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Director of Indirect Strategic Sourcing

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Boston, United States

  • Report to the CFO

  • Lead and Build a global team

About Our Client

Director of Indirect Strategic Sourcing is a role within a fast growing medical device and services company.

Job Description

The Director of Indirect Strategic Sourcing responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of a complex, client-site business engagement, responsible for services delivery, client satisfaction, contractual compliance, achievement of revenue targets and P&L performance, plus driving account growth opportunities
  • Devise category management strategies for all indirect spend categories with a core immediate focus on Transportation, Facilities and Real Estate Spend. while building consensus with client business stakeholders and direct sourcing strategies for a broad set of indirect categories including (but not limited to) marketing, marketing services and print
  • Build comprehensive negotiation plans to support strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Lead and ensure effective operations of onsite and offsite teams procuring goods and services on behalf of our client with a heavy focus on analysis, technology, compliance, reporting and negotiation planning
  • Ensure effective implementation and operation of systems that automates the Procure to Pay process and spend analytics
  • Leverage offsite team of strategic sourcing experts to drive additional savings opportunities and effectively manage vendor partners to maintain the highest standards for quality and delivery
  • Develop and present strategic initiatives that drive innovation and value to our Clients and the business in order to:
    • Improve processes to reduce cycle time and/or cost and improve quality
    • Identify specifications improvement and value engineering to drive cost containment and savings
    • Facilitate communication between client business units, internal stakeholders and suppliers for effective operation and delivery
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support to onsite and cross-functional teams to ensure they understand their roles and interdependence in the delivery of sustainable services
  • Create procurement and requisitioning standard operating procedures to ensure procurement activities comply with best in class policies and procedures including legal and regulatory
  • Build and effectively maintain relationships within all organizational levels, including the C-Suite, delivering on client service objectives
  • Learn and adapt to client's culture while maintaining cultural standards of the business
  • Understand industry trends and growth sectors for business expansion considerations
  • Facilitate communication between client business units, internal stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Identify trends and develop solutions for problems causing under-delivery
  • Drive specification improvements and cost containment and savings opportunities

The Successful Applicant

    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years or progressive leadership experience in strategic sourcing & procurement across a broad set of categories but must have Global Logistics, Real Estate, and Facilities experience.
    • Strategic sourcing background
    • Experience with inventory management, requisitioning, fulfillment and distribution
    • Demonstrated success in managing vendors, negotiating and managing high-value contracts
    • Analytically adept with the ability to interpret complex data for informed decision-making and to assess results

What's on Offer

Lead and grow a team of Indirect Sourcing professionalsWork for a rapid growth business.

Boston MA based


More Info / Apply

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