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As EMEA Commodity Manager you will manage designated categories of Spend within the region, ensuring an uninterrupted and timely supply at the optimum cost and quality that satisfies stakeholder requirements and company goals. This includes supplier sourcing, negotiations, contracting and supplier performance management. Designated categories include Engineering and IT Services, Legal and Financial Services.
You will be responsible for the definition and deployment in conjunction with key stakeholders across all business group of the Sourcing strategy for the designated categories across all countries in EMEA. Moreover, you will lead the regional selection and relationship building with key suppliers, for an effective program management of designated categories within the region and for the year over year reduction in overall total cost of ownership of the same.
Your key deliverables:
• Provides regional leadership, management and oversight for assigned categories on a region wide (EMEA) basis.
• Under the leadership of the EMEA Professional Services Category Lead, in conjunction with respective business unit’s stakeholders and the Corporate IPO Global Category Lead, develop, align and deploy effective key commodity strategies for the related categories, with accountability to positively impact associated annual commodity spend.
• Deliver an annual Cost Out into the businesses P&L & drive Cost Avoidance of inflationary and discretionary spending items (where appropriate), impacting Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for assigned categories, increasing leverage across a rationalized set of preferred supplier partners.
• Responsible to define and document in an Approved Supplier List as either ‘strategic’, ‘approved’ or ‘To Be Right sized’, working collaboratively with business units to convert spend to either ‘strategic’ or ‘approved’ supply base. With this approach, create and leverage a rationalized supply base that covers the majority of spend and is managed at a strategic level in both organizations.