work with internal customers to turn business requirements into contractual supplier relationships

  • Conducts industry research on best in class suppliers for their sourcing responsibility

  • Meets regularly with internal clients to understand their future purchasing plans and needs

  • Participates in forecasting activities and generate reports and updates

  • Negotiates and redlines supplier contract for price, terms, conditions, etc. (within established limits of authority)

  • Places purchase orders with suppliers and ensures the timely delivery of those goods and services

  • Communicates procurement activities and results throughout the process to business owners

  • Maintains specific supplier relationships and ensuring contract performance

  • Maintains a system of records relative to contracts, purchase orders and approvals

  • Manages a list of contract renewal to ensure timely execution



  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work-related experience, or 4 years equivalent work-related experience

  • Experience in managing technical contracts, including negotiation, redlining, and evaluating terms and conditions

  • 3 to 5 years of procurement experience

  • Procurement, supply chain, or negotiation experience


  • Procurement experience in information technology related fields a plus

  • Procurement related certifications (i.e. ISM CPSM, APICS, CSCP, etc), or pursuit is highly desired


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.