Lead Indirect Procurement strategy development and functional
team support with Operations, Sales, Logistics, QA, and R&D.
Lead and facilitate cost savings projects in partnership with
platform and cross-functional stakeholders.
Lead corporate & regional projects through strategic procurement
planning and implementation. Represent the company in dealings with
suppliers, trading partners and customers.
Partner with Finance and CI functions to develop annual
operating plan and cost savings pipeline; actively track
performance and develop action plans to achieve financial
Lead Indirect procurement team to effectively manage $300+
millions of overall category spend. Articulate and execute
Hearthside Indirect Procurement roadmap that builds the
capabilities needed for long-term growth and sustainability
including spend analytics, category management, standardized
sourcing process, tools and templates, policies and procedures and
supplier relationship management.
Develop a high-performing and motivated strategic indirect
procurement team responsible for interacting with business and
Coordinate procurement strategy and business objective alignment
with other internal departments, including multiple manufacturing
sites, warehousing, logistics, sales, R&D, finance, and QA
Follow market trends for various categories of spend. Use this
knowledge to support internal customers. Evaluate financial aspects
of key cost drivers of global markets using published industry data
and reports. Collect historical data to support cost trend
Develop business case to proactively drive stakeholder alignment
and ensure effective communications with all internal partners.
Implement strategic sourcing activities such as electronic
Request for Information, Request for Quotation, Request for
Proposal, select supplier based on predetermined criteria
Be committed to cost control and cost reductions for the company
while at the same time maintaining continuous supply of goods and
services. Introduce new and innovative ideas for procurement of
goods and services.
Develop and implement solutions to develop talent and expertise
and build procurement capabilities within the entire category.
Participate in annual budget and standard cost development
Identify additional sources of supply and develop relationships
with supplier partners
Actively develop and manage vendor performance using KPI's and
scorecard development, business reviews, and effective
contract/dispute management process.
Bachelor's Degree (Master's degree or MBA preferred) in
Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or Accounting preferred or
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
10+ years in procurement/strategic sourcing role with increasing
responsibilities and leadership experience
Proven organizational communication, problem solving, and
Manage change through influence and proactive stakeholder
management process; capable of driving major commercial decisions
across a diverse set of internal stakeholders; demonstrated
excellence in managing internal customers and regularly
communicates with stakeholders for alignment
Ability to quickly gather and analyze data, and business
requirements under time constraints in a changing environment
Knowledge of contract fundamentals, ability to effectively
understand and negotiate contract terms that benefit Hearthside in
Broad knowledge and execution of negotiation strategy,
macroeconomics, inventory control and manufacturing processes.
Proven negotiating skills for quality improvement and cost
savings initiatives with suppliers
Proficient in English (written and verbal)
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word,
PowerPoint) and prior experience with SAP, BW and Spend Analytics
Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to
Ability to work effectively at the executive level internally
and with supplier partners