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Senior Manager, Regional Procurement, CM

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 05/03/2021

Job Summary:

  • Lead the Americas Direct Procurement group for Contract Manufacturing of $140MM
  • Drive costs savings through the regions, collaborating with the Brands financial organization to ensure alignment.
  • Drive change through the region to meet the needs of the business
  • Develop a high performing team with category expertise
  • Deliver year over year cost savings that improve the gross margin of the brands.
  • Improve working capital to increase free cash flow
  • Prepare the organization for the future needs of the consumer, whether it is skills, tools, or systems.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead, manage, and develop a high performing team of 3
  • Lead category segmentation and develop strategies for all products and services to allow for further classification and analysis.
  • Identify categories to benchmark historical performance and forecast future price movements, communicating necessary adjustments to plan.
  • Work with business partners to identifying supplier partnerships through activities such as; implementing alternative suppliers, alternative services and category innovation.
  • Lead RFX efforts, negotiation of supply agreements and commercial agreements where needed.
  • Manage and support new launch activity through quotations and lead time, onboarding of new suppliers, capacity analysis, quality concerns, etc.
  • Work on new innovations in the category.
  • Work with  functions to develop global strategies and create synergies across the organizations
  • Work with business partners to create and execute strategies for the category.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop processes and tools.
  • Develop annual cost savings, cash improvement, lead time improvement and action plans to deliver the corporate objectives for year over year improvement.
  • Develop and monitor the use of appropriate KPI’s to measure and improve the effectiveness of the key elements of the procurement organization.
  • Maintain and manage systems all relevant system data          

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Marketing/PD
  • Direct Procurement
  • Suppliers
  • New Product Development
  • Quality
  • S&OP

Financial Accountability

  • Help the department manage approximately $140 MM USD spend across current suppliers and work with new suppliers to qualify them in our supply chain.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • 4-year academic degree, MBA a plus
  • Prefer procurement certificates.
  • Minimum of 7-9 years’ experience operating in a procurement role, ideally in cosmetics/consumer goods industry.
  • 5 years’ experience managing people
  • Competent user of computerized IT systems – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other associated scheduling, forecasting software packages
  • 3-5 years of experience working within a procurement tool (SAP, Ariba etc) environment at an advanced level
  • Travel as needed to visit suppliers, resolve issues etc for new launches and ongoing business.
  • Lead and Manage by influencing others
  • Ability to take feedback
  • Accountable and transparent
  • Team oriented and collaborative
  • “Can do” problem solving
  • Action oriented
  • Driven to Succeed through others
  • Drive for results
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Customer focus including the ability to collaborate and support business goals and objectives
  • Strong ability to influence
  • Attention to detail while being able to see the “big picture”
  • Ability to lead others through example, setting standards for performance, and creating accountability
  • Dealing with ambiguity and change
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Thorough working knowledge of the Contract Manufacturing procurement category management.
  • Understanding of the cosmetic industry, brands and products
  • Understanding of payment terms, total cost of ownership, etc.
  • Understanding of supplier audit requirements to assess health and quality of suppliers
  • Cost modeling
  • Markets driving movements in pricing
  • Technology and Innovation driving category growth
  • Must be able to provide documentation of being legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis and not in need of now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.
Job ID: 6513 Category: Corporate

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