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Schneider Electric

Procurement Director

Nashville, TN

This person is recognized as a leader in the Procurement community within Power Products, Power System Engineering, industrialization, and Business Teams, known for exceptional project management and transformation skills. An expert in the Fabricated components/Raw Materials market, Offer Creation Processes, and Brand Labeling, with a strong understanding of Contract Manufacturing and the Electronic Market.

What will you do?

  • Drive the delivery of a competitive advantage and best-in-class quality from suppliers in collaboration with the team.
  • Develop and communicate a clear procurement strategy aligned with Business Roadmap and Global Procurement strategy.
  • Define and execute a procurement business plan focused on customers and value creation through robust supplier choices and market knowledge.
  • Play a pivotal role in Offer Innovation processes by leveraging strong technology knowledge and fostering continuous learning.
  • Lead a team of Business Procurement leaders and assistants, emphasizing communication, empowerment, and teamwork with adjacent organizations.
  • Connect Business strategy and future needs with Supplier Market risk and opportunities, challenging and deploying category strategy and SOCs.
  • Actively participate in OTM, Innovation, and Investigation phases, driving choices on Core technologies, and ensuring project and supplier performance.
  • Advocate for technical productivity, resilience, and standardization, ensuring pipeline/idea generation and managing resource allocation escalation to the LoB.
  • Uphold performance criteria including Project Target Cost achievement, Project Time to market achievement, Innovation from suppliers, Employee's engagement, Multisourcing and standardization, and QVE & COS productivity.
  • This position has travel expectations up to 30% within North America.

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What qualifications will make you successful for this role?
  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Electronics Engineering, or a related field is required, Master's degree is a plus.
  • +10 years of experience leading Fabricated components/Raw Materials market, Offer Creation Processes, and Brand Labeling, strong understanding of Contract Manufacturing and the Electronic Market.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing distributed, global teams
  • Customer-oriented with the ability to challenge stakeholders.
  • Experienced in developing high-performance cultures and building strong teams.
  • Strong strategic vision and excellent negotiating skills.
  • Analytical background with a demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Superior communication skills with a keen ability to listen and understand diverse viewpoints.
  • Proven ability to lead complex, cross-business projects in a multi-dimensional organizational structure.
  • Proficiency in English; Spanish language skills are a plus.

We know skills and competencies show up in many ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.

What's in it for me?

Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, 401(k)+ match, and more.

Who will you report to? VP Procurement Business Power Home & Distribition.

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

Why us?

At Schneider Electric we're committed to creating a workplace that gives you not just a job but a meaningful purpose in joining our mission to bring energy and efficiency to enable life, progress and sustainability for all.

We believe in e mpowering our team members to reach their full potential, fostering a sense of ownership in their work.

We embrace inclusion as a fundamental value, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued. We value differences, and welcome people from all walks of life. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere.

If you want to be part of a company where your contributions truly matter, where you are empowered to make a difference and where inclusivity is valued, we would love to hear from you.

Discover your M eaningful, Inclusive and Empowered career at Schneider Electric.

34.2bn global revenue
+12% organic growth
135 000+ employees in 100+ countries
#1 on the Global 100 World's most sustainable corporations

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled

Schneider Electric aspires to be the most inclusive and caring company in the world, by providing equitable opportunities to everyone, everywhere, and ensuring all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best.

We mirror the diversity of the communities in which we operate and we 'embrace different' as one of our core values. We believe our differences make us stronger as a company and as individuals and we are committed to championing inclusivity in everything we do. This extends to our Candidates and is embedded in our Hiring Practices.

You can find out more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here and our DEI Policy here

Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color , gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Client-provided location(s): Nashville, TN, USA
Job ID: Schneider_Electric-70858
Employment Type: Full Time