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JobDescription :

Key Accountabilities

Strategy and Planning
•    Create and execute category management plans
o    Establish a HR category sourcing strategy - Identify and implement change management and business process transformation to promote growth of ideas
o    Identify and champion cost and demand management opportunities to drive procurement value  
o    Own and deliver Category Management efforts including, but not limited to, category planning, contract development and implementation, and vendor relationship improvement programs
•    Develop on-going relationships with strategic vendors and functional/division stakeholders

Benchmarking and Research
•    Conduct market analysis/ Gather market intelligence
•    Develop RFx summaries and vendor evaluation matrices for engagement/vendor managers to evaluate vendor responses
•    Provide competitive benchmarking by applying procurement and contract best practices; effectively search and utilize industry and market insights
•    Engage and coordinate with functional subject matter experts, such as legal, tax, finance, risk, etc., in support of procurement initiatives

•    Deliver RFP’s/RFx’s and provide sourcing recommendations
•    Coordinate commercial negotiations and facilitate contracting process
•    Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model and benefits tracking approach to be used during key sourcing events
•    Generate market intelligence and vendor assessment reports and leveraging applicable information for all category planning and sourcing activities 
•    Coordinate financial impact with divisions/functions and Finance
•    Understand key commercial risks in procurement

•    Work with Procurement Operations to deliver spend analytics and reporting metrics
•    Establish KPI’s for category performance

•    Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred. 
•    Minimum of 8+ years in a professional procurement function with a focus on multiple categories
•    Proven experience sourcing for the HR Categories including the ability to negotiate complex decisions. 
•    Excellent project management, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills
•    Ability to build strategic partnerships both internally and externally with key stakeholders and vendors with deep knowledge of vendors and trends to inform category planning
•    Strong attention to detail required

Key Attributes: 
•    Passion for the success of a procurement global business/shared services organization 
•    Strong customer service orientation, adept at cultivating and sustaining value-add business partnerships 
•    Focused on supporting the business divisions in meeting their priorities with an emphasis on spend, demand management and business process improvement 
•    Commitment to execute within agreed governance framework
•    Ability to work autonomously and to ‘own their value’ within an organization
•    An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to be innovative, pro-active and willing to operate at all levels of the company.

Reporting & Relationships (internal): 
•    Direct to Report to Director of Global Sourcing
•    Next Level Management, Vice President, Global Business Services 
•    Works finance and senior level decision makers

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