Manager Procurement Services Job Description Sample
Director, Procurement Shared Services
We are hiring for a Director Procurement, Shared Services to lead the GSUSA national procurement shared services effort and provide operational leadership on behalf of GSUSA intended to benefit the broader GSUSA community, the councils and the movement as a whole.
Reporting to the Vice President, Procurement and Properties, alongside the business units company-wide, as well as the extended Finance, Procurement, and Properties Leadership team, Council CEOs, CFOs, and COOs, and Merchandising leadership to establish a world class Procurement shared service functionality.
This effort will require extensive interaction with Girl Scouts Councils, GSUSA Communities, suppliers, and vendor partners.
A proactive partner with stakeholders across the organization using strong data driven methodologies and best-in-class procurement technologies to understand procurement needs, identify suppliers, evaluate and maintain supplier performance, identify opportunities for department efficiencies, and proactively develop customer-oriented cost-effective solutions is essential.
Subject Matter Expert in implementing a Shared Services Model.
A Procurement professional and a project manager that can lead by influence and scale a model through a federated organization.
Implement and Direct the Procurement Shared Service functionality for GSUSA. Establishing priority purchasing categories for shared service applicability.
Drive shared service vendor selection.
Manage shared service vendor relationships to ensure maximization of value.
Develop an operational plan to realize targeted Procurement cost savings aligned to goals.
Ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Recommend policy and procedural revisions and controls, as needed, such as purchasing directive, detailed purchase requisitions, blanket orders, and external contact requirements to ensure the productiveness of GSUSA Procurement Shared Services operations.
Advise GSUSA units and councils on diverse vendor selection, costing, and other related information to ensure that the best quality, price, and service is secured for purchases and that the purchases are made in the best interest of the organization.
Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of procurement shared services operations with specific expertise in federated models, shared service value realization, cost optimization, material savings, customer support, supplier evaluation, requirements definition, program management, governance and procurement efficiencies.
Establish value generation and achieve Procurement cost savings in line with established business targets. Meets Procurement Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Provide a key set of professional services to GSUSA communities and councils by coordinating and negotiating the shared service purchase of goods, supplies, and miscellaneous services to ensure the productiveness of GSUSA's operation.
Ensure the propriety of purchases through the introduction and use of effective controls and checks to formulate buying policies, plans, and procedures.
Work to minimize the effect of changing market conditions by anticipating the impact of change and proactively developing value centric alternatives.
Supervise the analysis of vendors to determine real market value and to form effective bargaining strategy.
Assure the motivation, development and engagement of staff members by providing developmental opportunities, delegating authority effectively, and providing appropriate guidance.
Maintain awareness of his/her freedom to act as circumscribed by organization policy, the section's objectives, and supervisory limitations imposed by the Controller, the VP of Procurement and Properties and the CFO to ensure the economic soundness of GSUSA's purchasing operation.
7-10 year(s) experience in Procurement, Vendor Management and Program Management, including implementing a Shared Services Model.
A Bachelor's Degree with progressive experience working in complex multi-national environments preferred. Business degree preferred with minimum 5 years' experience managing vendors and vendor relationships preferred. Procurement, Program Management or other related certifications preferred. Experience with Finance systems preferred. Familiarity with technology as a business enabler required.
Systems administration experience a plus. Experience supporting cross-functional or shared service teams a plus. Non-profit procurement experience a plus.
Superior analytical abilities with a strong understanding of systems, automation, and business analytical techniques
Excellent customer service/support skills with a track record of responsiveness
Expertise in Program Management with progressively complex assignments
Expertise in the senior level vendor negotiations, purchasing and contracts processes
Proven experience with RFP/RFI/RFQ preparation and response evaluation
Familiarity with contract data bases, automated purchasing systems functionality
Strong understanding of Procurement functionality including finance, cost savings, and ROI analysis
Proven experience working effectively in a multi-layer, cross-geographical, and/or federated business model
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven relationship building capabilities including the aptitude and flexibility to thrive in a dynamic environment
Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Proven experience establishing new business capabilities and driving effective change management
Anticipates needs and skilled at resolving issues in a timely manner
Ability to travel 25 -50% of the time
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Category Manager - Indirect Procurement
Executes and implements effective procurement strategies, from initial identification of procurement needs through delivery, for indirect goods and services. Develops short-term and long-term strategies that align with the Company goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectation, while managing vendor relationships and new product innovation.
Responsible for negotiating, coordinating, and assuring that assigned indirect spend categories and services are purchased at the lowest possible cost. Assesses near-term and long term plans to establish that supplier priorities are balanced with business needs; consults with Sr. Management, and other subject matter experts to develop alternative solutions; advises on options, risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts.
