Senior Procurement Specialist in Alpharetta, GA at LeasePlan

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Procurement Senior Analyst role provides category management expertise for a group of assigned categories by incorporating best practice strategic sourcing principles.  This position will lead and manage cross-functional teams to ensure optimal value in the supply chain for LeasePlan and its clients.  This role requires experience in category management techniques, strategic supplier relationship management, RFx processes, contracting processes, and sourcing strategies. 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for leading the strategic sourcing activities for assigned categories to include: strategy development, RFx process, bid evaluation, supplier selection, price & terms negotiations, performance evaluation, etc.
  • Responsible for organizing and leading cross-functional Category Teams to optimize value including: Cost Savings, Cost Avoidances, Revenue Enhancements, and KPI monitoring
  • Responsible for developing in-depth operational knowledge of assigned category areas to ensure an understanding of the supply market dynamics and how they relate to the requirements of LeasePlan and its clients
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities for assigned categories
  • Evaluate new and existing strategic suppliers, fostering relationships to create innovative and collaborative partnerships that achieve competitive advantage
  • Responsible for achieving annual cost savings objectives
  • Coordinate category activities with LeasePlan Global Procurement to leverage international agreements where appropriate.   
  • Maintain a solid understanding of the overall business and operational needs
  • Support implementation of departmental sourcing initiatives
  • Assist in the implementation of Procurement software needs, including ERP
  • Create and/or improve policies and processes to support improved Procurement and supplier relations

Job Competencies

  • Entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability building relationships and strategic alliances that motivate internal teams and suppliers to meet strategic objectives
  • Proficient in all phases of procurement and possess analytical ability to evaluate strategic options and the impact on the business
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Strong analytical skills to develop complex category strategies
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) experience 
  • Experience reading and understanding supply and service contracts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented

Education:  BS/BA degree required, preferably in Business

CPM, CPSM, SPSM certification a plus

Experience:  Minimum of 3-5 years Category Management experience in a Procurement role

Skills:

Ability to work independently, creatively, and efficiently in a dynamic environment

Planning and organization skills: ability to establish work plans, prioritize, and multi-task simultaneous projects

Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

Mastery of Strategic Sourcing concepts

Strong negotiation techniques, ability to interface with all levels of management, ability to understand financial benefits


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