This role will be responsible to develop and execute sourcing and procurement strategies, cost optimization, and strategic supplier relationships management. Collaborate with internal and external partners to build and execute procurement strategies aligned to corporate objectives. You will establish, monitor and oversee performance metrics to identify and implement continual improvement opportunities. You will collaborate with partners to deliver strategic solutions and coordinate approach to cross-category vendors and key strategic suppliers. You will maintain close interaction with suppliers and internal business partners to ensure procurement needs are addressed while fostering a customer-centric approach to solving issues. Other responsibilities include ensuring department compliance to company policies, procedures and regulations. You will provide leadership for building and implementing procurement strategies, processes, and policy through active oversight of functional teams and projects, and mentor functional leaders through collaboration and the development of sustainable sourcing and procurement solutions. You will also be responsible for conveying corporate business initiatives, providing direction thereof, and drive a clear understanding of line of sight within your team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
To manage end-to-end supply chain operations including vendor management, strategic sourcing and category management. Drive, design and implementation of supply chain operational excellence and business process management
Act as lead for SCM by working within team and cross functional teams in projects for new tender bids, process improvement with focus on but not limited to, efficiency, costs and maintaining a long-term commitment by evaluating probable financial (e.g. contribute to gross margin growth, etc.) and operational impact.
Analyze current approaches to identify opportunities to improve speed and effectiveness of project. execution, materials, sourcing, workflows, and costs.
Deliver presentations and effectively articulate pros and cons, facts and figures, and broad business topics to various stakeholders including senior management team.
Assist with development of the plan, budget and trends of the supply chain in line with the strategy and controlling of budget on costs as a strategic partner
Monitoring of other SCM KPIs, generate monthly reports of activity in a timely manner, respecting the deadlines, ensure data quality, and communicate effectively.
Develop effective relationships with Executive management, Functional and Country Leadership, Site Management and report regularly to these key stakeholders on progress.
To drive a holistic, and continuous evaluation and re-evaluation of the sourcing activities in the organization to achieve lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) along with minimal supply chain risk
Analyze spend category, conduct market research and benchmark category trends, create and manage multi-year strategic sourcing strategies, and implement programs that provide a competitive advantage; identify synergies and develop strategies to capture cross-project opportunities
Manage complex request for proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotation (RFQs), Request for Information
(RFIs) and review tender / bids using lowest bid, lowest cost per quality point or best value analyses.
Creates contract, negotiates terms, and implements services.
Responsible for developing sourcing strategies for commercial procurement categories. Develop deep category, product and supplier knowledge to drive continuous improvement.
Create a Valuable Business Partnership
Provide regular high-quality category communications to relevant stakeholders to ensure the businesses have a thorough understanding of the value of procurement initiatives, industry best practices, trends and category knowledge, etc.
Responsible for establishing and managing service level agreements and performance metrics to ensure acceptable service levels are delivered across the BUs.
Operational Excellence (Team, Tools, Process etc)
Assist in leading the Strategic procurement team to actively and continuously foster a culture that places top priority on product / service quality, product / service safety, and supplier performance.
Challenge existing processes and constantly drive an innovative culture of continuous improvement within the supply chain management team
Undertake adequate analysis enable effective supplier negotiations which deliver a sound cost base
Support the development of AOP and forecasts with the business; proactively develop strategies to achieve Plan and forecasts
Supplier Strategy and Performance Management
To develop, maintain, and execute overall supplier and category strategies to continuously improve our capacity and capability to ensure achievements of overall business objectives
Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers to identify areas of improvement and to drive innovative solutions. Resolves vendor disputes. Manage supplier relationships and performance to ensure timely supply of high-quality products and services while maintaining focus on superior customer service
Lead all quality aspects of Supplier Performance Management and improvement activities including deployment of KPIs, identifying improvement opportunities and regular review of performance with suppliers
Cascade performance metrics, policies, and procedures across our supply base
Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors. Develops and implements strategies to optimize contract negotiations, contract renewals, invoicing and conducts visits to evaluate vendor performance.
Monitor supplier performance to program deliverables and quality. Conduct root-cause analysis and develop and implement countermeasures as needed, including ownership of our supplier Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPA) process.
Stay abreast of industry trends, developments of category management and strategic sourcing
Ensure compliance with customer requirements, regulatory agency, government regulations, contract specifications, and company policies/procedures.
Positively and successfully represent procurement to business leaders, fully understand business objectives and ultimately ensure Procurement's strategies and activities align to meet business needs
Develop influential and positive stakeholder relationships and effortlessly communicate procurement messages in a commercial tone at all management levels
Lead and/or facilitate cross-functional teams to continually assess business requirements and align supply base and resources to drive savings and sustainable value for the company year on year
Role model within both the organization and the wider market, creating a culture of honesty, integrity, respect and trust.
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