Provides oversight of work quality and constructive feedback to direct and indirect reports, where applicable.
- Direct and execute strategic sourcing strategies, best practices, and initiatives that support aggressive improvements in supplier quality, total cost effectiveness, enhanced service levels, improved coordination, delivery, pricing, lead-times, payment, risk compliance and other areas as identified.
- 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 of suppliers in collaboration with a cross-functional teams; conducts supplier negotiations and ongoing supplier management.
- 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.
- Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implementing appropriate supplier risk analysis. Directly negotiate with suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan and have a direct correlation with Walgreens operational needs and goals.
- Use current spend information/data and business knowledge to identify sourcing projects for individual subcategories, and developing an overall cost reduction plan. Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of business requirements and category ownership by creating and defending category strategies and decisions with sound analytics. Delegates analytic tasks to key support functions; and synthesizes results.
- Develops supplier score card to measure supplier performance against agreed upon key performance indicators; tracks compliance and supports formal management reporting to director and other members of senior management. Benchmark, track, and analyze annual performance metrics and sourcing trends against budget on a monthly basis to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives. Implement supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals, and improvement initiatives.
- Monitor supplier performance to ensure that delivery dates and technical and contractual requirements are met. Participate in strategic meetings with suppliers and business leaders to ensure execution of defined strategies. Manages day-to-day on-going category supplier relations and seeks out growth or revision opportunities within supply base. Acts as the internal point of contact for supplier management and complaint resolution; conducts regular supplier meetings and implements improvement strategies with suppliers. Creates, nurtures, and enhances supplier relationships.
- Aggressively manages category performance by adhering to internal Savings goals and reviewing financial models for commodity type items. Ensure spend portfolio for reoccurring managed spend is balanced through coordinated sourcing waves and leveraged with Capital project sourcing activities.
- 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. Champions weekly category review meetings with cross-functional teams to manage category performance.
- May cultivate team morale, motivation, and loyalty through continuous training and mentorship, setting attainable performance goals, proving clear communication and constructive feedback.
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience handling multi-million dollar categories
- Strategic sourcing
- MBA or other advanced degree or CPM certification.
- At least 3 years of experience in negotiating deals.
Procurement Project Manager
Procurement Project Manager in GAC Savannah
SAP experience preferred
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related curriculum or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Masters degree preferred. Six (6) years of purchasing or related technical experience.
Responsible for developing, planning and leading projects for current and/or new aircraft models including negotiations for contract awards and resolution of ongoing high dollar commercial issues. Additionally administers multiple subcontracts for strategic source components such as Joint Development Program agreements, agreements with suppliers who provide products for multiple Gulfstream aircraft models and/or those agreements which represent the highest dollar annual commitment contracts for Gulfstream.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions: 1. Facilitate all Supply Chain Management activity within assigned area of responsibility to create greatest possible strategic sourcing leverage and to provide highest possible level of support for Gulfstream internal customers. 2.
Request and reviews proposals, conducts bid evaluations, evaluates costs, negotiates prices, schedules and terms and conditions within management guidelines, prepares and administers purchase orders and/or long term agreements such as Master Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements and monitors each suppliers performance. 3. Responsible for preparing annual supplier performance master plan including objectives and priorities for material management, quality, reliability and product support as well as calendar and format for program reviews. 4. Manage supplier performance to master plan by identifying problems, both internally and at the supplier, determining source of the problem, taking corrective action, and planning and coordinating the involvement of Gulfstream Management, as appropriate. 5.
Serve as a principal point of contact with departments being supported for strategic commodities. 6. Within assigned commodity area, as well as in Supply Chain in general, lead appropriate team members to accomplish tasks. Mentors and develops problem solving and other daily activities. 7.
Interpret program and/or statement of work requirements; recommends and implements action with suppliers Purchasing/Materials Manager to ensure achievement of all requirements. 8. Coordinate negotiations with an emphasis on achieving cost reductions, maximizing savings, and securing pricing that is within the objectives set forth in an approved negotiation plan. 9. Ensure that all requirements are specified and properly reflected in purchasing documents. 10.
Coordinate administration of and response to all contractual documentation. 11. Conduct all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Additional Functions: 1. Plan, coordinates and reviews work of procurement personnel within commodity group or area, as assigned by department manager. 2.
Learn and apply Lean concepts within functional responsibilities. 3. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. A credit history check from a national credit bureau will be conducted for all candidates for this position including new hires and current employees seeking promotion or transfer. 2.
