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Executive Director, NPL, Planning and Procurement Tech Leader
The primary role of the Gobal Planning and Procurement Technology Lead is to shape those two functions’ strategy through technology leadership and deliver solutions to achieve the strategy and drive competitive advantage. This role will help the Global SC Technology leade to identify, prioritize and the delivery of projects that support ELC's long term growth opportunities. In addition, this position manages the global solutioning process across multiple process areas: Planning; Procurement, Distribution, and New Product Launch. This role partners directly with the Supply Chain delivery leaders to attain and retain top talent.
The successful candidate will work very closely not only with the Procurement and Planning leadership teams but also with the Supply Chain Center of Excellence teams to drive continuous improvements in processes and technology.
This is a true business partner role requiring a point of view and the ability to make proactive recommendations. This position will provide thought leadership, management and oversight of all application solutions (cloud first, however on premises where required) for ELC. The role holder will be accountable for the investments required in Planning and Procurement as well as managing the portfolio of digital application solutions.
This position is based in New York City and reports into the VP Global Supply Chain Technology Leader
•Act as the primary point of contact and technology business partner to PLT and PLT leadership teams and delivers value by shaping and informing the business strategy, defining capabilities required to achieve the strategy and bringing forth recommended technology solutions to enable these capabilities.
•Working with the GSC Technology Leader and rest of GSC Tech team, the role holder will be accountable for the Planning and Procurment strategy and portfolio. This includes running regular portfolio planning and progress updates with their business partner. Driving the development of business cases and representing the function in IT Alignment sessions. Ultimately accountable for Technology Investment funds (10+mm).
•Leads a team that is accountable for all technology solutioning for Planning and Procurement function and is accountable for innovative, strategic business solutions. These solutions are consistent with corporate strategic objectives and ensure that the function can support the needs of the growing business.
•Work collaboratively across the IT organization to ensure all technology services needs are identified in a timely way and communicated, planned and budgeted effectively. Must effectively communicate and collaborate with Brand and Region Technology teams.
•Builds teams (Pods) who oversee and manage IT governance and IT portfolio management for Global Planning and Procurement. Ensure the realization of the business strategies through technology and continued process improvements. Align tightly with the BIA organization and collaborate to ensure excellent information flow and availability to enable the best data driven, consumer connected enterprise.
•Ensures the strategic agenda is serviced by strong data and analytic services including data science, analytic productionalizing and ongoing support.
•Coordinate with technology providers to evaluate new and innovative technologies and service offerings. Responsible for the teams who develop business requirements, coordinates with enterprise architects (enterprise, solution, information….) to ensure new services and solutions align with roadmaps.
•Work closely with the Global, Regional and local Strategic Business Partners to balance enterprise efficiencies with local
•Drive an Agile mindset and delivery culture throughout the business function, advocating speed and agility and act as a change agent within the function for Agile adoption.
•Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience with building and developing teams
•Act as a Functional Technology Leader – demonstrating outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, ability influence and provide technology thought leadership to the Planning and Procurement Leadership and act as a trusted advisor.
•Highly collaborative relationship building skills with various internal and external stakeholders
•Must demonstrate a high sense of urgency to influence changes and drive outcomes from conception to delivery
•Effective business communicator, with high emotional quotient and excellent executive presence. Candidate should be an effective story-teller and be able to swiftly align and mobilize disparate teams by setting a vision common goal.
•Experience and demonstrated success leading and delivering large, global transformation programs enabled by technology. Global implementation experience in core technologies such as SAP ERP (S4 ideally); Ariba; direct supplier collaborations tools; IBP and end to end planning systems.
•Expertise in application design/architecture, integration architecture development, enterprise application integration, and integration technologies solutions and standards.
•Demonstrates technical domain experience and expertise in a number of key areas – Procurement tools (direct and indirect); as well as planning systems (from New Product launch planning to manufacturing scheduling)
•Drive outstanding insights and innovative game-changing opportunities through data science and analytics.
•Hands on experience and demonstrated success in leading digital solutions and familiarity with new technologies (AI, IoT, analytics) and how they can be exploited to give ELC a competitive advantage
•Competent in new technology evaluation, ability to support technical change management and provide thought leadership skills in integration technologies, tools and services
•Ideally have demonstrated relationships with best in class software vendors including cloud and platform vendors
•Solid understanding of supply chain processes End to End; specially in planning and procurement areas
•Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking abilities. Experience in using data and data science to drive quantitative analysis and break-through outcomes.
•Intense focus on business outcomes, demonstrating the ability to have material impacts on core business measures: e.g.: Inventory; Order Fill Rate, Forecast Accuracy; Attainment; Fill Rate, Asset Utilization; Cost Optimization
•Continuously is learning and is curious. Keeps abreast of best in class supply chain practices and is familiar with the competitive practices and technologies.
•High proficiency in supply chain fundamentals and clearly understand how technology can help not only supporting daily processing but also enabling transformation
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