Director - Global Indirect Procurement
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The Horizontal Categories function within Global Indirect Procurement manages the spend categories leveraged across the HP enterprise, such as contingent labor, outsourced services, sales generation, contact centers and professional services. In this capacity, the Director is responsible for the operational success, strategic alignment and integration of activities with the team and HP's business units and functions.
The Director is expected to influence strategy and set policy and direction, and owns a significant number of measurable functional, operational and strategic goals or priorities. The position must also assume responsibility for the successful implementation of business plans and contribute to the overall strategic objectives of the Global Indirect Procurement function through strong business acumen. Category Directors must act as a key advisor to executive management in influencing the strategic direction of the business.
- Develops and leads planning, design, implementation, communication and delivery of the company's procurement strategies across multiple business group and regions.
- Manages spend categories leveraged across the HP enterprise in excess of $2B annualized spend.
- Actively partners with and influences internal and external stakeholders and/or suppliers at the executive level on a regular basis.
- Drives multi-year strategies and initiatives at the global level by exercising governance oversight in one or more areas.
- Reviews and approves procurement contracts with HP suppliers up to $50M USD forecasted spend.
- Leads a team of Senior Individual Contributors by setting overall program initiatives, allocating financial and human capital for programs and projects, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of programs.
- Responsible for performance management, talent management and succession planning, ensuring that the appropriate tools and processes are in place to support the team.
- Responsible for significant dotted-line employee reporting relationships.
- Applies broad and deep subject matter expertise to solve a variety of highly complex business issues.
- Leads or advises on organization design.
Education and Experience Required
- First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
- Typically 12+ years of experience in Indirect Procurement or related function.
- Experienced in managing large teams and/or organizations.
- Significant Indirect Procurement background preferred, with experience in multiple spend categories.
Knowledge and Skills
- Superior understanding of procurement processes (sourcing, contracting, negotiations) and strategy.
- Advanced understanding of market place and industry supply base and standards.
- Advanced ability to build forward-thinking partnerships with suppliers.
- Advanced leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams.
- Advanced program management and prioritization skills.
- 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.
- Advanced financial skills.
- Excellent understanding of HP's policies and processes.
- Ability to manage complex processes concurrently.
- Advanced consulting, influencing and negotiation skills; ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.
- Manages organization-wide plans that impact multiple business units and functions globally.
- Regularly interacts with HP and External executives.
- Works across multiple businesses or regions to meet business needs in a cost-effective and expedient manner.
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