Lead the strategic sourcing organization to be recognized within Company and the industry as a dynamic leader of world class procurement practices by providing outstanding decision support and process reengineering that will result in significantly increased productivity, revenue opportunities, and year-over–year reductions in the total cost of goods and services.
Aggressively manage the strategic sourcing process leveraging Company’s total buy and produce measurable bottom-line savings. Drive year-over-year savings from $1 billion + in operational resource expenditure. Maximize organizational effectiveness through enterprise technology solutions and strategic management of operational resources. Mitigate risk associated with third party providers of goods and services.
COMPANY STRATEGIC ELEMENTS/OBJECTIVES
Drive cultural change within Company to aggressively manage operational resources. Provide and realize the vision of Corporate Sourcing to be a top quartile performer utilizing world-class technology and solutions. Create a future vision, with executive consensus, that recognizes and promotes the purchasing / sourcing/ supply-based contribution to competitiveness, and that guides Company’s behavior towards achieving world-class status. Develop strategic alliances with customers and suppliers to maximize operating efficiency and profitability. Execute strategic sourcing process that leverages company-wide economies of scale. Create an intelligent business able to access real-time operational information from sources throughout the extended enterprise, identify negative trends and swiftly trigger process improvement teams across Company, and monitor and project supply trends over time using strategic economic analysis. Develop a strategic planning process that promotes integrative strategy development and encourages the efficient use of limited corporate resources to achieve specific company-wide performance goals.
CUSTOMERS AND THEIR EXPECTATIONS
Company Management Committee and Executive Committee. Direct fulfillment of technology and business solutions to support Company’s strategic direction. Build a learning organization committed to team learning, continually expanding capacity to create desired results, nurturing new and expansive patterns of thinking and freeing collective aspiration. Cultivate an environment of creativity, constant innovation and evolution through leadership, aggressive and systematic goal setting and enhanced communication and teamwork.
MAJOR CHALLENGES OF THE JOB
Deeply embedded corporate culture, intense global competition, evolving technologies and emphasis on increased profitability and productivity. Outsourcing of Company business functions requiring management of external operations. Purchasing and supply management emerging as a Company element of corporate-wide business strategy placing high demands on the organization to react quickly and effectively prioritize customer expectations. Highly regulated industry.
REQUIRED TECHNICAL/MANAGERIAL CAPABILITIES
Displays organizational agility. Possesses strong command skills and ability to influence up down and across the company. Comfortable around senior executive management. Able to remove organizational barriers to increase cross-functional integration. Demonstrated ability to attract and retain top talent, developing and motivating direct reports.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING SUPERVISORY)
20 Sourcing professionals within span of control: Sourcing Strategy and Portfolio Management, Contract Administration, Asset Management, Corporate Real Estate Transaction Team, Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program, Corporate Travel Group, Conference Center and Food Services Group, Technology Strategy and Operations, Finance, Communications and Project Management. Significant outsource partnership alliances under direct control include Travel Administration, Warehousing and Forms Management, Copy Center and Food Services.
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Strategic Direction of Department, commit Company in preferred and single sourcing arrangements. Execute contracts for corporate-wide goods and services. Define sourcing strategies. Company travel policy and administration.
CONTACTS WITHIN/OUTSIDE THE COMPANY
Company Management Committee, Executive Counsel and senior executives of suppliers / customers.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS
Ability to think globally and create and execute strategies successfully by developing appropriate solutions, rapidly redefining the business and understanding new technologies. Visible, articulate and charismatic leader strong enough to overcome opposition. Change agent with managerial courage, high integrity, moral standards and credibility. Proactive, accountable risk taker. Flexible, oriented toward customer value. Innovative, out-of-the-box thinker that is persuasive and a passionate champion.
Bachelor’s degree, Masters of Business Administration or equivalent field and 14-16 years of broad-based management experience required.
Reports to CEO