Collaborates with peers in other regions of U.S. to drive continuous improvement and alignment
Supports development and implementation of sourcing strategies for TA-specific, site-specific and regional technical services and materials spend
Drives purchase-to-pay process performance improvements
Contributes to the development and implementation of purchase-to-pay and strategic sourcing processes, procedures, and systems.
Acts as a true business partner for TA Global leadership, sites leadership teams and provides comprehensive procurement solutions to all stakeholders
Collaborates with Centralized Sourcing Category team and reinforce one team mind set when implementing Sourcing strategy
Maximizing Managed spend and ensures that spend not covered by strategy is well managed, via market analysis, RFP / RFQ, supplier negotiation and other activity
Ensures all operational procurement KPIs are under control
Roles & Responsibilities
Ensures high ethical standards are met by self and the organization within area of responsibility
Manages and develops team to become best in class to provide timely acquisition of technical services and materials related to all TA preparation and actual implementation of TA at lowest total cost of ownership within specified time frame
Coaches, develops, and motivates employees through formal and informal processes including dialogs, skill gap analysis, training and coaching
Supervises and develops Buyers within the procurement team to meet efficiency and KPI targets.
Understand Operations / Manufacturing needs and ensures that goals are aligned with company goals, business drivers, and functional goals.
Maintains focus on value added activities and able to identify and implement alternative, innovative, and creative solutions to drive lowest total cost of ownership.
Capable of balancing cost saving opportunity with risk mitigation
Develops strong working relationship with Category team; approaches the sourcing strategy methodology according to guidelines;
conducts necessary project management activity for local site projects.
Can manage multiple work streams with moderate risk and complexity; develops the strategy for projects including cross-
functional teams and can effectively lead cross-functional teams.
Bachelor's degree required
10+ years related experience required with a degree (12+ years in lieu of a degree);
3+ years of chemical or oil & gas experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is required.
10+ years of experience in Technical or Business-related positions.
At the site and regional level, possesses and advanced knowledge of the company products and processes at local sites relating to production, maintenance, materials management, and purchasing.
Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the concepts of general business systems, personnel management, team dynamics, purchasing management, concepts of strategic planning and sourcing, performance measurements, and management through systems at local teams and sites.
At the site and regional level, possesses an advanced understanding of markets and business practices at site level.
Master’s degree preferred
Competencies Builds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrity
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
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