Requires a strong knowledge in purchasing methods and techniques. 3. Experience leading cross functional teams, displaying the ability to persuade, convince and influence others. 4. Experience in negotiating/managing high dollar, multi-year and/or complex procurements. 5. Flexibility and the proven ability to work autonomously including remotely, co-located and off-site are highly desired.
Requisition Number: 145023
Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%
Employment Type: Full-time
Posting End Date: 07/19/2019
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.
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Manager Procurement IT
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York's Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG's NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England's preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
Role SummaryUnder the supervision of the Procurement Director, IT this position will provide support along with the development and execution of procurement strategies across the IT organization for both Corporate and all MSG venues. The Manager is responsible to support the Director in partnering and collaborating strategic sourcing/procurement of all related IT spend across the enterprise. The key objectives of this position are to work with the Director to understand his/her stakeholder needs/cost drivers of the businesses, remove and/or reduce costs while ensuring required product/service quality and supplier performance metrics are maintained with a high degree of customer satisfaction. Focus areas of procurement for the Manager, which among other items, will include the following: • Hardware, Software, Services, Infrastructure, Storage/Networking equipment, telecommunication services, Outsourced technology services, etc. Specific Functions/Activities Summary
Develop and manage the execution of key procurement initiatives supporting IT including data gathering and analysis, business requirements development, supplier qualification, preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFP's), evaluation of responses, preparation of recommendations and contracting negotiation.
Collaborates with the business leaders to evaluate Technology investment plans and identify sourcing opportunities and strategies to drive the sourcing pipeline and deliver cost savings.
Utilize analytical experience to create and evaluate total cost of ownership models, assist clients in delivering measurable cost savings and/or quality improvement and contingency supply strategies.
Develop master agreements and/or purchasing agreements to optimize cost benefits in collaboration with clients and Legal department.
Monitor and manage supplier/service provider relationships to ensure established performance standards are met, resolve dispute situations as needed, and monitor client satisfaction with goods and/or services provided.
Partner with IT/Finance in the contract administration of all maintenance agreements, etc.
At least 3-5 years of experience in across all IT Categories
Experience negotiating highly complex technology agreements for hardware, software, services and enterprise solutions
Ability to translate goals into procurement opportunities as well as effectively communicate progress.
Must have technical depth in procurement best practices
Strong quantitative skills: Perform detailed comparative financial analysis and present summary findings to Executive Management in a logical, concise manner.
Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and good organizational and problem solving skills.
Excellent skills in MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
EducationCandidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role. EEO StatementAt MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.
Procurement Manager 1 Exempt
This vacancy is located at SCLHSA's Administration Office located in Houma, LA.
Open only to current, permanent SCLHSA employees.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in procurement or contract/grant management.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Certification by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Professional procurement or purchasing is experience that involves as the major duty the negotiation of price, quantity and quality with several vendors. It includes all functions that pertain to the acquisition, including description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration and is the combined functions of purchasing, inventory control, traffic and transportation, receiving, receiving inspection, store keeping, and salvage and disposal operations. Selecting items from a list or catalog whereby the price, quantity and quality have been previously negotiated is classified as ordering and is not considered purchasing.
Function of Work:
To manage statewide procurement functions for a state agency having the responsibility for the purchase of commodities exempt from the state purchasing office and regulations of the commissioner in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572 and Revised Statute RS48:131.
Assignment of the level of exemptions will be established in an Allocation Criteria Memo issued by the Louisiana Department of Civil Service.
To manage one or more special procurement related functions and programs which may include: property control, fleet management, or warehousing in addition to purchasing specialized commodities and service for a large department partially exempt from the state purchasing office in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572.
To serve as lead trainer, auditor, consultant and/or administrator to field offices, satellite facilities or programs in an exempt program.
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from Procurement Manager 2 (Exempt) or agency administrator if no higher procurement official exists within the Department.
Direct line over lower level Procurement Specialists in an exempt setting, warehouse personnel, fleet management personnel, property control personnel or other procurement related staff in an agency partially exempt from the state purchasing office in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572.
Functional supervision for program assignments relative to training, auditing, and consulting.
Regulatory supervision over District Offices, Section Officers and/or Field Offices relative to program(s)managed.
Location of Work:
Central purchasing office for a large department, agency, satellite facility or program which is responsible for the statewide procurement of commodities which are exempt from the state purchasing office in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572.
Differs from Procurement Manager 2 (Exempt) by the absence of responsibilities for direction and coordination of a variety and/or number of organizational units, including the administration of the statewide procurement program, warehousing program, inventory control program, surplus property control program, management or general office administrative functions and a range of complex projects and programs and the absence of responsibility for serving as the assistant to the Procurement Director 4 (Exempt).
