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Global Air Freight Procurement Manager

Job ID 3032116 Primary Location Houston, Texas, United States of America Other Location San Diego, California, United States of America; Date posted 07/11/2018

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Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established policies. Manages activities of non-exempt/exempt individual contributors (typically Expert/Master) and/or MG1s. Has accountability for a large multi-department area(s) or location(s) with significant impact on business unit results and organizational strategy. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policies and long-term goals of the organization. Plans, manages and monitors high-end operational/tactical activities of Staff. Staff members'primary focus is on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both. Recruits and supports development of direct staff members. Position typically reports to Director or above.

Additional Guidance/Criteria:

  • Directs and controls activities within a sub-region or Region.
  • Typically manages 10 or more direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for results of a large multi-category department, supply chain, or complex product lines, ensuring that performance meets overall business needs, including strategy, costcost savings, direction and people management.
  • Ensures performance meets overall business needs at a global and regional level.
  • Manages a team of senior-level exempt individual contributors and Managers that typically support a complex global organization or business unit.
  • Responsible for hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; ensures that the proper tools are in place to support the team and the processes.
  • Plans, directs and monitors high end operational/tactical activities of Staff with primary focus on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both.
  • Meets with senior Stakeholder business executives to discuss impact of supply chain strategic development and development of forward thinking supply chain strategies.
  • Partners with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
  • Creates new operational efficiencies and cost savings within the supply chain on a broad scale using process improvement and policy development.
  • Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall strategies and long term goals of the organization.
  • Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established framework.
  • Oversees the development and delivery of complex initiatives that can impact the supply chain globally, typically requiring the leadership of cross-functional and/or cross-regional teams.
  • Manages the demand and supply matching activities from a strategic level, ensuring that businesses are achieving the key business metrics.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 10+ years of experience in a supply chain or related function.
  • Typically 2-4 years of people management experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of supply chain and procurement processes and strategy.
  • Excellent understanding of market place and industry supply base and standards.
  • Advanced ability to partner with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
  • Excellent leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams.
  • Advanced analytical and data modelling skills.
  • Advanced project and program management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across geographies and regions.
  • Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and local language.
  • Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
  • Excellent understanding of HP's policies and processes.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Advanced consulting, influencing, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.