IT Sourcing/Procurement Lead

Location: Toledo, Ohio – United States

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead and share your expertise in Sourcing for a global company? Owens Corning will have a role opening in September of 2016 as a Senior Corporate Services Sourcing Professional, you will provide leadership and expertise in procuring Corporate Services for our Corporate Services business partners, such as IT assets and services, HR, Marketing or other Business Services from external suppliers.

This position will lead large sourcing initiatives to successful completion to drive the continued success of , Owens Corning. You will ensure Owens Corning’s values and business policies are upheld, while demonstrating a commitment toward personal transformation, high performance, business acumen, market knowledge and Leadership. This role is a member of the Corporate Indirect Sourcing Team representing the larger Global Sourcing Organization and reports to the Leader of Corporate Services Sourcing.


  • Negotiation Strategy and Execution: (approx 40%)

Develop negotiation strategy that is aligned with the Corporate and Business strategies, aggressively and creatively negotiate, and align and drive all parties to closure while pursuing full value. Understand and draft legal and commercial contract terms and conditions. Evaluate commercial value of various commercial terms in negotiations. Expertly lead negotiations with external suppliers, while bringing industry leading sourcing practices to Owens Corning. Manage contract negotiations through 3rd party sourcing partners from time to time and benchmark for various sourcing negotiations; work with internal stakeholders to ensure all negotiations bring long term enterprise value without adding risk or jeopardizing our core values and supplier relationships

  • Strategy and Analytics: (approx 30%)

Develop sourcing strategies aligned with the functional strategies of the Global Sourcing organization and businesses we support to create value and mitigate risks; understand the industry and the evolving delivery models and determine ones that best drive results. Drive results and change through personal leadership and business acumen.

  • Develop and Maintain Strategic Business Relationships: (approx 15%)

Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders, key suppliers and third party sourcing partners to enable accelerated achievement of business outcomes. Understand the engagement with suppliers across regions and businesses and measure performance. Engage suppliers such that it is a winning relationship for both OC and the supplier in a way that upholds our core values and principles. Further enhance the Global Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Capability.

  • Continuous Improvement and Compliance: (approx 15%)

Be a catalyst in leading process change that accelerates business within the Global Sourcing Organization, provide a fully protected work product and eliminate risk to the organizational goals and objectives. Execute and minimize transactional work, consolidate spending and step out of the mold by developing new and innovative ideas to achieve organization outcomes while ensuring Owens Corning’s policies, processes and procedures are adhered to. Be able to develop capabilities specific for the advancement of sourcing such as enhancing the RFP process, servicing transactional requests, processing leasing etc.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required; MBA preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, at least 2 of which are leadership execution in large global sourcing initiatives and managing internal/external relationships and projects while delivering business results. Experience in sourcing for all or some Corporate Services larger areas such as Marketing, Finance, HR and IT is required.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and relationship skills are necessary to work with a diverse spectrum of suppliers across business segments and across the globe.
  • Successfully led negotiations for global, multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts in areas such as (Marketing, HR, IT- hardware, software, managed services, or Finance).
  • Demonstrates business and financial acumen and analytics, critical thinking and problem solving, and decision making through analytics and data.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization and with suppliers.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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