|Reference # :||20-06029||Title :||Regional Procurement Manager|
|Location :||Chicago, IL|
|Experience Level :||Start Date / End Date :||06/22/2020 / 12/22/2020|
|• This is a "Strategic” position that requires someone who has experience with setting strategy and executing complex Sourcing Processes, Negotiations and Contracting…It is not primarily "Administrative” or "Tactical” in nature. If an individual's job experience is as a "Buyer” or "Analyst”, they most likely have not done the type of work this person will need to be able to do.|
• The category to be supported is Logistics…Specifically warehouse operations provided by Third Party Logistics Service Providers and some transportation (these are the services being sourced). We do not have a lot of capacity and/or time to spend training an individual in these areas so we need to have someone with some depth of knowledge in this space.
Accountable for the Regional Procurement management of the Logistics and Supply Chain category for North America with a primary focus on warehousing services. Responsible for all aspects of the regional spend for the category including leading and executing all competitive events and leading the regional execution of all Global Strategies for the category.
Leads the process of regional supply market understanding, regional search, selection and contract strategy alignment for the category. Develop a deep level of understanding of the regional supply base, and develop and lead the regional strategy, regional execution to drive cost, innovation, risk management and other value-added elements of supplier relationships.
Manages and develops strategic regional supplier alliances with a select group of suppliers to assure a preferred status in the presentation of new technologies and opportunities, while creating an advantaged cost position for the region. This position is accountable for creating a strategic advantage for this critically important regional spend.
Works in partnership with the regional Supply Chain organization to ensure contingency plans exist, an understanding of alternate supply sources is developed, and a balanced risk approach to business awards is achieved to maintain a healthy level of mutual importance with the supplier, and minimize instances of sole sourcing or where the company represents more than 50% of suppliers revenue
Is the point of accountability with senior Procurement, Logistics and Finance stakeholders for the regional strategy execution and results delivery for the Logistics and Supply Chain spend in the region.
Assist with development and implementation of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Procurement strategies and lead cross functional regional teams to unlock cost savings (and mitigate inflation) value, mitigate risk, and contribute to increased Delivered Profit and Operating Profit (DP and OP).
o Own and lead the regional execution of procurement strategies. Lead through a matrix structure the relevant regional organizations to ensure execution and flawless delivery of the strategies
o Demonstrate a high-level depth of understanding of the regional supply market for the spend and is the subject matter expert for cross functional stakeholders
o Own and maintain the detailed cost build up (own development of clean sheet and Total Cost of Ownership tools) and drivers for the regional spend to enable fact-based negotiations
o Leverage regional and global sources of supply to create credible competition, flexibility and best cost position
o Lead the negotiation strategy development and execution for the regional spend. Align with the global contract strategy for the spend
o Accountable for regional delivery of the spend category cost saving and progress against strategy
o Is the point of accountability with senior business and functional stakeholders for the execution of the regional strategy and results delivery for the regional spend
Required Skills and Education:
o Education: BS Degree in Science/Engineering/Supply Chain Management
o Seven plus years of business experience in Procurement or relevant business function with proven track record
o Regional experience and strong cross-cultural awareness and leadership capability
o Ability to interface with multiple levels of an organization internally and externally
o Strong analytical and organizational skills
o Ability to develop regional business cases and strategic business plans
o Independent, self-motivated and possess a positive attitude, operating well in a team environment that is focused on collaboration and accountability
o Excellent presentation and strong communications skills, both written and verbal
o Demonstrated skills (at regional level) including organizational communication and networking ability, strategic thinking, leadership, strong influencing skills, high level communication, negotiations, and problem solving
Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:
o Education: BS Science/Engineering/Supply Chain Management; MBA preferred
o 7 – 10 years of business experience in Procurement Portfolio/Category Management preferred
o Depth of procurement skills in key tools such as market analysis, negotiation, clean sheets and total cost of ownership
o 5 Plus years of relevant business experience in Logistics and Supply Chain
o Proven track record of cross functional collaboration in a matrix organization