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Procurement Skills and Best Practices
Information Services & Technology
The Buyer, Indirect Procurement is responsible for leading the sourcing of ~$70 million in Indirect spend for the McCain Foods Company. This person supports the sourcing strategy development by leading tactics and key activities for a portion of the indirect category (i.e. Information Services and Technology). This position is responsible for leading supplier relationship development, including monitoring performance versus expectations. The Buyer will recommend and implement business allocations.
The Buyer will bring leadership on market knowledge, influencing business needs and commercial results to the company. Must have in-depth knowledge of:
The Buyer, Indirect Procurement will lead the overall supplier relationship strategy for their spend area, ensuring proper commercial treatment of suppliers by reinforcing policy, ethics and our strategic approach with suppliers and with other company departments. This role will need to understand Procurement Systems and Processes to ensure proper procurement transactions are followed. Engage and collaborate cross region with peers and other team members of the Indirect category and IS Team to deliver best practices and accelerated results. Responsibilities IncludeDrive cost focused strategy for Indirect spend area
Contribute and lead execution of sourcing plans and strategies to deliver ongoing cost savings targets
Delivery of Sustainable Cost Advantage Program
Build supplier relationship program for the relative markets to deliver significant value for McCain Foods
Ensure company purchases in the spend pool comply with company internal controls requirements
Build strong client relationships with the McCain team in the IS category.
Ensures proper stewardship for Procurement Transactions in the Indirect Category.
Ensure Coupa is updated and maintained for the Global Procurement Team
Qualifications Include Bachelor's degree (preferably in business or engineering). Master's Degree would be an asset.
Minimum 3-5 years' procurement experience, preferably in indirect spend areas. Willing to consider 1-2 years' experience, with relevant Indirect procurement experience.
Critical TECHNICAL (Function-Specific) Competencies:Knowledge of SAP and Indirect Procurement Systems.
Knowledge of Coupa (or similar sourcing tool).
Knowledge of Information Services and Technology Spend Category
Critical CORE (General Behavioral and Business) Competencies:Core Procurement Experience & Skills
Linking business needs to leverage scale
Sourcing strategy development
Strong supplier management skills
Negotiating / Influencing skills
Client relationship management
Financial analysis skills
Industry analysis skills
Capacity: Proven ability to plan, organize and manage multiple priorities
Business thinking: Able to connect business needs with external capabilities
Organizational Leadership: Able to lead the organization and supply base to maximize results
Collaboration: Regarded as a constructive team player and have a strong sense of partnership behavior
Analytical thinking: Disciplined and data oriented to gain competitive advantage
Strategic thinking: Able to think strategically and plan for the long term
Communication: Ability to communicate objectives clearly both in writing and orally
Creative & Flexible: Able to evaluate opportunities and respond to changing requirements
Ability to work independently when needed, to make sound business decisions, and can accurately balance risks with business needs
Diversity mindset: Ability to manage in a matrix organization and across regions and cultures