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The PMO is responsible for overseeing various efforts across the organization (Strategy, Governance, Value Creation and Procurement Effectiveness) and will help identify, monitor and report against the Indirect Procurement transformation and strategies. This person will also be responsible for bridging communication, governance and process when required. They will need to have exceptional communication and organization skills to convey and be able to effectively highlight risks, bottlenecks, critical path and resource constraints occurring within the organization and key projects. This person will work closely with different stakeholders to bring standard best practices, increase efficiency and sustainability for the department in addition to daily exposure and partnering with the IP Leadership Team.
Monitor and report against the strategies and goals of the Indirect Procurement area to achieve short and long-term value creation opportunities and deliver business priorities and targets, taking into account corporate culture, business needs and resource capability planning.
Responsible for implementing global/regional/local cross-functional projects.
Develop IP category process changes and aligning with the change management initiatives to support implementation
Track and report on category strategies plans, SRM deliverables and monitor and report the Project pipeline activity progress
Identify and introduce standard best practices and Operating procedures to set governance and consistency aligned to IP Policy to support efficiency improvements.
Develop communication pathways to ensure clear understanding on critical activities across IP Organisation
Maintain Action Lists and monitor deliverables
Responsible for preparing draft documentation for key internal and external meetings
Maintain and provide a current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends to team members and business partners.
Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing, supplier activities, and end to end process efficiencies. Work collaboratively with team members to prioritize and drive implementation.
Support the development and implementation of training resources for the IP global team and continued refresh and communications on the options.
Act as a change agent, helping to develop a strategic point of view within the Indirect Procurement team and with partners in the Brands and other functions. Train and develop the team to think more globally.
Very importantly, act as an “ambassador” for the Company social contract, relationship and cultural values, and business ethics in dealing with colleagues, external partners, and customers. Recognize that operating within the Company culture (the “how”) is as critical as the delivery (the “what”).
Required 2 years of experience in project management planning.
Successful track record of working closely with internal and external key stakeholders.
P2P process, policy and system / technical knowledge is highly valued for this position.
Expert planning and project management skills.
Proven ability to interact with teams across Regions and functional groups.
Track record of high performance in a cross-functional team environment.
Ability to multi-task and perform under demanding and aggressive timelines while remaining focused.
Excellent written, communication and organizational skills.
Must be a high energy and effective, hands-on leader, with strong business acumen.
Must be a fact based decision maker, pragmatic, resourceful, and proactive.
Must be resilient and decisive, with excellent problem solving skills and a strong team orientation.
Must be an effective communicator who is self-motivated and able to inspire confidence and respect, motivating both direct and indirect reporting organizations.
Must enjoy learning, and be passionate about continuous improvement.
Must have a “can-do” and “will-do” attitude with respect to accomplishing goals, making the numbers, and satisfying the needs of internal and external customers.
Must exhibit the highest personal and professional ethics.
-Master’s degree or equivalent preferred. Bachelor’s degree required
-6 years experience preferred
-10-15% travel time
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