Director of Indirect Procurement

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 03-03-2018
Our Houston-based retail and ecommerce client is seeking a Director, Indirect Procurement to lead the purchasing, negotiating, and contracting function across the entire enterprise. This is a perfect role for a broadly experienced procurement leader (current manager or director) with category expertise in multiple areas. Must-have strategic sourcing experience in IT, ecommerce, marketing, and supplies (store, MRO, warehouse, DC packing materials). Additional categories will be added over time and as you excel in your position. Total annual spend around $200M.
You will define the strategy and methodology for the procurement of goods and services leading to continuous improvement of savings and quality of service. This position will work cross-functionally with key partners to directly engage and execute the process for high priority contracts. The great news is that a procurement culture already in place within the company: processes, technology, people used to working with procurement, senior executive will have a seat at the table from day one.
If you love leading change, solving problems, and directly impacting the company's financial success, this is the role for you.
A Sourcing Manager will report to you, and you will report directly to a Senior Vice President.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to assess current procurement processes and implement a roadmap for continuous process improvement
  • Lead the formal negotiation and bidding process with potential suppliers and negotiate all contractual terms for agreements
  • Prepare a complete view of all indirect goods and services spend and maintain executive alignment regarding the top priorities for improvement
  • Establish annual budget, metrics and goals around indirect procurement and develop reporting that will capture savings, compliance, and variances
  • Monitor contract compliance and manage the preparation of RFIs and RFPs as contracts expire
  • Establish contract management practices that proactively plan for contract renewals and competitive reviews or renewals
  • Build a strong network of effective relationships with external partners and identify any gaps in service or opportunities to establish new partnerships
  • Develop vendor compliance guidelines and scorecard to measure performance against established KPIs
  • Occasional travel
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain
  • Requires 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in indirect procurement or supply chain
  • MBA and/or professional certifications ideal (CPSD, CPSM, C.P.M., CPIM, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success in identifying large savings in procurement and deliver plans on time and within budget
  • Comfort in high change environments with a demonstrated comfort with ambiguity and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to lead effective teams and work effectively with all levels within an organization
  • Systems savvy (ERP, eSourcing, requisitions/POs, supplier portals, etc.)
  • Stellar communication skills: written, oral, presentation
Local candidates only. No relocation or visa sponsorship offered for this role.
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