Ref No.: 17-06598
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/22/2017
Role: Sourcing & Procurement Process Lead
Title : Principal
Location: USA
Job Description:
Your key areas of responsibilities will include:
  • Drive workshops with sourcing & procurement business teams to understand their current business processes, tools & technologies
  • Knowledge of the best practices and industry benchmarks in the sourcing and procurement domain
  • Adept at doing a process maturity assessment and create a best practice fit scorecard
  • Able to effectively guide client on the improvement areas in terms of business process re-engineering
  • Diagnose the solution design configured in the client's procurement tools and suggest improvements/enhancements to address their business problems
  • KPI benchmarking against industry benchmarks and provide recommendations
  • Expert in developing a procurement transformation roadmap for the client that lists down potential improvement areas in business process, enhancements to existing procurement tools, recommendation to implement a procurement tool that would best fit the client's needs, data analysis, analytics and user adoption alongwith business benefits
Presenting the recommendation roadmap to the client's procurement leadership – VP/CPO

  • 10+ years of consulting industry experience in procurement and sourcing in multiple industry verticals like Automotive, Client, Telecom, Apparel & Footwear, Paper & Packaging, Office Furniture, Medical Devices, Chemicals and High Tech industries
  • 7+ years of rich business experience in areas of strategic sourcing, procurement, logistics, spare parts management and sales administration in multiple organizations
  • Dynamic seasoned result oriented procurement professional with right blend of consulting and business experience
  • A thought leader in Sourcing and Procurement area
  • Well rounded experience spanning North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Experience in delivering / leveraging technology-based solutions for enhancing Procurement efficiency and effectiveness would be a definite advantage. You should be a thought leader in the Procurement space, someone who easily commands the respect of customer CPOs. You should be intimately aware of the current and future challenges our customers face in this space and have a strong streak of innovation as part of your core DNA.
  • Strong knowledge of core Procurement concepts and principles and an intimate understanding of current trends in this area
  • Proven experience of delivering transformation through Procurement business applications (SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Zycus, Coupa, etc.) or leading a program of similar nature on the customer side
  • Excellent customer handling skills and the ability to win customers trust and confidence based on your expertise in the Procurement area
    A strong Consulting approach that allows you to accurately seek the right level of information, perform appropriate analyses and then present the outcome in a easily consumable format, tailored to an Executive audience
  • Good experience in leading and managing teams, especially those that are geographically distributed
Uncompromising attitude towards achieving results and an infectious level of energy

Preferred Educational Qualifications:
Graduate in Engineering (any discipline) with a post-graduation in Business Administration.  As a recognized practitioner in Sourcing space, a CPSM Certification would be a definite advantage.