Job ID R-468141 Date posted 05/15/2023

Director, Procurement Business Partner

Job Description Summary

Job Description

As the Director of Procurement, you will build credibility and collaborative business relationships at the leadership level ensuring governance across direct and indirect spends.

  • Partner with a wide range of procurement leaders and associates to bring together a comprehensive procurement perspective
  • Ensures business needs and key strategies are coordinated into leveraged category spend and that there is a clear value proposition to implement sourcing strategies
  • Responsible for speaking on behalf of the procurement function regarding all relevant categories and functional initiatives
  • Direct responsibility for customer relationship management at the Business or Functional Leadership Team level and where appropriate, R&D and New Product Development groups
  • Works in close alignment and collaboration with regional procurement leaders and category strategy leaders
  • May be a member of the Extended Procurement Leadership Team, and if so, contributes to overall functional strategy and procure to pay process improvements

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Works with other procurement associates to encourage consensus among various stakeholder groups and achieve objectives
  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implements changes necessary to close gaps, which may be related to supplier, processes or other commercial issues
  • Optimally uses all change tools to facilitate adoption of change
  • Contributes to overall functional strategy and procure to pay process improvements
  • Educates internal / external customers on various technical and procurement process issues

About you:

To be successful, you require

  • Proven knowledge of year-on-year direct and indirect spend, pricing and associated movement
  • Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management in either or both Manufacturing and Services environments
  • Broad business knowledge and acumen
  • Strategic sourcing or category management with a history of successful implementation
  • Supplier value management, supplier development and continuous improvement
  • Champion change and innovation
  • Balances critical thinking with tactical action to get results
  • Strategic agility, eye for business and managing complexity
  • Working and influencing within a highly matrixed organization
  • Develops partnerships; builds and maintains strong working relationships
  • A consistent track record of developing programs and collaborating with others to reach mutual outcomes
  • Adept at leading and working in diverse environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience directing a team of professionals

The applicant pool includes an identified internal candidate. All applications are welcomed.

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