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Global Procurement Category Manager Indirect

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Hunt Valley, MD, United States

Global Procurement – Indirect 

This role will lead and manage a team (4+ direct reports) across several indirect categories (spend of $300-400M) and will report into the Senior Director Global Category Lead. 

The company is recognized for exceptional commitment to employees and offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.

This is a very exciting time for the right individual to join them as procurement grows to meet the requirements of a fast-growing business that is very entrepreneurial in its approach – in this business you will have the opportunity to really make your mark.


·       Drive a transformation in the Indirect procurement agenda, to achieve best in class value delivery

·       Managing a ~$300M - $400M spend across multiple geographies and across a broad range of spend areas (e.g. IT, professional services, real estate, ocean freight, marketing services, CAPEX).  High level of complexity and business impact

·       Managing a buying team of 4+ direct reports plus close collaboration with global and regional teams

·       Building relationships and partner key divisions and stakeholders to ascertain and understand stakeholder and business requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 

·       Developing and enforcing policies and procedures that add value within their unique business culture

·       Optimizing procurement within a culture that is entrepreneurial, quick to move and customer focused and where aligning to the company values is important (‘not just what you do but how you do it’).

·       Establishing yourself as the subject matter expert on Indirect procurement with the stakeholders to assist with the projects & service development they will be rolling out.

·       Being part of the Global Procurement leadership team with focus on creating and driving best in class Procurement Organization

·       Drive to achieve extraordinary results, for self, team and the business.



·       BS Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study

·       Minimum 8 years of experience managing a wide range of Indirect areas of spend either regionally or globally. (e.g. Marketing, logistics, factory services, professional services, Capex & POS)

·       Sharp procurement technical skills including excellent category strategy development, negotiation skills, contract drafting, financial acumen, Procure to Pay

·       Minimum 5 years of experience leading teams and direct reports. Excellent line management: Set & manage to challenge Procure team goals, coach effectively, managing & driving performance, support personal growth

·       Excellent influencing & stakeholder management skills.  Able to engage successfully from Board level to Operations equally effectively

·       Proven ability to drive and lead significant business change in a challenging, fast-paced, truly international business environment

·       Experienced managing across a matrixed environment

·       Excellent commercial instincts & business knowledge.  Experience in working with different cultures and working in global markets

·       Worked in a multi-national & multi-cultural environment

·       Exceptional communicator and influencer

·       Experience in developing best practice sourcing, governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk in fast changing environment

·       High learning agility, and committed to personal growth & learning



·       Master’s Degree in Business or related field

·       Multiple Management Board experience (internal)

·       Excellent organizational and project management skills. 

·       FMCG sector will be advantageous.

The Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. As a general policy, the Company does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.







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