Manages sourcing and purchasing strategies aimed at reducing cost, minimizing risk, and optimizing business processes.
Determines and helps businesses manage demand and supplier capacity.
Manages regional, commodity, and/or new product purchasing teams.
Promotes alignment of purchasing strategy with business unit and supply chain goals.
Identifies, plans, and implements continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
Builds strong relationships with key suppliers.
Validates sourcing and contract activities of sourcing teams.
Fosters communication among key purchasing stakeholders across business units and functions.
Drives total cost reductions across the entire supply chain.
Establishes purchasing target process and oversees teams delivery against those targets.
Identifies opportunities and leads continuous improvement activities within key processes.
Leads, manages and coaches teams; provides active feedback and delivers recommendations for training and development opportunities among staff members