American Standard

  • Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

    Job Locations US-NJ-Piscataway
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/23/2018 3:18 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2060
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    The Senior Manager for Indirect Procurement is responsible for qualifying, negotiating and managing contracts, in addition to aggregating and negotiating volume buys for indirect and Capex spend categories and specific commodity products and services delivering cost reductions, avoidances, and or process improvement measures for the US.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Initiate, develop and implement multi-year indirect & Capex procurement strategies to integrate and leverage spend.
    • Research and conduct competitive analysis of existing and future service providers in indirect spend categories such as MRO, Marketing services, credit card processing, financing, gas card, fleet management, IT solutions, capex and other key value-add areas.
    • Negotiate contracts, terms (pricing, marketing fees, rebates, etc.), and service level agreements (as applicable) with providers of indirect spend and services.
    • Measure and report on results (rebates, savings, service, successes, etc.) and hold service providers accountable to negotiated performance standards (e.g., deliver, quality, cost, etc.).
    • Lead cost out initiatives across the plants and HQ offices.
    • Collaborate with internal business units and drive strategic alignment within the organization to support long-term corporate sourcing strategies.
    • Evaluate new and existing suppliers.
    • Track all sourcing and procurement related projects within scope and identify new opportunities for value creation.
    • Identify and problem-solve project risks/issues, escalating when necessary to resolve issues affecting our ability to deliver on client expectations.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred
    • Knowledge:  Good understanding of end-to-end supply chain, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, Capital expenditure, indirect spend, negotiation, and risk assessment
    • Experience: +7 years’ experience in Indirect Procurement
    • Experience working with ERP/SAP and ARIBA required
    • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
    • Advanced Purchasing Skills, i.e. inquiry, negotiation, benchmark, leverage, Industry Analysis, sourcing strategy, business recommendation, supplier management, contract, etc.
    • Effective communicator
    • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities

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