Differs from Procurement Specialist 4 (Exempt) by the presence of supervisory responsibilities and/or managerial responsibility of handling special procurement functions in addition to the procurement of goods and services.
Differs from Procurement Manager 1 (Non-Exempt) by presence of partial exemption from the state purchasing office and regulations of the commissioner in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572 and Revised Statute RS48:131.
Examples of Work
Plans, organizes, directs and controls the work activities of a staff of Procurement Specialists (Exempt) engaged in the procurement of goods and services which are partially exempt from the state purchasing office in accordance with Revised Statute RS39:1572 and Revised Statute RS48:131.
Plans, organizes, directs and manages one or more procurement program(s) such as central warehousing, fleet management, surplus property control or property control.
Establishes priorities and work standards of managed program(s) in order to meet the Departments goals and objectives.
Ensures that laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to managed program(s) are adequately explained and interpreted by the Department.
Provides training to subordinate staff and field staff relative to managed program(s).
Confers, corresponds and conducts meetings with high level officials and managers within the Department and with public entities in accessing needs, solving routine and non-routine procurement related problems, disseminating information and explaining State Laws and Departmental policy and procedures.
May supervise a staff of Procurement Specialists (Exempt) which involves selecting, training, assigning and evaluating employees.
Performs final approval of bids processed at District Offices, Section Offices or Field Offices which exceeded their delegated authority.
Supervises the development, award and management of a number of complex statewide contracts for a variety of commodities ensuring compliance with laws, policies and procedures.
Resolves problems arising among vendors, public officials and agency personnel requiring assistance to ensure compliance with legal terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
Evaluates and recommends approval or disapproval of emergency, sole source and proprietary purchases and determines need for telephone or written bids.
May serve as primary liaison between Department offices concerning ISIS and other automated purchasing/financial systems regarding the processing of purchase requisitions and purchase orders which includes providing assistance and conducting statewide training in all related systems.
Represents the Department in the resolution of problems and controversies, determines recourse where possible and prepares correspondence to begin the resolution process and seeks review of legal counsel as required.
Performs professional level procurement tasks including the procurement of special commodity classes.
Provides general regulatory supervision over statewide Department offices by providing direction, training and guidance.
Serves as member of audit, training and/or inspection team as directed by a higher level Procurement Officer. Plans, organizes, conducts, researches, reviews, and analyzes operations and work procedures of District Offices, Section Offices and Field Offices to ensure compliance with State laws and approved Department policies and procedures and counsels Department personnel accordingly.
Reviews bid documents and analyzes findings to determine noncompliance relative to State Laws and Department policy and procedures.
Confers with and resolves problems that may arise among Department personnel and/or vendors to provide technical assistance to ensure compliance of all terms and conditions of the contract not resolved by lower level procurement specialists.
Examples of some of the procurement program(s) which may be managed by this position are listed below but are not limited to the following programs:
PROCUREMENT MANAGER--CENTRAL WAREHOUSING PROGRAM
Supervises a staff of warehouse personnel engaged in the receipt, storage and issue of materials and supplies for distribution statewide. Controls inventory levels, issues purchase requisitions and purchase orders to replenish revolving inventory. Inspects deliveries for quality control, determines if commodities received are in accordance with specifications, reviews department or agency needs and recommends specification changes to meet current needs of the agency, recommends specification changes, approves invoices for payment, and performs various other purchasing related tasks.
FLEET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM:
Supervises a staff of fleet management personnel responsible for acquiring numbered equipment including specification development, monitors equipment history for trends and industry changes and developments and revised specifications to meet the department or agency needs, issues purchase requisitions for new equipment, determines equipment ordering priority, reviews bids and recommends award to the Division of Administration concerning equipment purchased for the department or agency, responsible for equipment inspection for specification compliance and recommends acceptance or rejection of equipment based on finds, coordinates the disposal of surplus used numbered equipment for sale by the Division of Administration, Louisiana Property Assistance Agency. Performs various other purchasing related tasks.
PROCUREMENT MANAGER--SURPLUS PROPERTY CONTROL PROGRAM
Responsible for the statewide disposal of all unnumbered equipment for a large Department. Coordinates transfers between department and Louisiana Property Assistance and is responsible for proper documentation to remove equipment from the property control records of an agency.
Tracks reimbursement of all monetary transfers from the Division of Administration. With authorization from the Division of Administration may handle bid procedures to sell select surplus property through the sealed bid procedures. This program may or may not involve support personnel. Responsible for the purchase of specialized commodities for the department or agency and performs other purchasing related tasks.
