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Category Sourcing Manager - M&A Procurement

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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Job Title

Category Sourcing Manager - M&A Procurement

Job Description

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request.  You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Co-develop the Category strategy and lead the development of the NAM Sourcing / M&A Procurement value chain for Philips. We are redefining the way we handle indirect procurement, and we would like you to be part of it and lead our efforts through

You are responsible for

  • The strategic procurement (category sourcing) of the several Categories for the NAM region including IT Services, HR Services, Legal, TRAVEL and Consultancy services coming from new acquired Procurement activities towards indirect spend

  • You lead and will be accountable for the end-to-end M&A Procurement performance, and due diligence of current spend/Supplier contracts led out of the NAM region

  • You will contribute to a high-performance team culture to adopt innovation and encourage others through your behavior: being open, adventurous, inclusive and committed to the Philips Business Systems and values.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement local category sourcing strategy

  • Develop and support Supplier Relationships, Performance and Contracting based on clear targets and ongoing Business Review Meetings with key suppliers received from upcoming acquisitions.

  • Support and co-lead a team of strong procurement professionals, supporting their performance and goals.

  • Define and run a strong funnel approach of Procurement (Price) and Demand (Quantity) initiatives based on contracts and suppliers to be received from acquisitions

  • Program manages the execution of the Q-Funnel in alignment with Business, Markets and Functions

  • Plan and perform Supply Base Optimization actions (sourcing savings), identifying quick wins and short term goals

  • Plan and execute negotiation roadmaps with suppliers by applying outstanding negotiation skill set.

You are a part of

  • The Spend Management organization within the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC). Spend Management covers the procurement activities of all indirect (non-product related) materials and services within Philips covering such areas as logistics, industrial, real estate, marketing, IT, facility management, and travel.

  • As we spend approximately €5 billion annually on indirect services and products, this organization plays a key role to achieve Philips’ critical metrics. A Spend Management transformation has been started recently to ensure that Philips gets the most value out of every euro spent. You have an opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and multi-functional team, seeking to create a significant impact on our company.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent

  • 7+ years of experience in Strategic/Category Sourcing, Commodity Management and/or Procurement Engineering or comparable roles.

  • Strategic sourcing experience in Services, such as IT, HR and overall indirect services Procurement (Legal, Consultancy, Travel, etc)

  • Shown capability in running sophisticated global suppliers on senior management and executive level.

  • Proven track record in achieving outstanding negotiation results by applying creativity and innovation in your negotiation approach.

  • Experience in supplier strategy development

  • Exceptional Communication and Negotiations skills (e.g. Game Theory)

  • Independent problem solver with strong networking & influencing skills on senior business management and executive levels (internal and external)

  • Dynamic, inclusive and inspiring leader who can lead virtual teams

  • English and Spanish (as a plus)

  • Comfortable with 10-15% travel

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.






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