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Location: Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA

Reports to: VP--Supply Chain and Operational Effectiveness

Direct Reports: 1; expected to increase to 3 to 6 as capability develops

Relocation Assistance: Yes

Position Summary
The Director, Indirect Procurement has overall responsibility for driving sourcing and supply chain strategies for Services, Indirect Materials, and Capital Equipment. Specific categories include forklifts, tractor trailers, tank farms, engineering services, etc. This person will develop, coordinate, and implement procurement programs that leverage buying power for global spend categories. Focus will be on driving annual TCO and productivity improvements that support business units and functions.

Responsibilities
  • Implement and manage a best-in-class strategic procurement capability
  • Provide in-depth data analysis to support strategy development and fact-based decisions
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and responsible parties in business units to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans for identified categories
  • Drive total visibility of all purchases on a global basis through cross-functional involvement, providing sourcing expertise/support to achieve maximum savings and value from suppliers
  • Effectively utilize eProcurement tools and techniques that result in delivered value
  • Drive standardization and simplification initiatives to support cost savings
  • Implement supplier management programs with key suppliers including performance goals, metrics, and improvement initiatives
Requirements

Experience/Skills
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in purchasing or strategic sourcing with experience in indirect material, capital equipment, and services sourcing preferred
  • Experience implementing sourcing methodologies for category management
  • SAP or other major ERP or sourcing service (e.g., Ariba) Indirect Spend Application experience required
  • Proven experience in developing a best-in-class indirect spend management program
  • Strong negotiation skills to achieve best TCO
  • Demonstrated leadership talent with ability to motivate all levels of stakeholders by virtue of keen business acumen, excellent judgment, professional competence, credibility, flexibility, and personal integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to inspire trust and confidence
  • Proven success in managing, organizing, and/or completing multiple tasks and priorities
  • History of managing and being managed to targeted results
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint required; MS Access and statistical software experience preferred
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Engineering or related field
  • MBA or related degree preferred
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification required
  • CPM or other recognized purchasing credentials required

About Client of OnDemand Resources:

OnDemand Resources, a three time Inc. 500/5000 company, helps talented procurement, supply chain management and operations candidates connect with top tier client companies to deliver critical initiatives on a project, interim and full-time basis. Working with OnDemand is a win-win proposition. Through its strong functional focus, OnDemand provides candidates with the opportunity to pursue their career goals with best-in-class companies while simultaneously providing clients with a single source solution to their needs for exceptional professionals.

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