Is the second role of three Independent Contributor roles possesses deep category expertise, a demonstrated project management efficiency and effectiveness for complex regional to global projects exhibits leadership qualities and characteristics, and being an agent of change for the Procurement organization. More specifically, the Specialist Advisor applies their multilayered and deep category experience by working closely with the business stakeholders to identify, define and execute key projects that support defined business goals and objectives over a 12-36-month horizon. The Specialist Advisor will handle a limited number of complex regional to global projects, support the entire source to contract process, including facilitating supplier management reviews.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Inspire trust and confidence with executive leadership.
- Engage with management team and stakeholder team members to drive strategic initiatives effectively balancing the RFx process and the TCO evaluation of suppliers against the business stakeholder’s requirements and supplier preferences. Recognized as a company expert within his/her field.
- Ability to simultaneously manage 4-7 complex projects, leading all deliverables, analytics, negotiations and project management details. These projects will span from a regional to global scope and will support business functions goals and/or the company’s strategic priorities. Additionally, these projects will impact single to multiple functions and involve small to medium sized project teams representing one to multiple business areas
- Manage full sourcing process for complex projects– inclusive of supply market analysis, leverage spend, establishing business requirements, driving requirements, negotiating SOWs, contract terms, executing and monitoring complex contracts, conducting and monitoring supplier business reviews.
- Independently collaborate with key stakeholders to develop annual category management plan that incorporates the stakeholder’s strategy, goals, challenges, constraints and objectives with a 1 to 3- year time horizon – key outputs included but not limited to spend breakdown, strategic sourcing pipeline, process improvements, supplier rationalizations, targeted supplier business reviews, sourcing levers, etc.
- Ability to maintain accountability, delivering against timelines, building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor with business stakeholders, executive management and suppliers.
- Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing audits, and impact analysis for the pursuit of continuous cost improvements.
- Work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost improvement programs and resolve complex strategic supplier performance issues to ensure business satisfaction.
- Contribute to measuring success, including savings, innovation related to process improvements, improved delivery and simplified processes
- Maintain a high level of product and industry awareness to keep current on best practices, new suppliers, market trends, etc
Preferred Education: - Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus.
Preferred Work Experience (years): - 8+ year as a sourcing and procurement professional.
Key Skills and Competencies:
- Strategic Sourcing - Stakeholder Management
- Project Management - Spend Analytics
- Supplier Management
- Contract Compliance
- Strategic Collaboration Management
- Executive Presentation
- Project Management
- Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar pr