Project Procurement Manager
Procurement Project Manager
Have you ever wanted to work for a world leader in their industry?
SBM Offshore is an integrated EPCI provider of floating production solutions for the deepwater oil and gas industry. SBM Offshore owns and operates the world's largest fleet of FPSOs which recently achieved more than 1 million barrels of oil per day throughput. SBM Off shore's global footprint includes worldwide Execution Centers.
We are proud of our technological innovation, and are a market leader in R&D and technology development. Some of SBM Off shore's products include CALM Buoy's, Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units, Semisubmersibles, Tension Leg Platforms and Turret Mooring Systems.
Careers at SBM Offshore offer our employees:
Unique opportunities to participate in the full life-cycle of projects and operations from engineering through construction and installation and throughout production operations
Experience with a leader in Deepwater floating production and mooring systems, in production operations and in terminals and services
Opportunities for roles in Execution Centers, in our construction yards and with our specialized offshore installation vessels
A company philosophy of exposing talented individuals to all parts of the business which provides opportunities to expand their personal tool kits
SBM Offshore is currently recruiting for a Procurement Project Manager.
The Project Procurement Manager (PPM) is responsible for all Supply Chain activities performed during the project and he/she ensures that services, equipment and materials free-issued to fabrication yards meet the project requirements in terms of safety, cost, schedule and quality. The PPM supervises the Supply Chain (SC) team assigned to the project. He/she reports progress of the SC activities to the Project Management Team, RC Supply Chain manager and if required, to the Client representative.
In order that effective procurement control is established from the beginning of the Execution Phase, you are to:
Develop the Project Procurement Strategy (PPS) during the Win Phase as part of a multidiscipline team together with Category Managers, RC SC Manager, Sourcing Manager, Vendor Manager, SBM Operations representative and cascade this to the project SC team.
Identify the list of strategic packages and assess levels of client's expectations in terms of budget, quality and schedule.
Define solutions to address identified client's requirements (e.g. POs ST&C set up, "back to back" solutions).
Define SBM Operations requirement to be considered in the SC strategy.
Define in coordination with the relevant Category/sourcing/vendor manager(s) the most appropriate strategy to be implemented for strategic packages/vendors (applicable Global Framework Agreements - GFAs, approved vendors list, etc…)
Assess SC project risk and identify associated mitigation actions
Define lead-time and values for strategic packages and associated contingency
Set up SC budget for strategic packages and set up manpower planning
Act as the main focal point with estimating department to consolidate project supply chain information for estimation purposes
Ensure that the PPS is integrated in the Project Business Strategy (PBS) and Project Execution Plan (PEP)
Develop Supply Chain Execution Plan (SCEP) when required
Undertake preparatory project execution activities (SC templates, pre-populating tools, contractual specificities etc.)
Be responsible for monitoring of project supply chain budget and for project supply chain reporting
The measure of your effectiveness in this will be: PPS is delivered on time and to the satisfaction of the PM, Supply Chain Manager and proposal lead.
In order that Supply Chain delivery meets project requirements, you are to:
Lead the project SC team and support them to deliver goods and services within project constraints, ensuring that the overall quality of purchased equipment and services meets project performance expectations.
Manage workload and priorities of the project SC team to ensure compliance with project milestones and liaise with SC Managers to resolve any workload/resourcing issue
Review and provide input to the project planning to optimize SC activities in line with engineering and construction constraints
Resolve multi-disciplinary topics with PMT colleagues (Engineering Project Manager, Project Controls Manager, Completion Manager, Delivery/Project Manager …).
Get support from SC Managers to ensure SC team members have proper awareness on relevant tools, processes & methodology.
Ensure that all relevant Quality & Regulatory Management and HSE, Project and Group Procedures related to supply chain activities are understood and enforced by the project SC team.
Monitor implementation and ensure compliance with PPS.
Report to Strategic Sourcing team feedback on applicability of developed strategies or GFA with an ultimate goal of continuous improvement
Monitor SC risk exposure throughout the project execution phase and implement an appropriate action plan.
Measure and report realized savings at project level as defined in the PPS.
Maintain the Quality and Safety performance of all members of the project SC team
The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:
% of realized savings delivered
% of packages delivered on time and on budget
% of spend covered by Group framework agreement
SC resource consumption (man-hours) aligned with forecast
External and internal stakeholders satisfaction
In order to maintain high levels of SC performance, you are to:
Support the Project Buyer and Package Manager, when appropriate, to negotiate with vendors for key packages and to positively close claims to/from vendors.
