Director, Procurement Job Description

Director, Procurement Job Description

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Director, procurement provides leadership in best practices and ensures the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement COE is highly customer-focused -- outward and upward.

Director, Procurement Duties & Responsibilities

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Liaison with Finance and Internal Audit to establish process checks
This position must develop, build and maintain strong relationships with peers across Global Human Health Marketing Procurement, Regional and country operations and country finance leads, Marketing stakeholders across Species Group and with suppliers
Manage/develop all aspects of the strategic sourcing of projects consisting of cross functional and regional teams including strategy development, supply market analysis, RFP creation and analysis, negotiations, contracting and implementation
Lead cross-functional teams to execute strategic sourcing projects for assigned category areas by assisting with sourcing strategy, negotiations, and supplier selection and overseeing project execution
Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology with pragmatism to manage exceptions
Ensure contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives
Lead contract negotiations with top suppliers to secure consistent supplies and competitive prices
Oversee supplier relationships to ensure smooth business connections that are mutually beneficial
Plan and implement cost reduction programs that maintain quality and customer satisfaction
Define staffing requirements and ensure that staff are properly trained

Director, Procurement Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Director, Procurement

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, NAPM, CPSM, PMP, C.P.M, CIRM, A.P.P, ISM

Education for Director, Procurement

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the director, procurement job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, MBA, Engineering, Finance, Education, Business/Administration, Management, Supply Chain Management, Technical, Accounting

Skills for Director, Procurement

Desired skills for director, procurement include:

Content and automation
Procurement tools and data
Strategic sourcing
Procurement strategy development and conveyance
Category management
Sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
Procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices and methods

Desired experience for director, procurement includes:

Establishes guidelines and directs the preparation of budgets and forecast updates for product lines/groupings aligned with the standardized systems and processes, in accordance with GAAP and other applicable requirements
Identifies findings and develops recommendations needed to make significant operational decisions which affect efficiency and effectiveness of transactional environment
Manages financial elements of major contracts, including any project consultants or contract help
Proactive approach to problem identification and solution
Ability to recruit, develop and promote top managers
Proven track record in delivering results in a marketing procurement function in a mid to large size organization (for DME and OpEx categories)

Director, Procurement Examples


Director, Procurement Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a director, procurement. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for director, procurement
  • Develop recommendations for major opportunities and issues
  • Work with sweetener and agricultural commodity information and research providers market data service providers to ensure appropriate dissemination of market information
  • Relates report results and department decisions to business partners clearly and concisely
  • Approves CARs/project requests for high dollar and complex categories of capital spend
  • Develop global strategies and provide clear directions to Commodity Managers on initiatives to create values in indirect commodities
  • Analyze global indirect spending, identify & prioritize areas with value creation opportunities
  • Organizational Development - Support the building of a Center of Expertise in commercial services who have direct responsibility for sourcing and projects
  • Commercial Categories Scope – Develop, execute and implement sourcing strategies for indirect categories mainly in marketing services (Advertising, Media (Traditional, Social & Digital), Print, Market Research, Public Relations, Branding, and Events) globally
  • Performance - Deliver on agreed KPIs like, cost reduction, days payable outstanding improvement, diverse supplier spend, as well other stakeholder business KPIs
  • Rapid I Disciplined decisions
Qualifications for director, procurement
  • Solid foundation in procurement & supplier management best practices
  • Experience with Oracle & knowledge of MS Office tool suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • CPM and Master degree is a plus
  • BA in business or other quantitative field
  • Acts with courage and candor
  • Escalation of issues I concerns to management, as appropriate in a timely manner

Director, Procurement Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of director, procurement. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for director, procurement
  • Directs negotiations of all procurements and renewals with suppliers involving technical materials, items, equipment and supplies
  • Reviews and approves, within established dollar limits and government contract guidelines, incoming purchase requirements and purchase order/subcontract placements
  • Monitors negotiations with suppliers regarding order placement, rejections, dispositions, and adjustments of purchased materials not meeting specifications
  • Reviews and evaluates subordinate workloads, activities, and performance
  • Monitors, as required, the follow-up and scheduling of deliveries to insure a smooth flow of materials
  • Monitors the maintenance of proper supplier relationships, including the investigation and interviewing of current and potential suppliers
  • Confers with various other departmental levels, as necessary, to coordinate subcontract requirements
  • Directs the maintenance of a comprehensive record system for vendors, requisitions, purchase orders and commercial/government specifications
  • Presents reports to program/upper management on meeting company goals and/or subcontractor performance
  • Build sustainable relationships with senior management within business and cross functional stakeholders
Qualifications for director, procurement
  • Implement supplier performance strategies that ensure ongoing cost improvements, on time delivery, quality and service levels
  • Identify new opportunities to utilize technology and analytics to streamline, automate and improve Procure to pay processes
  • Lead team in support of improving overall capabilities in data analytics, data cleansing to ensure clear visibility and efficient use of financial and required data to drive incremental value for the company
  • Lead efforts to optimize technology tools to meet overall business objectives and track success against key performance indicators
  • Provide day-to-day direction direct reports and provide leadership in the training and development to enhance overall skills and competencies of the overall team
  • Strong knowledge of procurement functionality and process flows within Coupa or other related purchasing systems

