You will develop and manage a significant portion of the $1.2B spend and contracts associated with the Vegetation Management category. You will develop strategic category plans to optimize cost savings, service excellence, diversity spend, and total cost of ownership for the categories; effectively influence Lines of Business (LOB) including senior leadership to achieve understanding, acceptance, and commitment of sourcing strategies; and work with LOBs to develop, source and negotiate major contracts and play a key role in the Supplier Relationship Management/Scorecard process.
Manage top tier suppliers
Lead cross-functional team through strategic sourcing process and development/execution of negotiation strategies for low to medium complexity spend categories
Maintain awareness of industry and market trends through ongoing research
Lead the development of category strategies of low to medium complexity
Conduct and document market research and supplier risk analysis to verify the financial health of existing and potential suppliers
Create and maintain category plans.
Develop and sustain mutually beneficial strategic relationships with suppliers.
Develop and review performance data with suppliers. Works with suppliers to drive ongoing value discovery.
4 years of experience in supply chain or job-related field
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or job-related discipline, or equivalent job-related experience
6 years of work experience in procurement, sourcing and/or contract management
Possess MBA or equivalent advanced degree
Lean Six Sigma certification (LSS)
Project Management Professional certification (PMP)
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Knowledge of database and information systems – e.g., ARIBA, SAP
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Competency in building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Ability to apply project management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams and to manage projects of low to medium complexity.