SCM Advisor, Corporate Function

SCM Advisor, Corporate Function 
Duration: 6 month(s)+
Location: Chicago IL

SCM Advisor

Reporting to Associate Director, Procurement, this position is responsible for hands-on management of a Procurement team, involving team leadership, collaboration with key business leadership and stakeholders, formulating value realization and customer satisfaction strategies, developing procurement programs and approaches for multiple categories in Corporate Function areas (including Sustainability, Legal, Finance, Accounting, and Insurance), with a focus on balancing superior service to internal business clients with maximized value for the company of items/services purchased. 
This position will drive the Business Unit strategy and agenda across Corporate Indirect Procurement through effective communication and interaction within the company. 
The selected individual will be responsible for overseeing a small team of focused procurement individuals chartered with developing and maturing Supplier relationships to insure targeted departmental and company objectives are met. 
Duties of the position will include supporting management’s vision for the execution of Procurements multi-year plan; executing the procurement life cycle for categories personally accountable as well as oversight for direct reports’ categories of accountability; participation in frequent steering meetings to measure and discuss supplier performance relative to  performance expectation; developing Continuous Improvement strategies for the responsible categories and directing resources relating to project management; executing strategies that will develop the supplier- relationship, while continuously fostering this model to support proactive technology and innovation ideas that will ensure the competitiveness of  in the marketplace. 
This position will also be responsible for measuring and reporting category savings on a quarterly basis. 
This will include a savings analysis compared to established goals and objectives for the category. 
This position will be responsible for monitoring commodity market activity and conditions to determine overall strategy to eliminate the cost impact to the Company. 
This position will require market forecasting for budgets and analyzing budget versus actual costs. 
Additional Job Details: 
Key competency expectations: Procurement 
Understands deeply and can utilize most procurement processes, tools, and systems 
Executes & oversees lifecycle management process 
Understands deeply category planning, development & execution 
Requires limited guidance Negotiations
Applies negotiation techniques and tools in most situations 
Executes & oversees negotiation process 
Requires limited guidance Category Knowledge 
Understands deeply and can utilize most category management processes and tools 
Prior hands-on work with suppliers in the subject area 
Develops sourcing plans and strategies 
Requires limited guidance Financial Knowledge 
Comprehends and draws insights from most financial data, statements, and models 
Requires limited guidance Contractual 
Executes complex contracts in accordance with policies and processes 
Requires limited guidance Risk Management 
Rigorously identifies, prioritizes, mitigates, and monitors risks Customer Relations 
Works well with multiple customers Develops and applies a well-defined, thorough approach to customer relationship management independently 
High level of Executive acumen Supplier Relations 
Works well with multiple suppliers 
Develops and executes against a robust supplier relationship strategy independently Project Management 
Deep knowledge and experience with project management processes and tools 
Ability to manage complex projects independently Financial Analysis 
Assesses the viability, stability, and profitability of complex initiatives / projects 
Requires limited guidance Communication 
Writes effective business communications independently and adjusts style for intended audience 
Effectively presents own work in both informal and formal settings Effectively balances candor and collaboration to achieve results Category Expertise 
Possesses a general understanding of category dynamics and drivers with deep expertise in multiple areas Advanced Analytics 
Assesses data accuracy, validity, and integrity 
Understands or performs most advanced statistical analysis Process Excellence 
Participates as a Six Sigma project team member 
Reviews process improvements for projects Professional Development
Effectively manages and leads employees 
Sought after by peers and junior employees for coaching; recognized as a people developer an emerging leader 
Active and effective mentor 
Education: Bachelor's degree; agriculture business, business administration, economics, law, or engineering preferred. 
10+ years of experience in related field; strong technical and operational knowledge of manufacturing processes; familiarity with business and contract law as applied to supplier relationships required; Animal science/husbandry experience will enhance position effectiveness. Exposure to global sourcing is a plus. 
Computer Skills: 
Standard computer skills; experience in spreadsheet, database and statistical analysis are necessary. 

Communication Skills: 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; formal presentations are required. 

Special Skills: 
Strong negotiating skills; ability to multi-task, attention to detail, organized; exemplary customer service skills; judgment to handle confidential information and challenging business situations; ability to lead and influence others; effective and proven strategic planning, project management, problem solving, leadership and team building skills. Supervisory: Responsible for supervising a group of personnel who perform different tasks and activities. 
Travel: 12 or fewer trips a year. 

Thanks and Regards,
APN Software Services, Inc
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510 870 1008  Fax 510-623-5055 

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