Director of Indirect Procurement

Downers Grove Permanent USD180,000 - USD210,000
  • Highly entrepreneurial role leading a large spend across Indirect
  • High visibility role with ample room for growth

About Our Client

Our client is a leader within Food and Bev space with revenues of over $10 billion and over 21,000 employees worldwide. They have 15+ locations across NA and there is a lot of green space for a sourcing professional to make this there own. Offering great benefits and culture this organization is looking to help change the world for the better. The Director of Indirect Procurement will be responsible for a $500M spend across Facilties & Real Estate, Contingent Labor, Business Services and Marketing and will be a key member of the leadership team.

Job Description

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The Director of Indirect Procurement is responsible for leading the strategy, holding suppliers/ vendors and contractors accountable and maintain project timelines and budgets. The position will lead and develop teams to create and execute strategies.The Director of Indirect Procurement will be responsible for a $500M spend across Facilties & Real Estate, Contingent Labor, Business Services and Marketing and will be a key member of the leadership team.

  • Develop and execute the strategy that is aligned with company priorities and meets the needs
  • Ensures strong customer satisfaction and operational performance through sourcing, procurement, planning, working capital performance and the purchase of quality materials at a competitive price.
  • Be responsible for supplier selection, evaluation, relationships, performance, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead a team of employees through effective hiring, orientating, training, mentoring and coaching.
  • Understand and apply best practices in strategic sourcing to leverage consolidated purchasing power to deliver the best possible values in the marketplace.
  • Analyze trends to proactively identify supply issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and create plans to minimize enterprise supply risk.
  • Develop and manage annual materials spend and departmental operating budget. Including forecasting and understanding commodity pricing changes.
  • Provide deep functional and technical procurement expertise across various categories and regions of the world
  • Work with the internal legal team to develop and negotiate Master Service Agreements (MSA's) with key suppliers/vendors which can be leveraged across the enterprise.
  • Manage purchase requisitions/orders and ensure company compliance in order to accurately track spend commitments.
  • Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports and demand forecasts and adjust sourcing strategy as required to support the needs of the company.
  • Review supplier financial statements/reports and work with Risk Management to evaluate overall supplier health (supplier risk assessment). Develop back up plans for all key vendors.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or related field
  • Masters is a plus. Professional Certification (CPM, CSPM)
  • Minimum 10 years of strategic sourcing and category management experience including all phases of strategic sourcing and category strategies, supplier relationship management, project management etc.
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to influence senior management through effective communication and presentation skills and persuasive positioning
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills to manage relationships throughout the organization.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced, global team environment
  • Excellent presentation skills both verbal and advanced powerpoint skill is required

What's on Offer

  • Ability to join a company with aggressive growth trajectory
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Full benefits, great work environment and vacation
  • Hybrid Work Environment

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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Indirect Procurement
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Downers Grove
Contract Type
Consultant name
Ross Hendry
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