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Director - Strategic Sourcing, Direct Materials (US - Remote)

Company: Avantor
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Director, Global Direct Strategic Sourcing is responsible for leading a team of sourcing professionals to execute on the Global Direct Material Strategic Sourcing Team's goals of delivering value capture, reducing risk, and supporting innovation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Accountable for -$250-450M per year in spend crossing multiple Avantor BUs / sites / segments.
  • Collaborates with product management, commercial, R&T, quality, and operations to develop and implement sourcing strategies.
  • Develops, maintains, and executes project pipeline targeted with delivering 3-5% of spend as value capture per year.
  • Monitors category spend to ensure sourcing savings are captured and does not erode over time; Responsible for spend control systems, approvals and tools.
  • Supports the budget process by providing IOP expectations for direct material price inflation or deflation.
  • Leverages market intelligence and analyses to identify opportunities and risks, including but not limited to spend analysis, commodity pricing forecasts, contract coverage analysis, etc.
  • Leads/mentors team with negotiation and contracting activities in line with Corporate DOA.
  • Conducts regular strategy and project execution reviews and updates with BU executives.
  • Supports NPI process by engaging with R&T to identify needs and requirements and identify potential sources of supply.
  • Maintains relationships with key vendors, and helps address vendor related issues (e.g., pricing issues, performance issues, etc.).
  • Responds to category sourcing requests in a timely and efficient manner. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education:
    • BS/BA Degree required; Degree in engineering, including chemical, or a related field preferred; MBA preferred
    • Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred (yellow, green, or black belt)Experience:
      • Minimum of (10) years of total related experience required
      • Minimum of five (5) years of related procurement, operational, or commercial experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical or specialty material industries
      • Minimum of (3) years strategy, M&A and/or commercial responsibility
        • Experience within a global matrixed structure preferred
        • At least five (5) years of direct people management experienceSkills/Competencies:
        • Strategic mindset and ability to execute hands-on
        • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
        • Can-do mindset, creative, solution-focused, and action-oriented
        • Ability and track record of managing complex projects
        • Proactive spend control, spend analysis and strategy execution skills
        • Fact and analysis-based decision-maker
        • Proven contracting and contract management skills
        • High level of interpersonal relationship management skills
        • Highly organized, well structured, self-managed, clear priority management skill set
        • Ability to successfully work in an ambiguous environment
        • Demonstrated strong negotiation skillsORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:The Director, Global Direct Strategic Sourcing reports directly to the VP, Global Direct Strategic Sourcing and manages a group of 3-6 Sourcing Managers.Working Conditions:
          • NA remote / WFH Position / "Eastern Time Zone Centric"
          • Travel up to 20-30%DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Honolulu , Director - Strategic Sourcing, Direct Materials (US - Remote), Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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