Liaise with Vendor Managers in case of major vendor performance issue during PO execution of strategic vendors.
Liaise with Sourcing Managers in case of major issue with vendors related to application of a GFA
Liaise with SC Managers to resolve any workload/resourcing issues
Review and consolidate vendor performance appraisal based on feedback gathered from PKM and PKB.
Provide PMT with timely reports as required and at the appropriate level of accuracy.
Ensure handover to Completion is performed and PO close out is complete.
Ensure warranty book is properly completed
Handover PPS to SBM Operations.
The measure of your effectiveness in this will be: Vendor performance assessment (compliance to specifications, PO amount and contractual delivery date)
Bachelor's Degree is required and a minimum of 10 years' broad procurement experience in the offshore or marine / petrochemical industry. Extensive product and relevant market knowledge.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skill, and/or ability required.
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) Intermediate to Advanced – Required
Procurement tool powered by Navision Intermediate to Advanced – Required
Headquartered in West Houston's Energy Corridor, the Houston Execution Center of SBM Offshore offers excellent benefits, tremendous opportunities for qualified professionals, and competitive salary and benefits packages (Paid Time Off (PTO), 10 paid holidays, 401(k) Plan, 4-1/2 Day Work week, AD&D, Bonus Plan, Education Reimbursement Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical and Dental Plans, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance and Employee Stock Purchase Plan). subject to employment status
The SBM Offshore Group is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Procurement Manager to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to manage and oversee the external programs that support some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to direct all phases of external company programs that support GDMS operations and client work. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Procurement Manager will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing and driving the performance of GDMS major subcontractors and strategic partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership of all supply chain activities including commodities, services, and subcontractors supporting a program or family of programs. On low- to mid-level complexity development and production programs where the supply chain content is a major success factor the candidate will:
Manage all costs, quality, schedule, financial, and technical performance requirements that are levied on the vendors and subcontractor that are required to meet the contract, business goals and technical performance of the system
Act as the primary interface to the critical suppliers and the General Dynamics Procurement Manager responsible for the complete execution of the program. Responsible for meeting Return on Invested Capital, Cash, and Earnings before Interest and Taxes to GDMS that are derived from the Supply Chain content
Assist in business development strategies concerning supply chain related items and meeting the financial goals
Provide leadership and coordination with the program Technical Point of Contact on technical subcontract efforts
The successful candidate will:
On low to mid complexity programs, formulate and obtain approval from senior management on sub-contractual documents and strategies ensuring that make/buys decisions bring the best value to the business
Establish and implement program plans that achieve the overall objectives of the business and program
Meet and exceed target goals for vendors and subcontractors as established by senior management
Understand the fundamentals of risk management and ability to apply them to the supply chain activities
Set subcontractors baselines – control change – drive performance to meet the business needs
Set design to unit production cost (DTUPC) and verify bill of material pricing during the development phase of the program. Resolve over cost issues by effective vendor/subcontractor negotiations, identification of parts options, or changes in design to achieve the desired DTUPC
Effectively communicate customers' needs and requirements to the subcontract team
Additionally, the candidate will provide domain expertise in subcontract contractual/program management strategy, implementation, execution and administration to include:
Negotiating cost, price, schedule, and deliverables of critical vendor's components, services, and subcontracted efforts within business goals
Responding to audits and achieve favorable results
Providing clear concise documentation of substance of discussions, agreements, and results
Serving as primary interface with subcontractor in fact-finding, audits, and formal subcontract negotiations
Reviewing subcontracts contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
Reviewing statements of work and technical specification to ensure subcontracted items have the proper decomposition
Ensuring proper design reviews and acceptance criteria are defined within subcontract
On Subcontract engagements, candidate acts as focal point with Law, Finance, and other departments for resolution of problems regarding subcontract requirements
Maintaining liaison with customer Defense Contract Management Agency/Audit Agency on subcontract/vendor contractual, and audit issue
Demonstrate working knowledge of Pro-III procurement software is desired
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran
Indirect Procurement COE (Center Of Excellence) Manager
Indirect Procurement COE (Center of Excellence) Manager is responsible for leading a transformational center of excellence that underpins world-class procurement by providing both strategic and tactical best practices and support services to the Procurement function broadly including Category Management, opportunity analysis, functional KPIs, market analysis, savings tracking, and sourcing pipeline. The role also includes standard work and leading by example in executing sourcing events across strategic categories, such as technology, marketing, and field sales to achieve savings as an individual contributor. This individual will also be responsible for the sourcing and management of spend categories totaling $20 million dollars.
