New Graduate-IT Strategic Procurement Manager

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads a complex individual supply chain sub-category; including data and industry analysis; reports results to senior managers.
  • May lead an international, cross-functional team.
  • Meets with Stakeholder senior managers to understand business priorities and translate them into supply chain strategies; influence the industry and marketplace within moderately complex marketplace categories.
  • Develops and utilizes supply chain, business, and financial modeling tools.
  • Leads Supplier Selection Activities.
  • Drives supply base optimization.
  • Negotiates and completes contracts with complex suppliers.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of large, moderately complex suppliers.
  • Partners with suppliers in minor strategic development.
  • Provides input on risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management and operation strategies.
  • Assesses current and evolving business models in the marketplace.
  • Identifies challenging contract risk areas.
  • Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using known solutions.
  • Advises senior level business leaders on contract risk areas.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 6-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of global procurement processes, industry, and complex suppliers.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills.
  • Strong knowledge, use and influence of procurement tools and applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Excellent team leadership and influencing skills.
  • Mastery in English and local language.
  • Ability to create a contract from standard HP or customized contract templates with limited supervision.
  • Applies cause and effect thinking to identify challenging contact risk areas.
  • Capable of drafting contract solutions in known contract risk areas to obtain acceptable outcomes with limited supervision.
  • Strong understanding of contracting principles.
  • Ability to close complex deals in a timely fashion.
  • Strong ability to develop suppliers strategically.
  • Strong understanding of HP.

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