Director, Global Procurement - Transportation & Logistics - Morton Grove , Illinois, United States, 60053

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies.
  • Monitor the performance of all supply activities against the goals and identify countermeasures.
  • Liaise with other senior executives / clients across the organization to ensure procurement strategies and activities are integrated with other parts of the business and aligned with the overall objectives.
  • Assess, define, develop execute and deliver savings for assigned categories.
  • Portfolio analysis, define, create and implement T&L and technology roadmaps, supplier pricing strategy, supply base optimization for strategic categories
  • Monitor the performance of the key logistic providers and conduct quarterly business reviews
  • Define and implement SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) with carriers and sites.
  • Leverage and influence company policy.
  • Lead KPI based resource assignment.
  • Recruit and develop talent (as required) within the global procurement organization, including Global & Regional category managers and strategic sourcing specialists.
  • Mentor individuals within the global procurement organization including project management, supplier development and VAVE.
  • Research, negotiate, maintain, monitor, and regularly evaluate relationships and contracts with external suppliers so the organization has a reliable supply of goods and services that meet its standards of quality, timeliness and cost.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing a global T&L category strategic plan via a work team.
  • Must possess Transportation & Logistics / Professional Services category knowledge in addition to strong program and project management skills.
  • Adept at negotiation techniques, presentation skills, and training in lean manufacturing required - Lean Six Sigma certification desirable.
  • 10+ years of experience in global or T&L matured in both manufacturing and freight forwarding industry.
  • Experience in 4PL. (Control Towers)
  • BS in Business or Supply Chain - MBA preferred.
  • Drive Change Management initiatives, intelligent risk taking while managing risk, managerial courage and willing to make hard, fact based decisions - comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Prior global/international business experience required; must be knowledgeable, adept, and proactive in identifying, developing, and capitalizing on international opportunities.
  • Maintain, build, and grow supplier relationships, cultural sensitivity/communication/global thinking.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, team building, delegation, and communication skills.
  • Excellent business acumen - analytical and quantitative skills.
  • English fluency required and multi-lingual capability preferred.
  • Significant travel of up to 50% likely.
  • Customer and Internal Clients first - Driven by the need to understand and meet the expectations / requirements of customers and Internal Clients. Proactively builds strong relationships across the customer network. Personally builds / maintains strong relationships across the customer network.
  • Managing change - Develops a shared vision and strategy for change. Delivers change whilst managing the interface between "day to day" and improvement projects. Tenacious in the pursuit of change goals.
  • Problem solving & decision making - Defines problems, systematically gathers and analyses data, identifies cause & effects and establishes root causes & achievable solutions. Makes good and timely decisions.
  • Drive for results - Is passionate about and perseveres in the pursuit of challenging stretch goals. Demonstrates energy, drive and enthusiasm when striving to accomplish and improve results.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness - Flexible use of accomplished interpersonal behaviors that facilitate in building trust and engagement amongst others whilst reducing the opportunity for conflict.
  • Willing and able to handle difficult conversations in a positive manner.