Procurement Lead Job Description

Procurement Lead Job Description

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Procurement lead provides forward looking procurement and commercial insights to DBS stakeholders that help achieve business intentions using your sound understanding of supplier economics, supply market options and opportunities.

Procurement Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

8-10 years of experience with sourcing, procurement operations, procurement consulting, or business systems / operations
Work with International Procurement team to input into and develop core Procurement projects for the region for all relevant Business Units
Develops, together with the procurement operations LT, the procurement services lines in Global Service Center
Acts as Business Partner to Regional or Global Procurement if necessary and align amongst SSC Team Leads assigned to region or countries within the SSC Procurement
Develops and manages reporting, benchmarking, and analytics to support the global procurement function particularly around spend categories, contract compliance, Procurement performance, supplier scorecards
Owner of global procurement operations processes such as Procurement to Pay (P2P), Contract Management, Supplier performance
Partner with Legal, Global Procurement category manager and R&D staff to draft, negotiate and execute contracts
Work with IS and P2P Operations to configure procurement technologies to support reporting and governance needs
Work with Strategic Procurement leadership to provide reporting and implementation assistance for category management and strategic sourcing efforts when necessary
Ability to interface at all levels of the organization to solve compliance problems and ensure transparency of all procurement activities

Procurement Lead Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Procurement Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPSM, CPM, SAP, CPIM, APICS, CPA, SPSM, II, IAT, DOD

Education for Procurement Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Procurement Lead

Desired skills for procurement lead include:

Process being transformed and an understanding of how the process/system integrates with other processes and initiatives
Federal Acquisition Regulations
Market prices and trends
Quality standards
Sources of supply
Contract law

Desired experience for procurement lead includes:

Professional certification in purchasing or supply chain is desirable, from ISM (CPSD, CPSM, CSM, CPM), from APICS (CPIM, CIRM)
Lead RFI/RFP process
Collaborate with R&D staff to draft, negotiate and finalize project-specific RFI/RFP templates
Manage team that produces regular global spend analysis reporting, process and policy compliancy reporting, contract management reporting and interacts with leadership and business / function to make improvements
Develop objectives, requirements, and templates for reports and ensure proper communication
Assist with the development and execution of processes for enforcing policies and contracts

Procurement Lead Examples


Procurement Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a procurement lead. 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 procurement lead
  • Develops and implements procurement plans and strategies to support business needs
  • Define category procurement strategy for Abbott- align with overall strategy and be an enabler
  • Work with key suppliers to improve On Time Delivery and Quality statistics to target levels
  • Proven track record in leading the buildup (strategy) and operationally running of service centers for multinational in the area of procurement
  • Is LT member of Procurement Operation and on the Global Service Center Governance board
  • Has full oversight on tender shaping strategies and procurement options and develops actionable and replicable play books for consistency across corporation
  • Proactively engage and collaborate with business stakeholders, in order to solve operational issues and problems related to Procurement operations
  • Escalates issues which cannot be resolved by the team/function to the Regional and or Global Procurement
  • Establish and agree key performance targets and financial budgets in the short and long term in order to optimize business performance and maintain the effectiveness of payments and procurement with set objectives
  • Review and challenge existing policies and processes to ensure they are compliant and fit for purpose in providing exceptional customer service and accurately record and track procurement and payment processing
Qualifications for procurement lead
  • Develop skills of CoE team and provide performance review reporting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant technology systems including ERP, eProcurement, Spend Analysis, and Contract Management
  • Strong management capabilities to manage and develop the CoE team
  • Experience working in or supporting global pharmaceutical marketing areas is preferred
  • Agency management experience (briefing/execution/budgetary oversight) is preferred
  • Fluent in English essential, other languages a plus

Procurement Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of procurement lead. 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 procurement lead
  • Negotiate with various suppliers for services, products, and materials to receive the best price and quality
  • Engagement and ongoing alignment with dependent projects
  • Work with the related internal requesters to ensure that pending POs do not become aged
  • Execute Foreign Trade Zone import/export operations and freight moves
  • Drive improvements in sourcing processes including escalations due to delivery/quality issues, invoicing/payables issues
  • Drive business productivity metrics affected by indirect sourcing, ensuring accuracy, identify new areas of opportunity to drive cost out, implement operating efficiency or improve productivity
  • Knowledge and understanding of GEMTC’s Purchasing Procedure to ensure that all purchased product and services conform to specified requirements
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance trainings within the defined deadlines
  • Works closely with the Global Service Center HR to develop staffing plans to attract the right level of talent that is able to execute service lines to highest standard
  • Recruits and retains top talent in line with plan and has clear contingency plan in place for staffing troughs and peaks
Qualifications for procurement lead
  • Experience with sourcing processes and tools
  • Self driven & self initiated
  • Category management experience (Logistics, Ingredients, Packaging)
  • Proven Problem Solving
  • Ability to prioritize team workflow and makes adjustments as necessary
  • Provide interpretation and leadership to ensure business practices consistent with Government and/or Corporate and Division policies and procedures

