We are looking for a Global Procurement Director, who will oversee the company’s global procurement team, and manage the company’s ongoing procurement operations.
This role will also lead the planning and execution of any key operational transactions and assist to develop medium term procurement strategy collaboratively with other departments.
The role encompasses ensuring compliance with the company’s code of conduct, business policies, budgets and with goal to achieve in cost savings or material cost efficiencies over short and medium term.
⦁Establish company policies and procedures for purchasing and ensure compliance
⦁Establish strategic requirements, review and negotiate major contracts involving large dollar amounts with public cloud providers, vendors globally for marketing programs, IT, software, travel, offices and related costs
⦁Develop and evaluate global procurement team to ensure the efficient operation and best practices of the function
⦁Supplier Management - building first rate professional relationships with suppliers and managing their performance
⦁Cost management- identifying areas of and achieving potential cost reduction globally across all departments.
⦁Inventory Management- keeping detailed records of purchases. Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.
⦁Ad Hoc reporting & special projects as needed
⦁Lead all efforts of opening new offices or expansion globally
⦁10 years’ experience in similar role, with deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing contracts which include large IT, enterprise software and global marketing events, conferences and programs
⦁Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors) and understanding of supply chain procedures
⦁Hands on experience planning, negotiating, and building relationships with public cloud providers AMS, Azure or Google
⦁Hands-on experience with purchasing enterprise software and related deployment services (e.g. ERP, Sales Tools, BI, business apps)
⦁Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
⦁Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and enterprise ERP applications
⦁Strong verbal and written communication skills
⦁Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills
⦁Strong interpersonal skills, team player, experience working in cross-cultural environments
⦁Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholdersAbility to work independently with minimal supervision, motivated self-starter
⦁Tax knowledge is preferable
⦁Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics or related field