Procurement Operations Manager

  • Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving common and complex business/technical issues within established policies. Manages non-exempt/exempt individual contributors and/or supervisors. Has accountability for results of a major program in terms of cost, direction and people management. Provides guidance on process improvements and recommends changes in alignment with business tactics and strategy for area of responsibility. Plans, manages and monitors operational/tactical activities of Staff. Staff members'work may involve strategic issues. Recruits and supports development of direct staff members. Typically reports to MG2 or Director.

    Additional guidance/criteria:
    • Manages and controls activities within a single country or a sub-region which is part of a larger geographical Region.
    • Manages at least 4 employees and typically between 8 and 15 direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers.
    • Responsibilities:
    • Accountable for the development of programs, methods and/or process solutions, ensuring that performance meets category and business requirements and delivers continuous improvements.
    • Manages a team of exempt individual contributors with strategic implications across an organization.
    • 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 processes.
    • Ensures the delivery of products and services that meet the performance metrics defined by senior management.
    • Consults with business leaders to guide and influence strategic decision-making within a limited scope.
    • Proactively identifies opportunities for process improvement, policy development and risk mitigation, and engages in the design.
    • Plans, directs and monitors operational/tactical activities of Staff, which may involve strategic issues.
    • Education and Experience Required:
    • First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
    • Typically 8+ years of experience in a supply chain function (or related fields).
    • Typically 0-2 years of people management experience.
    • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Excellent knowledge of procurement and supply chain business requirements and strategies.
    • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; mastery in English and local language.
    • Ability to make reasonable decisions regarding marketplace and industry standards and compliance; utilizes the expertise of others as necessary.
    • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytics and data modelling skills.
    • Excellent project management and project sponsorship skills.
    • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across multiple locations.
    • Influencing and negotiation skills with multiple parties.
    • Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
    • Good understanding of HP's policies and processes.
    • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills.

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