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Director, Category Sourcing Lead

Nashville, TN · Transportation/Logistics
Title: Director, Category Sourcing Lead
Location: Nashville, TN
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Great opportunity to join a leading Medical Device company. As the Director, Category Sourcing Lead, you will be responsible for the strategic procurement (category sourcing) of the full Industrial Category for the Americas region (North & Latin America) including Logistics (Warehousing & Transportation), Real Estate & Energy, and Industrial (CAPEX, MRO, Test & Measurement Services). You lead and will be accountable for the end-to-end portfolio performance of both regional and global suppliers led out of the Americas region. Spend Management covers the procurement activities of all indirect (non-product related) materials and services covering such areas as logistics, industrial, real estate, marketing, IT, facility management, and travel.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Act as business partner towards the senior regional stakeholders of Supply Chain and Manufacturing Teams
  • Develop and implement regional category sourcing strategy
  • Manage Supplier Relationships, Performance and Contracting based on clear targets and ongoing Business Review Meetings with key suppliers
  • Leading a team of strong procurement professionals, supporting their development and performance.
  • Define and run a strong funnel approach of Procurement (Price) and Demand (Quantity) initiatives
  • Program manages the execution of the Q-Funnel in alignment with Business, Markets and Functions
  • Plan and perform Supply Base Optimization actions (sourcing savings)
  • Plan and execute negotiation roadmaps with suppliers by applying outstanding negotiation skill set.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in Strategic/Category Sourcing, Commodity Management and/or Procurement Engineering or comparable roles.
  • Strategic sourcing experience in Logistics Downstream categories such as Warehousing and Road transportation.
  • Shown capability in running sophisticated global suppliers on senior management and executive level.
  • Proven track record in achieving outstanding negotiation results by applying creativity and innovation in your negotiation approach.
  • Experience in supplier strategy development
  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment
  • Exceptional Communication and Negotiations skills (e.g. Game Theory)
  • Independent problem solver with strong networking & influencing skills on senior business management and executive levels (internal and external)
  • Dynamic, inclusive and inspiring leader who can lead virtual teams
  • Experience in related functional areas such as Supply Chain or Operations is a plus
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