Director of Procurement National Grid – Hicksville, NY

In order to succeed you will be able to:
Provide accountability for profiling Telecom category characteristics, researching supply markets and suppliers and assessing trends, opportunities and risks over a timeline

Create and implement “out of the box” sourcing solutions with senior Stakeholders including the ability to interpret legal Terms and Conditions

Work in partnership with global lines of business customers and be responsive to needs to ensure a proactive approach to supplier selection

Identify and mitigate commercial risks, comply with global legislative & regulatory requirements and identify value adding opportunities to supplier relationships – apply strategic relationship management as appropriate

Maintain an understanding of the broader business objectives and the implications of strategic planning and actions within the telecom category on the regional/global businesses

Develop a customer-supplier relationship to maximize regional/global contractual benefits for both parties

Monitor and review regional KPIs and SLAs and instigate performance developments actions to improve supplier added value

Facilitate the implementation of procurement change initiatives within the telecom category

Manage up to five direct reports and additional project resource (up to three) as business demand dictates

Requirements

BA/BA degree Ten years of professional procurement or contract management experience preferred Five-Ten years experience in a Managerial role required Expertise in managing a staff of up to ten In depth knowledge in contract management including complex outsourcing arrangements including direct vendor engagements Proven results in significant in costs reduction and sales profits plans Excellent leadership, management and communication skills

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