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Chief Procurement Officer – Based in Indianapolis


Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Procurement Officer will drive the process from demand management (via stakeholder management) that then drives supply analysis/strategy, supplier identification, tendering, contract negotiation, monitoring and delivery planning, purchase execution as well as ongoing performance management and improvement.

Responsibilities will include:

-              Development of organizational procurement strategy

-              Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes including leadership of high value/strategic sourcing efforts

-              Management of business process outsourcing activities

-              Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities

-              Selection and management of procurement systems

-              Management of sourcing, contracting, transactional, purchasing, supplier management, and internal procurement support activities

-              Working closely with teams across other business functions and initiatives

-              Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement

Experience and Skills:

-              Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Finance, Operations, Engineering or a related area, with a master’s degree preferred.

-              Between seven to ten years senior supply management experience within an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) environment

-              Proven track record of delivering large savings

-              Strong leadership and negotiation skills

-              Team player at executive levels to collaborate with business units

-              Solid operational management and general business skills

-              Excellent communication and listening skills

-              In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles

-              Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals

-              Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements

* Position holders must hold the necessary documentation to live and work in the US

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  • Job reference:
    REF 485485

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  • Status:
    Collecting CVs
  • Primary job focus:
    Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Job type:
    Full Time
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