Job TG559: Director of Indirect Materials

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Highlights of Director of Indirect Materials Position

Those looking to help develop a world class strategic sourcing organization will find this role to be challenging and fulfilling.  Our client is a Fortune 500 global leader that needs a professional to help lead this effort.  The incumbent will not only have corporate exposure, but will also influence via management.  The incumbent will act as a change agent and will lead the effort to develop polices and practices.  This will call on the skills needed to persuade key stake holders as to the necessity of the changes you believe are necessary to take the team to the world class level.

Company Information

The client is an industry leader in technology.  In addition to strong consumer brand awareness, the success of this company can be seen in its longevity, stability and financial success.  Its financial strength is reflected in its strong listing on the Fortune 500 list. More than 1 million businesses worldwide use their products, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500.

Key Responsibilities of Director of Indirect Materials Position

In addition to those mentioned above:

  • Development of commodity strategies that support business requirements and leverage best in class pricing for client
  • Assess need for internal versus outsourced versus third party expertise by commodity to have the optimal re-sourcing profile by commodity
  • Be recognized as a partner to the various business and functions representing value added procurement expertise in terms of supplier/service alternatives, contract and business negotiations and best in class terms and pricing
  • Put in place appropriate metrics, set direction and provide feedback for continuous improvement for resources (internal and external)

Qualifications and/or Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of indirect procurement experience within an organization that supports Lean – Candidate will have had a progressive career with challenging assignments
  • Proven track record of developing category/commodity strategies and proven best in class performance on service and price from the selected supply base
  • Knowledge and experience of procurement tools such as e-auctions, benchmarking, data analytics, etc
  • Looking for a leader, someone to lead a category
  • Commodity exposure: IT experience – Software, Voice Data, Hardware, Telecom, Desktop, Wireless.  Will also look at individual who has Professional Services, Travel, and HR experience
  • Management experience a must
  • Change agent – Be able to drive change within the organization
  • Looking for someone to come with a disciplined process and develop a strategy/process for indirect group

Teldar Group
About the Author:

The Teldar Group is an Executive Search and Recruiting Firm specializing in placing professionals in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain positions.

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