Sr. Procurement Engagement Manager
The Microsoft Procurement group is responsible to ensure that the billions of dollars of indirect goods and services sourced from suppliers is conducted in an innovative, compliant, cost effective, and socially responsible approach that exceeds stakeholder expectations. This is achieved by how Microsoft Procurement partners with all Microsoft businesses to develop and execute the best supplier strategy that supports their business strategy. Within Microsoft Procurement there are three primary functions - Sourcing, Business Engagement, and Central Services; the Sr. Procurement Engagement Manager falls within the Engagement function.
We are looking for future business leaders to join our Engagement function, leading a Procurement partnership with business stakeholders within our Marketing and Consumer Business Engagement Team. The Sr. Procurement Engagement Manager will partner with a business unitâ€™s senior leadership to develop and execute a robust procurement plan that is aligned to the businessâ€™ strategy and priorities. This is a great opportunity to learn about one of Microsoftâ€™s businesses in a dynamic environment. The success of the Sr. Procurement Engagement Manager is dependent upon building effective relationships with senior internal stakeholders and suppliers.
Currently we have an open Sr. Procurement Engagement Manager role supporting the Marketing and Consumer Business, led by Chris Capossela.
Build and maintain strong relationships with business stakeholders
Provide procurement/finance, supplier management, and business relationship guidance to business stakeholders
Partner with senior business leadership to develop a Procurement plan aligned to business strategies and priorities, while optimizing supplier quality, cost, and risk
Deliver monthly and or quarterly business reviews for senior business leadership that measures progress on procurement plan
Develop and deliver relevant data driven analyses to identify opportunities across a broad range of Procurement solutions
Partner with the business and Microsoft Procurement Sourcing to develop supplier sourcing and outsourcing strategies
Identify opportunities to rationalize/consolidate suppliers and program strategies that deliver effective and efficient use while managing risk
Deliver key procurement metrics on savings, preferred suppliers usage and supplier rationalization
Ensure supplier compliance with Microsoft policies and code of ethics.
Advocate and support with the business the proper landing of corporate and procurement policies as relates to engagement with suppliers.
Support business adoption of supplier performance management best practices
Participate in identification and development of Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) suppliers
Strong relationship building skills, executive presence, and executive presentation experience
Excellent communication skills
Ability to collaborate effectively both within Microsoft Procurement and with other teams at Microsoft
Analytical skills that enable extracting data from a variety of sources, drawing conclusions and translating those into clear action
Demonstrates business acumen and a keen awareness of business strategies and how Microsoft Procurement can drive business impact
Ability to drive clarity, create energy, and deliver results in a fast paced environment
Customer focused, displaying urgency as required, very responsive, and action oriented to meet business needs
Willingness and ability to sell and educate on solutions and policies to a wide range of clients and levels
Strong understanding of end-to-end financial systems, policies, and functions
BA/BS or MBA Degree; minimum of 5 years of related experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier management, finance, or business development
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