Procurement Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of procurement lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for procurement lead
  • Brings deep process know how and has a continuous improvement mindset underpinned by six-sigma/lean expertise
  • Prepares the service center domain specific activities, including standard transfer methodology, embedding quality assurance into process transfer, and assures IT interfaces at service center are operational
  • Serve as the legal manager for the domain team and is the point of contact for key domain related local issues
  • Ensures compliance to local legislation Novartis policies across the domain
  • Facilitates best practice sharing between markets
  • Leads the effectiveness of the processes through identification of areas for continuous improvement, providing input and information to achieve problem resolution
  • Monitoring the KPI’s of the team and if required take preventive and corrective actions, based on root cause analysis, in order to ensure that the KPI targets are met
  • Accountable for the team’s performance and keeps the team responsible for individual performance
  • Assesses staff training needs and encourages compliance of training requirement for each level as part of the employee development program
  • Participates in regular calls with business stakeholders
Qualifications for procurement lead
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required, proven ability for close attention to accuracy and detail
  • Strong project management skills required the ability to manage/oversee multiple projects simultaneously is required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (engineering background)
  • Efficient with Oracle
  • Six Sigma/lean certification and proven track record
  • Fluent English and preferably second language (as appropriate to regions being served)

Procurement Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a procurement lead. 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 procurement lead
  • Execution of supplier setup and SAP / PLM master data creation
  • Ensure availability of Proprietary protocol for assets at suppliers (marking/tagging by SQA)
  • Acts as second level of issue escalation
  • Is in the driving seat towards the stakeholders to ensure a constructive and effective resolution dialogue
  • Provides guidance to the team based on management direction
  • Promotes teamwork within and amongst teams
  • Manages external and internal audits and ensures implementation of recommended actions based on audit results
  • Creates Purchase Order (PO) within the agreed SLA supporting globally
  • Ensure that all of the client responsibilities occur in accordance with the statement of work and service level agreement with client
  • Support cost leadership and ensure Cost of Delivery is in targeted quartile of industry benchmarks
Qualifications for procurement lead
  • 10 years’ work experience within complex matrixed multinational at senior management level
  • Track record in delivering customer centric solutions and delivering high customer satisfaction Management track record of up to 100FTEs
  • 7-10 years working experience managing
  • With knowledge and proven experience in the P2P process specifically on the PO creation activities
  • The candidate must be detailed oriented
  • 4 - 5 years’ work experience preferably with previous managerial experience

Procurement Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of procurement lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for procurement lead
  • Working with the Procurement Programs Analyst to respond to complex market intelligence requests from Procurement team - presenting insights in an effective and engaging manner
  • Execution of quarterly Procurement KPI reporting, including review of savings pipeline and cost savings records and follow-up with Procurement team members where necessary to ensure record details are complete and accurate
  • Liaising with business stakeholders and Procurement team members to develop draft Procurement case studies
  • Executing a communication plan to proactively deliver tailored market intelligence insights to category managers and the Head of Indirect Procurement
  • Investigating, recommending and implementing new tools, concepts and technologies to enhance effectiveness of Procurement processes and interaction where appropriate
  • Enhancing the Procurement Programs toolkit to include financial and risk-related supplier analysis
  • Work with the Sr Manager, Procurement Programs to develop the continuously improve the capabilities of the Programs team
  • Support the alignment of Cost and Accounts Payable teams into the P2P Vertical and identify standardisation opportunities to optimise the execution, process design and people management aspects of the vertical
  • Support the integration of a range of IT system platforms, processes, stakeholder and vendor relationships related to payments processing to ensure the financial integrity of the company and improve customer satisfaction
  • Ensure that various processes are well documented, make best use of technology and process and are integrated into ways of working and systems across the business
Qualifications for procurement lead
  • Previous experience in business process area, preferably in an operations environment
  • Fluent in English and French/German/Spanish/Italian
  • Must have at least 15 years of relevant experience in a procurement or equivalent consultative role
  • Professional certification , CPSM, CIPS, C.P.M., PMP, or evidence of continued professional growth
  • Metrics definition
  • Support Supplier Lifecycle Management activities including

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