Job Description

Regional Procurement Director - Indirect - Salary: $130,000–$190,000 plus 20% bonus


This position will have accountability for purchasing $500 MM + of Indirect spend. Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement, the Regional Category Director drives development of best procurement practices, including sourcing strategy definition, deployment, stakeholder and supplier management to maximize total value contribution. This position also leads the team of Sourcing Managers/Buyers, supports target setting in alignment with Procurement and Business goals, and builds people and process capabilities. He/She drives Procurement value contribution to company while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes.

Key responsibilities of the job include:

Drive strategy development, deployment and strategic planning for Indirect categories

  • Lead development of strategies (including sub spend area strategy, supplier strategy, risk management strategy and P2P strategy) to drive regional business expectations
  • Manage alignment and deployment of global strategies and financial plans
  • Lead supplier negotiation strategy and process
  • Support strategy execution across region (including project prioritization, securing resources, governance and controls)

Lead the team of Category Managers and Buyers

  • Lead the assigned team in different strategic planning and sourcing activities
  • Practice company Values to drive performance, talent management and self-management initiatives
  • Set goals and drive KPI’s in accordance with NA procurement vision and goals
  • Develop talent pool and build people capability

Manage stakeholder engagement, collaboration of teams, and supplier relationships

  • Identify and manage connectivity with Functional Stakeholders and Global Procurement teams
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and alignment throughout the end-to-end procurement process
  • Lead supplier relationship management program for assigned categories
  • Manage implementation of contracts for global categories (where Global Procurement Director is assigned as owner of supplier relationship)

opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Agriculture Economics, Business, Finance or Food Science required. MBA or MS degrees are desirable.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of procurement experience across multiple indirect spend categories (e.g. Supply Chain Services, Corporate and Professional Services, Logistics, Warehousing, Capital and MRO).
  • Strong communication skills; successful candidate will work with co-workers in multiple functions and locations as well as suppliers.
  • Ability to lead change and influence others.
  • Strategic sourcing and negotiation skills.
  • People and change management skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
Is there a bonus structure?
20% or higher

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Beloit WI
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