Director, Procurement Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a director, procurement. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, procurement
  • Develops and maintains company’s purchasing database to augment Sales, Finance and Operations performance
  • Develops and executes a standardized category management platform via strategic component implementation in order to improve the company's financial performance
  • Supports functional activities include establishing accountabilities at different levels within procurement and category management
  • Integrates procurement and category management objectives with business' objectives
  • Links procurement and category management business plans to supplier partner strategies
  • Integrates e-commerce into the long range procurement/category management strategic plan
  • Sets annual objectives and monitors progress
  • Anticipate internal customers needs and gaps and provide solutions to reduce cycle-time and cost that position SAS to win new business and achieve AOP plans
  • Collaborate with Material Program Managers to ensure risks and opportunities are managed to ensure predictable, improved performance
  • Leverage relationships with enterprise Supply Chain, Contracts and REPS organizations to provide competitive advantage, cost efficiencies and advance best practices
Qualifications for director, procurement
  • 12+ years of experience, and/or exposure in the field of CAPEX & Equipment procurement or supply chain
  • Experience working in a top MNC, preferably a Fortune 500 company
  • Solid experience working in environment with high health & safety (HSE) requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required and post graduate degree is preferred
  • Experience with Indirects, such as HR, Legal, Professional services, staffing
  • Experience identifying and developing global marketing sources across all categories (creative, media, PR, experiential)

Director, Procurement Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of director, procurement. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, procurement
  • Identifying opportunities to enhance value, measure performance, and enhance consistency of services provided
  • Managing and administering strategic supply chain activities
  • Ensure that maximum cost savings are achieved while also maintaining a high product/service quality baseline
  • Ensure the operating model and team are configured, resourced and mobilised against agreed KPIs and initiatives to optimise cost, performance, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Champion the change agenda developing a strong reputation and set of collaborative relationships across the wider business units
  • Contribute to supply chain thinking across BBUK and the Region, transferring best practice and contributing to wider initiatives where appropriate
  • Develop and establish an effective operating model driving process efficiency and business results measured through KPI’s and performance management systems
  • Hold a professional qualification, such as CIPS, or business related degree
  • Have strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are essential, and the role will require strong skills in managing a range of stakeholder relationships
  • Working in conjunction with Senior Leadership, develops system-wide purchasing processes and strategies aligned with company goals
Qualifications for director, procurement
  • Experience working in a global procurement environment, including work with best in class processes, tools and procedures
  • 10+ years of experience in purchasing, contract negotiation, and competitive price analysis and/or other relative operational experience
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and lead strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage organizational and process changes to achieve business goals
  • Proven ability to build relationship/partnerships with business partners and vendors
  • Ability to utilize strong, effective written and verbal communication across all lines of business

Director, Procurement Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of director, procurement. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, procurement
  • Leads a group responsible for Software, Hardware, and Professional Services
  • Review specifications, analyze market and select potential suppliers, lead the RFP process, analyze prices/quality expectations/delivery dates/terms, negotiate prices and terms, and award and communicate orders to suppliers
  • Work in conjunction with cross-functional teams to select suppliers for new products, lease vs
  • Contract administration, quality assurance, modification of special terms, and contract closeout or termination
  • Experience purchasing technology services and products
  • Possess a broad understanding of sourcing and IT trends and their commercial application including use of research groups such as Gartner, Forrester
  • A history of creating value for an organization
  • Passion for achieving and demonstrating results
  • BA/BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, economics or business administration plus a minimum of 10 years of strategic purchasing experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with ERP system in a purchasing environment (Workday preferred)
Qualifications for director, procurement
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in project procurement execution and five (5) years’ of experience managing a team
  • Prior experience on USAID-funded programs and demonstrated knowledge of relevant USG policies and procedures including ADS, FAR, and AIDAR
  • Ability to develop and draft work plans, budgets, contracts, approval requests
  • Experience negotiating contracts and timely decision making
  • Comprehensive knowledge of market and purchasing options and challenges in East Africa, local supply chain management experience
  • Prior work experience in conflict-affected areas with limited infrastructure

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