Sr. Manager, Procurement Processes
The Senior Manager Procurement Processes will be accountable for leading the strategy, implementation and optimization of critical end-to-end (E2E) Procurement processes within the Supply Chain. This position ensures the process strategy, design and execution aligns with Financial, Compliance, SCM, Product and Client goals and objectives. Key business processes include, but are not limited to, supplier performance on all KPIs/SLAs, PO processing, Invoicing, Receiving, Inventory Management, Accounting Management, Operations Management, Monthly Scorecards, Quarterly Business Reviews, New Product Introduction and New Client or Program Launches. This individual must have a successful track record of designing, managing and optimizing complex global business processes, leading cross-functional efforts, monitoring results and providing proactive intervention as appropriate.The ability to build and maintain global relationships and thrive in global, cross-matrix team environment is critical to the success of this position. This position will require some domestic and international travel, and offers significant opportunites to drive strategic and tactical results in a fast paced work environment.
Develop, Launch and/or Optimize processes throughout the Supply Chain
Drive results and continuous improvement with both a project-focus and a daily operations-focus.
Raise level of awareness of the team Train and hold accountable internal and external stakeholders that all processes are followed as designed.
Conduct monthly and quarterly operational meetings with regular and reoccurring cadence to be defined.
Provide updates to SOP documentation and ensure supplier conformance to requirements.
Review and identify process failures to determine root causes and drive corrective actions
Review and identify other opportunities that positively influence key metrics, initiatives and other objectives
Collect information, build project plans and act as a liaison for various internal and external stakeholders
Conduct process improvement meetings between Supplier and other **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. departments to identify gaps, weaknesses, redundancies and other inefficiencies that enable better communication and direction.
Lead internal and external teams on cross-functional Company projects to ensure the effective and timely completion of process changes or implementation.
Develop, manage and or/ support pilots to validate theories for improved performance to meet one or more objectives. Pilots will range in complexity.
Ensure all work is fully compliant with relevant corporate, regulatory, financial, accounting, and industry best practices.
On a rotational schedule, perform supplier operational audits focusing upon areas determined by team consensus while documenting Supplier Visit and Operational Results.
Support and where necessary lead QMS/ISO audit/certification activites for Procurement
Other SCM business needs as defined.
Knowledge/Skill Requirements/Professional Competencies:
Minimum 8-10 years of work experience in global supply chain, procurement, business process improvement, and/or internal audit.
BA or BS in Business or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Six Sigma or other industry leading business and process improvement/management certifications preferred.
Demonstrated ability to lead global cross functional teams and manage direct reports.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentations and analysis
Able to influence at multiple levels of the organization.
Proven self-starter; Proactive; Creative thinker.
Ability to identify opportunities and start/complete objectives without direct manager intervention/supervision.
Technically proficient with various business software programs (i.e. Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
Ability to research and develop a clear understanding of all processes and procedures related to Supplier Mgmt.
Ability to observe, question, and document processes, possible issues, etc. utilizing a number of skills
Successful track record of working through barriers and delivering results
Ability to build/maintain relationships and partner effectively across diverse internal and external organizations
Motivated change agent with the ability to collaborate across all levels.
Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into practice.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong change management and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated aptitude towards high standards for quality and performance.
Sr. Manager, Procurement Processes
TN-Smyrna - TLC