Regional Procurement Manager in Chicago, Illinois at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Manufacturing company known for innovative productions
  • Operations in over 70 countries and sell products around the world
  • Over 110 year history of reliable advancement

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Work environment that nurtures innovation
  • Growth: Getting valuable supported resources while having the ability to make an impact.
  • Opportunity: Strong presence in the manufacturing industry with opportunity for growth.
  • Stability: A secure leadership team dedicated for growth and success.

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Chicago, IL

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Assist with development and implementation of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Procurement strategies and lead cross functional regional teams to unlock cost savings (and mitigate inflation) value, mitigate risk, and contribute to increased Delivered Profit and Operating Profit (DP and OP).
  • Own and lead the regional execution of procurement strategies. Lead through a matrix structure the relevant regional organizations to ensure execution and flawless delivery of the strategies
  • Demonstrate a high-level depth of understanding of the regional supply market for the spend and is the subject matter expert for cross functional stakeholders
  • Own and maintain the detailed cost build up (own development of clean sheet and Total Cost of Ownership tools) and drivers for the regional spend to enable fact-based negotiations
  • Leverage regional and global sources of supply to create credible competition, flexibility and best cost position
  • Lead the negotiation strategy development and execution for the regional spend. Align with the global contract strategy for the spend
  • Accountable for regional delivery of the spend category cost saving and progress against strategy
  • Is the point of accountability with senior business and functional stakeholders for the execution of the regional strategy and results delivery for the regional spend

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • Education: BS Degree in Science/Engineering/Supply Chain Management
  • Seven plus years of business experience in Procurement or relevant business function with proven track record
  • Regional experience and strong cross-cultural awareness and leadership capability
  • Ability to interface with multiple levels of an organization internally and externally
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop regional business cases and strategic business plans
  • Independent, self-motivated and possess a positive attitude, operating well in a team environment that is focused on collaboration and accountability
  • Excellent presentation and strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated skills (at regional level) including organizational communication and networking ability, strategic thinking, leadership, strong influencing skills, high level communication, negotiations, and problem solving

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Education: BS Science/Engineering/Supply Chain Management; MBA preferred
  • 7 – 10 years of business experience in Procurement Portfolio/Category Management preferred
  • Depth of procurement skills in key tools such as market analysis, negotiation, clean sheets and total cost of ownership
  • 5 Plus years of relevant business experience in Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Proven track record of cross functional collaboration in a matrix organization