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Indirect Purchasing Manager - Marketing

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 03-12-18
  • Sector: Category Management, Distribution, Logistics, Procurement Operations, Procurement, Procurement Processes, Planning, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/03/2018
What You'll do: 
  • Drives the development of new products, programs, and services as business needs dictate. 
  • Develops sourcing strategies to ensure business continuity and contingency planning (e.g., second sourcing.) 
  • Assess and understand forecasting methodology to develop appropriate purchasing strategy to minimize cost of potential errors. 
  • Strategically sources suppliers for development and roll-out using the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. 
  • Works with internal business partners and suppliers to develop specifications, drawings, and statements of work 
  • Develops and executes negotiation strategy; responsible for driving the entire contract process (creation, negotiation, execution) and implementation while ensuring appropriate levels of management engagement and approval. 
  • Performs Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis.
  • Incorporates value engineering principles into sourcing activities. 
  • Supports supplier business reviews to drive continuous improvement. 
  • Proactively drives and manages strategic relationships with suppliers and business partners to support current and future requirements. 
  • Assesses and understands the financial and strategic impact of new and existing business initiatives (i.e. Media Optimization, Capital Project ROI, etc.). 
  • Identifies supply base issues, analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities and associated risk. 
  • Develops solutions and gains consensus in resolving issues or mitigating supply base risks. 
  • Educates business partners and team members on the intricacies of total cost management and the importance of each component. 
  • Aware of the importance of timing, politics, and group processes. 
  • Project trends and visualizes possible and probable futures and their implications. 
  • Accomplishes goals through strong business acumen, analytical processes, constant follow-up and accountability. 
  • Is aware of the business environment at all points of the distribution process. (Consumer, retailer, distributor, supplier). 
  • Ability to assess alternatives in terms of their financial, psychological, and strategic advantages and disadvantages. 
  • Analyzes supply chain flow, identifies bottlenecks, problem areas, and critical control points and drives/influences innovative solutions. 
  • Leads new system and process initiatives cross-functionally to increase the value delivered by procurement (e.g., lean, value engineering, etc.). 
  • Identifies and executes total cost savings across the supply chain. 
  • Leads internal business partners and suppliers to create an efficient integrated supply chain on a national scale.
  • Researches, evaluates, develops, and implements leading edge supplier management tools and techniques. 
  • Acts as a role model for supplier management, driving a continuous improvement mind-set for improved performance in quality, service, innovation, and cost. 
  • Creates vision and strategy for major commodities (including total spend analysis), and formally presents recommendations on an annual basis for Senior Management review and approval for continuous improvement to the end to end supply chain. 
  • Completes supplier and commodity capacity reviews. 
  • Develops models to evaluate how commodities impact total cost in the extended supply chain. 
  • Prepares, communicates and educates internal business partners on changes in commodity trends, policies, and practices. 
What We're Looking For: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. 
  • APICS or ISM certification desired. 
  • 8-10 overall years in Purchasing, Sourcing, and/or Supply Chain Management
  • 5+ years in Indirect Buying, Contract Negotiations, and Supplier Management
  • Project Management experience a must
  • Cross-functional Team Management Experience required
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