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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