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Strategic Sourcing Manager, Indirect Spend

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Benefits: 401K, PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision etc. Introduction: Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with -179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients--- energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.-- Position Purpose: Responsible for identifying, developing and executing cost reduction plans and long term agreements in several assigned indirect spend categories. Manage preferred vendor relationships in assigned indirect spend categories for North America. Must be able to work in a national, multi-business unit matrix organization and support national supplier implementations. Lead and support cross-functional strategic sourcing teams that are accountable for execution and implementation of sourcing strategies. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business partners to create and execute category plans utilizing ---best in class--- strategic sourcing strategies and methods--
  • Lead cross functional team sourcing projects through all key phases such as data collection & analysis, strategy development, RFx, award recommendation, contract negotiation & execution, and implementation--
  • Drive continuous improvement in process, price, service, etc. through effective category management
  • Present strategies, project updates, and recommendations to senior leadership guiding the business through the decision making process and securing buy-in with persuasive communication
  • Develop and achieve category specific goals and objectives, including category compliance strategies for sites that have competing priorities--
  • Study and track market dynamics to determine impact on cost, quality and risk--
  • Manage key supplier relationships and optimize supply base--
  • Negotiate contracts and collaborate with legal to establish optimal terms and conditions, pricing and key performance indicators--
  • Monitor and report category-specific savings and performance metrics--
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual supplier reviews--
  • Perform related duties as required
    • Manage and develop a high performing team through ongoing performance reviews, skills assessments, training and performance improvement plans as needed QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
      • Bachelor---s degree in a business or technical field such as: supply chain, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, science, etc.
      • MBA a PLUS
      • Minimum of 5 years strategic sourcing or procurement experience
      • 1 year or more of direct people management experience is a PLUS
      • Demonstrated success sourcing several categories of goods and services such as: Maintenance and operating supplies, Energy, chemicals and related commodities, IT products and services, Professional services, Truck fleet equipment and parts, Safety supplies, Temporary labor and equipment rental, etc.-------- Certification:
        • NA Job Specific Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
          • Track record of building relationships with stakeholders across a large, matrix organization
          • Exceptional negotiation skills
          • Strong and positive interpersonal skills with a customer-service mentality
          • Able to identify and manage projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive results
          • Demonstrated proficiency influencing people, problem solving and decision making
          • Excellent communication and project management skills
          • Strong leadership and people management skills
          • Advanced analytical, Excel and PowerPoint skills
          • Successful sourcing of greater than $20M in spend
          • Knowledge and experience using ERP P2P Systems such as Oracle, SAP, J. D. Edwards, etc.
          • Knowledge and experience of e-sourcing tools and techniques such as online RFx---s and online reverse auctions About Veolia: Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.-- We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.---- We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Houston , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Indirect Spend, Executive , Houston, Texas

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