The Indirect Procurement COE Manager will develop and/or enhance three key areas of excellence:
Procurement Governance including policies, procedures, tools, templates, data management (spend/supplier/material master data), performance, and compliance reporting
Supplier Relationship Management Operations consisting of supplier risk management, safety, communications, change management, diversity and inclusion, digital enablement, and Performance management tools.
Procurement Systems Oversight (SAP & Coupa enhancements, Apttus integration, e-sourcing suite enablement, catalogue enablement). In coordination with our business partners, provide procurement input into system and process design requirements that supports integration and optimization across the source-to-pay landscape
The position reports to the Director, Indirect Sourcing and Procurement, and is based in our San Ramon office, but may be required to work in the San Francisco office 1-2 days a week depending on the needs of internal customers and projects.
Strategy and Planning:
Create a strategic roadmap and execution plan that enables the world-class Procurement Center of Excellence
Develop a comprehensive set of Procurement operational reports to optimize business decision making regarding spend management, savings delivery, supplier management, risk management, and other key metrics
Develop a comprehensive set of processes and tools that enable strategic category management
Support the Director of Procurement in creating the three-year sourcing plan for Indirect Procurement
Manage source-to-pay (S2P) workflow automation, contract management and supplier relationship management tools
Lead the catalog enablement efforts across all spend categories with the goal of increasing the use of catalog to drive buying channel compliance and efficiencies for mature Category Management; automate purchase requests and purchase orders issued to vendors; refine reporting while enforcing compliance.
Develop and enhance data analytics and market analysis for fact-based opportunity development for a successful go-to market strategy with a focus on deriving value through analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership and all sourcing levers.
Partner with IT to develop and prioritize system requirements that enable and optimize the end-to-end Procurement process; lead stakeholder change management in support of system enhancements.
Business/Operational Impact and Decisions:
Develop and manage the COE to set foundational capabilities that enables the entire Procurement organization to identify, capture and sustain value from supply network
Demonstrate a strong initiative, work ethic, and dedication to designing, developing and executing world class, best practice procurement strategies and plans
Develop & implement an effective supplier risk assessment process and supplier performance management program that improves quality, service, price, and technology.
Policy, Process and Procedures:
Responsible for the ongoing improvement and updates to the Procurement policy and work instructions
Partner with IT and cross-functional teams to identify policy and process issues; escalate issues to leadership and drive change management as required
Develop excellent data and reporting capabilities to achieve the above
Own and manage $20 million dollars in spend across HR, facilities, and administrative spend areas
Lead strategic sourcing initiatives that drive optimal value at the lowest total cost in support of stakeholders requirements
Lead supplier relationship management activities that optimize and measure supplier performance
The qualified candidate must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be passionate about the value the Indirect Sourcing and Procurement function brings to the company.
The ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization.
The ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
Must be well-organized with a high level of attention to detail.
Identify what are industry and procurement best practices and incorporate into the COE vision.
The ability to flex between strategic and tactical problem-solving skills as needed in a fast-paced work environment.
Energized by creating structure in an ambiguous, ever-changing environment.
Talented at implementing new ways of working and you measure success by the results generated
Proactively foster cross-functional relationships to collaborate and gain buy-in on analyses and process recommendations
Create and lead a project plan, identifying dependencies between tasks and workstreams, lead times, and resource requirements
Measure progress and performance, report out on project status, identify issues and risks and proactively recommend a path to resolution
Create and implement KPIs and reporting that allow for oversight, visibility, and measures of success
7+ years of progressing responsibilities in indirect strategic sourcing and procurement management or related roles. Management Consulting a plus.
MBA preferred. Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a focus on Supply Chain Management or Operations.
3+ years of experience with sourcing, catalog implementation and management
Excellent communication, project management, and relationship building skills.
Ability to leverage and build sourcing tools to help strengthen the P2P process, embracing the 7-step sourcing processes.
Strong understanding of contracts (statement of work, extensions, and contract modifications) and able to build templates.
Experience and enthusiasm for establishing processes and tools in an unstructured environment.
Strong conceptual thinking skills with adeptness to lead others through ambiguous and /or complex business problems. Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills, strong ability to work with complex and detailed data to drive insights and decisions using MS Excel
Highly proficient at using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel as a tool to deliver updates and facilitate decision making
Effective at developing relationships with cross-functional team members at all levels
Experience with Lean methodologies to problem solving a plus; professional certifications a plus
Fields was founded in 2000 by Stanford-trained Dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields with a passion for giving people the best skin of their lives — and the confidence that comes with it. Today, Rodan
Fields is the #1 Skincare Brand in North America in 2018 and the #1 Skincare Brand in the US in 2016, 2017 and 2018! The company has grown its innovative line of products and expanded into Canada and Australia. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, R+F now employs approximately 700 people, has more than 300,000 enrolled Independent Consultants and over two million Preferred Customers.
