Manager Strategic Procurement
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Indirect Procurement Group is looking for a Strategic Procurement Manager to manage a team for our Global Marketing Organization. Located in New York City, you will manage 10-12 procurement specialists dealing with ad agencies all around the globe. These will be virtual roles that will be located in Malaysia, Australia, Europe and the US. The Strategic Procurement Manager:
- Is accountable for results of a large multi-category department, supply chain, or complex product lines, ensuring that performance meets overall business needs,
including strategy, cost / cost savings, direction and people management.
- Ensures performance meets overall business needs at a global and regional level.
- Manages a team of senior-level exempt individual contributors and Managers that typically support a complex global organization or business unit.
- Responsible for hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; ensures that the proper tools are in place to support the team and the processes.
- Plans, directs and monitors high end operational/tactical activities of Staff with primary focus on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both.
- Meets with senior Stakeholder business executives to discuss impact of supply chain strategic development and development of forward thinking supply chain strategies.
- Partners with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
- Creates new operational efficiencies and cost savings within the supply chain on a broad scale using process improvement and policy development. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall strategies and long term goals of the organization.
- Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established framework.
- Oversees the development and delivery of complex initiatives that can impact the supply chain globally, typically requiring the leadership of cross-functional
and/or cross-regional teams. Manages the demand and supply matching activities from a strategic level, ensuring that businesses are achieving the key business metrics.
- Ability to influence a particular business across regions.
- Typically leads large and complex business process initiatives.
- Typically manages senior-level exempt individual contributors and first-level managers.
- Collaborates with contributors globally and across functions to deliver supply chain solutions.
Education and Experience Required
- Must have Ad Agency experience
- First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
- Typically 10 years of experience in a supply chain or related function.
- Typically 2-4 years of people management experience.
Knowledge and Skills Required
- Advanced understanding of supply chain and procurement processes and strategy.
- Excellent understanding of market place and industry supply base and standards. Advanced ability to partner with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
- Excellent leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams.
- Advanced analytical and data modelling skills.
- Advanced project and program management skills.
- Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across geographies and regions.
- Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and local language.
- Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
- Excellent understanding of the company’s policies and processes.
- Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
- Advanced consulting, influencing, and negotiation skills. Ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.
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