Indirect Senior Sourcing Manager
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 10, 2022
[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
- 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
- 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
- Drive & manage the team engagement
- Ensures compliance with proper procedures, policies, systems
- 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
- 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
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