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Indirect Senior Sourcing Manager

Company: Mars
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

[Insert short summary of role - approximately 1 paragraph]What are we looking for?Responsible to direct, instruct and supervise the procurement of indirect services and materials, such as Sales and Marketing, Logistics, including distribution, factory services, MRO, Capital, Corporate and general services for the North America region.Responsible for administration in this area including:

  • Change & project management of organizational transformations.
  • Annual savings plan development and execution
  • Leadership presentations and proposals
  • Reporting of financials, current and forecasted
  • Opportunity identification
  • Develop spend visibility
  • Drive program governance
  • Personnel development and management
  • Development and implementation of policies, governance protocols, systems & controls as well as best practices.This role is responsible for identifying and delivering value chain optimization opportunities and ensures that the team acts as the first line of escalation on issues between suppliers and the business, operating the supplier relationship management process with suppliers.The job holder will provide leadership for activity management of implementation of an indirect program across the region. He/She will manage the implementation of new processes and procedures, governance and all activities related to change management. The capability to lead and interact with leadership to drive this change will be vital to the role.What will be your key responsibilities?
    • Deliver savings through actively challenging vendor pricing, revising specifications, initiating cost savings opportunities and implementing new negotiating strategies by securing price, capacity & service levels.
    • Develop and deliver business plans in conjunction with Commercial strategy and Business Owner strategies by applying a wide range of sourcing tools (e.g. negotiation, e-procurement, strategic collaboration, etc.)
    • Manage, coach and lead a team of associates, support them in their developments, ensure they have clear objectives and that they deliver them
    • Drive & manage the team engagement
    • Ensures compliance with proper procedures, policies, systems and controls
    • Identifies and manages supplier collaboration initiatives (ie continuous improvement programs, clear KPI settings, Service level agreements, process optimization ---)
    • Ensure effective risk management of the supply base, through robust contracts and monitoring of financial and other KPIs. Implement corrective actions as appropriate.
    • Manage all related commercial, financial & ethical aspects of projects
    • Continuous improvement upon the business processes that currently exist through measurement with current best of class analysis and benchmarking exercises.
    • Coordinate and facilitate the communication process between all functions to ensure the efficient and effective flow of the information required to run the business.
    • Continually review new processes and Vendor base to ensure new supply opportunities exist.
    • Establish & maintain relationships with Finance directors, department directors (plant manager, marketing director, sales director, supply chain director and others), and their teams to ensure understanding of their needs and to facilitate the appropriate level of challenge.
    • Participate in external forums and associations
    • Carries out supplier performance reviews on a regular basis for in scope categories
    • Determines when regional strategies are not possible and if a local approach is necessary
    • Work in collaboration with other region's buying managers
    • Influences clients to align with global & regional buying strategyWhat can you expect from Mars?
      • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
      • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
      • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
      • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Keywords: Mars, Saint Charles , Indirect Senior Sourcing Manager, Executive , Saint Charles, Missouri

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