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Senior Strategic Procurement Manager

Company name
Confidential

Experience
10 yrs required

Location
Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Procurement, Manager, Contract Management

Posted on
Jun 10, 2021

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Responsible for managing commodities/categories worldwide, including goods and services that support the company and its customers. Includes setting category strategies; supply base development to meet the company and customer requirements; and supplier contracting and negotiations; supplier qualification; and establishing quality processes / resolving quality issues.

Emphasis is on strategy, supplier development, negotiations, business relationships, quality, cost, assurance of supply, and predictability. Develops the company procurement strategies, policies, and tactics required to achieve objectives. The primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals. Adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and subcontracts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Leads a complex supply chain category; including data and industry analysis; reports results to business executives.
  • Leads a complex, international, cross-functional team.
  • Meets with Stakeholder business executives to discuss the impact of supply chain strategy development on overall business and to develop forward-thinking supply chain strategies; influences the industry or marketplace for complex categories; engages with market leaders.
  • Develops and utilizes supply chain, business, and financial modeling tools.
  • Leads complex Supplier Selection Activities.
  • Drives supply base optimization for complex categories.
  • Negotiates and completes contracts with highly complex and critical suppliers.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the most complex, long-term suppliers.
  • Partners with suppliers in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
  • Develops strategies for risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operations improvement.
  • Innovates complex business models, drives associated strategies, and influences the marketplace.
  • Identifies complex or emerging contract risk areas.
  • Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using custom solutions.
  • Advises executive-level business leaders on all contract risk areas.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First-level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 10+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of global procurement processes, industry, and highly complex suppliers.
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills.
  • Drives development and efficiency of procurement tools and applications.
  • Advanced communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
  • Strong Program Management Skills, incorporating multiple projects
  • Advanced team leadership and influencing skills.
  • Mastery in English and local language.
  • Ability to independently draft legal contractual documents.
  • Applies cause and effect thinking to identify complex or emerging contract risk areas.
  • Capable of independently drafting custom contract solutions to obtain acceptable outcomes.
  • Subject matter expertise on known and emerging contracting principles.
  • Ability to close complex deals in a timely fashion.
  • Advanced ability to develop suppliers strategically.
  • Excellent understanding of the company.

HPE is an equal opportunity employer/Female/Minority/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Status

Company info

Confidential

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