Randstad Pty Limited
Purchasing Manager needed immediately to support a leave of absence for an Automotive Company.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the coordination and development of category plans, strategies, vision, process efficiency, strategic sourcing initiatives and tactics across a defined number of commodities. Overall spend responsibility will vary between $25M and $50M and savings targets will be set annually by the global procurement organization.
Additional duties will include the interaction with key business stakeholders to clearly understand the vision of the business and drive category specific strategies to support those business objectives. Will also be responsible to manage and coordinate the supplier relationship and performance evaluation process for the responsible categories.
Interacts with stakeholders to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in supplier quality, total cost effectiveness, enhanced service levels, risk management, sustainability, and innovation. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted. Develops short-term and long-term category specific strategies that align with the Company goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectation, while managing vendor relationships. Drive consolidation of spend and seek out synergies across Business Units where applicable, by forming and leading cross-functional strategic sourcing teams to develop and implement category/commodity strategies and to drive cost from individual spend sub-categories; consults with Sr. Management, and other subject matter experts to develop alternative solutions; advises on options, risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts. Executes category sourcing strategies including development and execution of RFI's and RFP's, documents bid events through correspondence to suppliers; develops selection criteria and drives the selection and approval process of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams; conducts supplier negotiations and ongoing supplier management. Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implementing appropriate supplier risk analysis.Manage contracts, contract negotiation, and contractual dispute resolutions. Pre-negotiate and incorporate terms, conditionsEffectively document, communicate, and gain buy-in for the strategies from local executive leadership, and global procurement organization. Prepare vendor recommendations for decision-making; including global procurement (PSC) and Executive Committee (ExCo) recommendations. Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; researches and provides information on industry category trends and best practices. Provide procurement input to maximize procurement leverage, optimize project design and minimize project durations and cost Ensure business process efficiency, and process improvement in line with Procurement strategy to empower the business as strategic partners. Supervise and validate purchase order creation in line with directives. Job Requirements:
Advanced (Master) Degree in Business Administration10 years Indirect Procurement related experiencePrevious category management experiences a plus.CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification a plusPurchasing system experience (SAP)Advanced knowledge of SAP, P2P Suites, and Microsoft Suite (especially Excel).
Randstad Pty Limited
Website : https://www.randstadusa.com/
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