This position is part of the Global Process Owner Team which is responsible for developing, monitoring, and driving change to achieve standardized, compliant and optimized processes and solutions across Category management, Source to Contract and Supplier Relationship Management functions at Procurement Plus. This includes regularly assessing new requirements to drive a prioritized set of projects to improve the process, measurement and related tools in collaboration with delivery and other stakeholder groups. The GPO Project Lead collaborates with category management, sourcing, shared services, business stakeholders, technology groups and client stakeholders to ensure effective planning and execution of these initiatives relying on best practices, previous practical experience gained being a practitioner as well as good project management. It is also expected that the GPO Project Lead would familiarize his herself with responsible buying, sustainability and risk related requirements and support driving these principles into process execution.
Understand and apply Source to Contract best practices, metrics and related tools
Understand savings methodologies and drive their practical application in the sourcing and contracting process
Work collaboratively with stakeholders to determine specifics in the process including measurement, metrics, targets, thresholds and exceptions even at local or category level
Monitor process performance, and identify standardization and improvement opportunities
Identify technology gaps and drive process simplification and automation
Lead, support and execute improvement and transformation projects as required
6 years experience in sourcing or related function
Relevant project management experience
Excellent command of English is a must
Bachelor s degree or equivalent work experience
Deep understanding of savings methodologies and sourcing contracting best practices
Proven ability to work creatively, analytically and drive problem solving with difficult stakeholders
Proven success in contributing to a team oriented, virtual, diverse, multi cultural environment
Excellent communication and soft skills
Project management skills and experience is preferred
Good MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills is a must
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