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Location:Stamford# of Openings:1Vice President / Client Leader, In-Direct Procurement **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Overview**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an innovative leader in sourcing and procurement services, we help companies increase profits through better buying.  **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.® is owned and operated by an experienced group of global business veterans who came together under the common goal to radically change the way sourcing and procurement works.  We’ve reinvented sourcing and procurement with an execution-based, fully transparent business model that ensures clients don’t spend a dime until they see results.Our people gain exposure to projects and clients spanning a broad set of categories across multiple industries. Opportunities for getting involved, whether working across functions or learning a new category abound.Our business model reflects our culture – radically different and rife with opportunity to make a difference. Our professionals enjoy the intellectual stimulation, challenge and satisfaction that only a sophisticated organization, coupled with relevant and meaningful business challenges to solve, can afford.Position Summary: We have an immediate opening for a full time VP, Indirect Procurement / Account Director at our client site in Stamford, CT office.  As a key member of our Client Operations team you will be responsible for leading and managing a holistic sourcing and procurement strategic initiative. This role reports directly to the VP, Client Operations.Responsibilities:Manage all aspects of a complex, client-site business engagement, responsible for services delivery, client satisfaction, contractual compliance, achievement of revenue targets and P&L performance, plus driving account growth opportunities Devise category management strategies for all indirect spend categories, build consensus with client business stakeholders and direct sourcing strategies for a broad set of indirect categories including (but not limited to) corrugate, adhesives, energy, labor, facilities, professional services, distribution and logistics and travelBuild comprehensive negotiation plans to support strategic sourcing initiatives (i.e. MDO, LAA, BATNA or similar)Lead and ensure effective operations of onsite and offsite teams procuring goods and services on behalf of our client with a heavy focus on analysis, technology, compliance, reporting and negotiation planningEnsure effective implementation and operation of our proprietary OneMarket technology (Software as a Service [SaaS] that automates the Procure to Pay process and spend analytics)Leverage **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s offsite team of strategic sourcing experts to drive additional savings opportunities and effectively manage vendor partners to maintain the highest standards for quality and delivery Develop and present strategic initiatives that drive innovation and value to our Clients and **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. in order to:Improve processes to reduce cycle time and/or cost and improve qualityIdentify specifications improvement and value engineering to drive cost containment and savings Facilitate communication between client business units, internal stakeholders and suppliers for effective operation and deliveryProvide leadership, mentoring and support to onsite and cross-functional teams to ensure they understand their roles and interdependence in the delivery of sustainable servicesCreate procurement and requisitioning standard operating procedures to ensure procurement activities comply with best in class policies and procedures including legal and regulatoryBuild and effectively maintain relationships within all organizational levels, including the C-Suite, delivering on client service objectivesLearn and adapt to client's culture while maintaining cultural standards of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.Support and troubleshoot day to day issues; provide first-rate customer serviceProcess purchase orders for select categories of goods and services as required to supplement buying resource(s). Process invoice transactions as required to supplement invoice processing resource(s).Monitor project progress and provide effective status reportingUnderstand industry trends and growth sectors for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s expansion considerations Facilitate communication between client business units, internal stakeholders, and suppliersIdentify trends and develop solutions for problems causing under-deliveryDrive specification improvements and cost containment and savings opportunitiesDeliver accurate and timely financial information to finance for issuance of invoices to the clientRequired Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferredMinimum of 10 years or progressive leadership experience in strategic sourcing & procurement across a broad set of categories; Demonstrated success in managing vendors, negotiating and managing high-value contractsAnalytically adept with the ability to interpret complex data for informed decision-making and to assess resultsProficient in MS Office applications including Excel/financial analysis and planningProven expertise implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization; prior implementation and adoption of eProcurement systems is a plusStrong problem solving and leadership skillsEntrepreneurial aptitude with a commitment to client serviceDemonstrated ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively and influence Experience with inventory management, requisitioning, fulfillment and distribution desiredTravel:This position may require occasional travel.  Other Duties:This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.Successful candidates will be required to pass drug testing and undergo a background check. ,skills:null,hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.,logo:null},identifier:{@type:PropertyValue,name:**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.,value:257},url:****usadvertisehelpprivacytermsprotect yourself© 1999-2018 Jobing.com, LLC.All rights reserved.•••

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