Fields, you will be challenged to make an impact, inspired to do more, and rewarded for your contributions. We are transforming skincare, and we welcome your big ideas to fuel our ambitious growth plans! If you are looking for a life-changing career opportunity, we've got your prescription. You'll become part of a positive, passionate movement that celebrates greatness and encourages employees to be catalysts for change. We provide a creative, vibrant workplace outfitted with all of the technology, tools and training you'll need to learn, grow and thrive! We create life-changing impact in our communities through our non-profit, Prescription for Change®, the heart of Rodan
Fields. By funding empowerment programs for students, we teach them how to use their skills to make life-changing differences in their lives and the lives of others. Join us and share your talents as we develop innovative solutions for your skin and empower entrepreneurs. In addition to working arm-in-arm with industry leaders, employees at Rodan
Fields enjoy rich benefits plans and perks.
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Procurement Category Manager
The Category Manager position will perform the following duties:
Be responsible for investigating the best possible product for the best possible price and program
Procures product and manages incoming transportation of high quality
Conducts regularly scheduled category reviews
Manages all existing programs and oversees the performance of the replenishment buyer
Be responsible for the category sales and gross profit as well.
Identifies and discounts specific products that are slow moving, as well as dispose of the obsolete inventory by returning it to the vendor
Negotiates prices for special promotions and programs
Manages the overstocked products.
Manages Rebate Programs and ensure confidential treatment of related information
Interacts with customers and vendors and answer their questions in a friendly, timely and quality manner
Consults with Company personnel regarding customer requests, product specifications, quality and other issues as necessary
Establishs new vendor accounts through the necessary functions
Responds to sales and customer service requests and inquiries
Supervises assigned staff in the performance of their duties, including scheduling, training and development counseling, and performance management
Supervises employees such that their duties are performed in a timely and accurate manner
Researchs, creates and monitors special orders
Oversees activities of Replenishment Buyer
Maintains all files, including purchase order confirmation and computer reports
Promotes and manages marketing program
Conducts vendor/broker meetings
High School Diploma or Equivalent
4 - 6 Years in Foodservice distribution and purchasing
Preferred Education: Bachelors
in business management, marketing or related arena
Preferred Experience: 6 - 10 Years in Foodservice distribution and purchasing management.
Project Manager II, Procurement
- The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
- a leading global water technology company.
We're a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world's water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com
If you are excited and passionate about helping us solve water, we want to hear from you!
The Role: The position will manage projects assigned by the XGP leadership team and/or the Sr. Project Portfolio Manager. He/she will use the project management principles to manage projects - creating project plans, identifying task owners (with input from the project owner in GEP), performing risk management, stakeholder analysis, providing regular project updates and ensure the task owners are delivering on their tasks as outlined in the project plan.
This position can be located in Seneca Falls, NY or Morton Grove, IL.
Utilize Microsoft Project or similar professional software to manage project details. Lead the creation of the project plan with project owners for all phases of the project.
Collaborate at initial project plan creation to define the project plan.
Implement effective progress meeting status updates using project tracking tools.
Effectively communicate project schedule and agreed upon tasks; driving deliverables internally
Facilitate development of project milestones with the supplier and supplier commitments. Highlight issues as appropriate if supplier is not executing to plan. Develop countermeasures.
Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:
Bachelors of Degree in related field with 5 years experience in project management and at least 2 of those 5 years experience in procurement project management
Demonstrated knowledge of project management techniques and tools
Experience managing projects related to procurement and demonstrated skills, tool usage in presenting project plan updates in a concise manner.
Supplier interface experience
Management / Technical Skills
Proficient in project management software and Microsoft Office products, especially excel; good facilitation and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skills, team building and conflict resolution experience. Knowledgeable in Gantt charting, six sigma techniques
Adaptive Learning, Continuous Improvement Mindset, Cross-Boundary Collaboration, Core Inspiring Accountability, Customer Solution Orientation, Innovative Thinking, Planning & Process Orientation, Project Leadership, Solution Design, Systems Thinking, Teamwork, Technical Problem Solving
- Project Management Certification (Prefereably PMP or CAPM from the Project Management Institute)
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
Location: Seneca Falls, NY, Morton Grove, IL
Travel: 25% domestic
EOE including disability and veteran
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