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Senior Manager - Indirect Sourcing - Americas

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Nashville, Milwaukee or St. Louis, United States


Due to continued growth, this newly created position, Senior Manager – Indirect Sourcing – Americas, will drive the development and implementation of the Americas strategy for indirect strategic sourcing and provide flexible, responsive, and innovative sourcing support to the business. The role covers regional spend of indirect sourcing of about $30M.

Primary responsibilities include strategy development and tactical execution, establishing performance objectives and determining and implementing core processes to maximize the sourcing support provided to the business. Further, the role will establish group operating procedures, system support, category management, supplier selection process, negotiations, approval processes and spend control within the indirect sourcing area.

Essential duties:

  • Successfully negotiate agreements with major suppliers.
  • Build and effectively maintain relationships within all organizational levels, including the C-Suite.
  • Define group procedures and approval processes for indirect materials and services. Drive significant improvement of spend control.
  • Develop strategies, build consensus and execute detailed sourcing strategies for a broad set of indirect categories including (but not limited to) ICT, machinery/tools/equipment, marketing materials, facilities services, labor, external services, consultants, services, leasing of cars & vans plus travel.
  • Increase aggregation of spend across categories.
  • Maintain market knowledge to identify strategic opportunities to develop the current and future supplier base.
  • Collaborate with senior management to establish business objectives for the indirect sourcing function.
  • Review of vendor performance, monitoring of contract budget performance, identifying variances and recommending corrective actions.
  • Establish capabilities and direct spend analysis and report activities to: a) ensure near-real time identification of savings opportunities, b) identify non-compliant spend; c) support fact-based negotiation.
  • Audit and monitor all indirect sourcing policies and procedures to ensure relevant shared information is obtained for competitive purchasing analysis, and performance and compliance measurement
  • Potentially in the future also staff, manage and develop a high performing, motivated team of procurement professionals responsible for the development and implementation of “best in class” capabilities, processes and systems.
  • Includes responsibilities for Americas region, including all Business Regions and Business Units.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in field of business, engineering or sciences
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in procurement or supply chain.
  • Industrial manufacturing and/or Business Management experience preferred
  • Proven successful track record in major negotiations
  • Experience in use of Purchase-to-Pay systems and ERP system (Microsoft AX preferred)
  • Global supply chain knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong customer focus
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to direct the work of others
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Understands elements of Marketing, Sales, IT, Legal, HR, Logistics, Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution and R&D and their respective strategies
  • Successful track record of transforming organizations through change management, process improvement and policy enhancements
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and align with the business partners on – internal demand/process analysis, external supplier base analysis, total system cost modeling, supply strategy selection, supplier selection integration etc.
  • Possesses demonstrated knowledge of sourcing processes and technologies including e-Procurement
  • Experience managing a minimum indirect spend of $20 million preferred. 
  • Outstanding skills in stakeholder management required.
  • Seasoned in developing infrastructure of an indirect procurement organization.
  • Knowledge of formalized spend analytics preferred.
  • Well versed in establishing procurement metrics.
  • Quantitative approach to decision making.
  • Extensive knowledge of procure-to-pay process preferred.







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