Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

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New York, New York, United States
Apply by 20 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 May 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req989
Job Title: Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Overview Summary:
Manage a portfolio of strategic sourcing indirect categories and projects. Establish strong collaborative relationships with senior leaders in Programs and functional areas to align around category strategies and project requirements, scopes, and timelines. Develop or update a sourcing strategy for each category as appropriate. Partner with global and regional Programs and offices to drive procurement through the supply chain team and eliminate unmanaged spend. Establish long-term agreements where feasible to reduce transactional work and obtain optimal quality, service, price, and other terms. Advise and enable Country Programs in their sourcing projects as appropriate. Develop beneficial partnerships with global and regional suppliers and other organizations.

Indirect sourcing categories may include marketing services, IT and telecommunication equipment, systems, and services, consulting services, financial systems and services, human resource systems and services, office supplies, equipment, and services, and other indirect categories of goods and services. Specific responsibilities include facilitation of sourcing initiatives and projects with Programs, development of category strategies, supplier negotiation with suppliers, establishment and maintenance of supplier relationships, and leadership of business reviews with suppliers and internal stakeholders. A portion of the total category spend and supplier-base in each category is managed by decentralized Country Program supply chain teams; however, the Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement must communicate and offer global strategy, oversight, and support.

Major Responsibilities:
* Establish strong collaborative relationships with internal groups including Programs, regional/country offices, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, and others
* Develop category strategies, supported by market and industry analyses
* Lead each sourcing project: facilitate team meetings; manage and document the RFX process
* Establish and maintain supplier relationships, and facilitate periodic business reviews to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities
* Manage complex projects from conception through implementation, including change management
* Prepare analyses of spend data, category supplier bases, and cost models

Key Working Relationships:
* Internal: Global Supply Chain; Headquarters Programs; Country Programs; Finance, Legal, and others
* External: Suppliers, Industry Associations
* Reports to: Senior Director, Global Procurement

Job Requirements
* Excellent problem solving, communication, and influencing skills within a matrix environment
* Eight to ten years of sourcing experience in a range of indirect spend categories
* Significant expertise in contract negotiation and supplier relationship management
* Advanced and proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers
* General knowledge of applicable sourcing, planning, and logistics laws and regulations
* NGO experience preferred, including understanding of institutional donors’ (USAID, DFID, ECHO, and others) procurement policies
* Proven project management and process improvement experience
* Ability to establish supplier specifications in conjunction with subject experts, measure and drive conformance to specifications, and manage internal and supplier relationships to achieve desired results
* Strength in meeting or exceeding project milestones and deliverables, while multitasking and prioritizing
* Ability to provide fact-based strategy and sourcing recommendations
* Experienced user of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ERPs
* Bachelor’s degree required

Working Environment: Office work environment.Travel less than 10%

About the Organization

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 27 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

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