Full Job Description
The Procurement Manager will be responsible for assisting with a variety of strategic activities. The Manager will execute sourcing strategies and create sourcing plans for assigned Indirect/Non-Merch categories of spend. The Manager will own mid-complexity and leverage categories or sub-categories and work with Sr. Manager and Director to build and execute against an annual category strategy. The Manager will conduct market research and vet new and potential suppliers as well as manage contractual relationships with existing suppliers and ensure timely business review and compliance with KPIs and contract terms. The Manager will execute strategic sourcing events based on category sourcing cadence and business needs as appropriate. The Manager will develop strong partnerships with Finance and other stakeholders as necessary.
Support the implementation of best practice procurement vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures.
Manager will focus on the following areas: Contract negotiations and contract management, savings identification, issue management, cross-functional stakeholder management, and supplier development.
Negotiate contracts with assigned mid-complex and leverage suppliers to secure advantageous terms while working closely with legal department; negotiate with suppliers to improve pricing, product quality, and delivery
Sourcing and engaging suppliers with focus on total cost management to generate cost savings based off annual category strategies.
Partner with suppliers, internal stakeholders, and Legal to execute agreements (i.e. MSAs, SOWs, Amendments, etc.)
Fully manages assigned category, program or project activity that is aligned with savings goals and category strategies
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Assist with creation and execution of multi-year strategic sourcing pipeline with Director, Sr. Manager and business stakeholders
Work Experience and education requirements:
5+ years of procurement experience in addition to demonstration of the following skills: experience in negotiations, contract development and management, supplier relationship management, e-procurement, building and executing eRFx events
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a category-related field
Experience owning select procurement categories and leading sourcing initiatives or projects
Experience with e-Procurement and Contract Lifecycle tools
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Capable of building strong relationship with stakeholders and suppliers
Contract management experience and familiarity with basic contract structures, key metrics and performance indicators, terms and conditions, etc.
Ability to interpret metrics such as TCO, NPV and ROI
Outstanding Analytical skills and organizational skills
Proficient verbal and written communication skills with strong influencing skills – able to influence key partners, present to functional leads, and communicate appropriately with suppliers
Able to be self-directed and multi-task; prioritizes demands with manager support as needed
High energy and works well in teams
Previous experience Oracle, SAP, DocuSign, a plus
Advanced degrees and certifications including MBA, JD, Associate Purchasing Professional, Certified Purchasing Manager, and Project Management certifications a plus