Position Summary: The VP, Procurement is accountablefor ensuring that all business operations \u2013 field and corporate \u2013 are suppliedwith indirect goods and services that meet business requirements at the lowestpossible cost. This position will require extensive networking within theStaples organization to ensure that sourcing and procurement opportunities arefully exploited to continue to restructure Staple\u2019s cost base. Inaddition, this position requires a strong combination of interpersonal, management,technical and organizational awareness skills to influence associates andStaple\u2019s leadership of the strategic value of direct and indirect commoditysourcing and procurement. The VP, Procurement will beresponsible for ensuring that procurement strategies are developed, documented,and implemented to coordinate procurement activities company-wide to maximizescale efficiencies and deliver industry-leading effectiveness. The VP,Procurement will be responsible for helping end users define their requirements,as well as identifying and contracting with suppliers deploying a formalstrategic sourcing process. The VP, Procurement will also be responsiblefor ensuring that the procurement team meets cost reduction targets andleverages the capabilities of the supply market to help clients gain andsustain a competitive advantage. The VP, Procurement will develop andoversee a support organization including a team of Strategic Sourcing Directors,Managers and a Center of Excellence whose role will be to createprograms, policies, and procedures required for successful execution andimplementation of procurement strategies across all indirect spendcategories. The VP, Procurement will also be responsible for developingand implementing, in coordination with IT, systems to streamline transactionsprocesses/costs while providing spend transparency to enable the sourcing andspend management processes. Primary Responsibilities:
Manage all non-merchandising related external spend on indirect goods and services, including capital equipment, totaling over several billion dollars annually.
Ensure procurement strategy aligns with company strategy.
Collaborate with the leadership team on strategic projects to attain financial goals through creative and forward-thinking management.
Stay abreast of relevant economic, industry, supply market, and business conditions to update strategy and assure supply.
Understand and maintain awareness of best practices.
Develop an annual strategic sourcing / supplier / spend category management plan.
Implement a centralized Source-to-Pay system to ensure compliance, control and flexibility to pay early/late based on terms.
Drive sourcing & procurement best practices across company.
Leverage offshore labor for centralized Procurement-to-Pay operations within our shared service model.
Manage the strategic sourcing process and provide an environment that enables the success of individual teams (stakeholder management, review and pressure test savings hypotheses, etc.).
Direct, review, and approve all major sourcing decisions.
Negotiate strategic long-term contracts and service-level agreements.
Track all savings clearly and consistently.
Provide strategic procurement guidance and develop programs, policies and procedures to produce efficiencies and reduce expenses through strategic sourcing.
Ensure compliance to formal sourcing/procurement policies and preferred supplier agreements.
Lead, develop and motivate procurement staff.
12-15 years procurement and contracting experience, including 3-5 years of senior level responsibility
CPCM (Certified Professional Contracts Manager) certification
5-10 years industry experience
Required Bachelor\u2019s degree, MBA, or MS preferred
Minimum of 7 years management experience
Exceptional hands on functional expertise
Broad sourcing and purchasing knowledge in the omni channel space.
Proven analytical ability
Solid understanding of impact on business decisions
Proven leadership and problem solving skills
Solid record of delivering results
Strong technology background
Substantial change management experience
Demonstrated ability to boldly present strategic plans and gain support from company Executives.
Strong ability to collaborate, influence, and stand up to business leaders in order to move plans forward.
Proven success in cost savings for organizations in order to fund growth initiatives.
Strong understanding of company strategy, senior management, & what motivates them.
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, orany other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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