Vice President, Technology Procurement
Posted on: March 16, 2019
o MainframeThe Strategic Procurement team at Macy's is responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing non-merchandise spend management strategies in support of Macy's Inc.'s overall corporate strategy and the company's focus on ongoing profit improvement. The Strategic Procurement team is responsible for sourcing, category management, procurement operations, supplier diversity, sustainability, and procurement systems, processes, and governance. Evolution of the Strategic Procurement capability is a priority for Macy's and we continue to seek top talent in support of this objective.. Reporting to the SVP, Strategic Procurement, the VP, Technology Procurement is responsible for leading and developing the Technology Sourcing, Category Management and Procurement Operations teams, developing strategies to optimize the company's Technology spend, and helping to drive the company's Fund the Future strategic initiative. This is a highly visible position which will drive value and significantly impact bottom-line profitability. Perform other duties as assigned.. Essential Functions:. Provide leadership to influence and strategically source and manage $400M-600M of Technology spend.. Manage strategic sourcing and category management functions, develop top-tier talent, leverage technology, and drive new value.. Develop and oversee the pipeline of projects.. Build strong relationships with key executives/spend owners and resolve cross-functional challenges.. Set the vision, develop and coach teams.. Run complex initiatives.. Lead Technology Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Procurement Operations activities including:. Pipeline development and prioritization.. Project scoping, strategic framing, sponsorship, target setting, and requirements.. Execution of the company's 7-step sourcing process to ensure sourcing excellence.. Stakeholder management and issue resolution.. Supplier development, negotiation, and ongoing relationship management, risk mitigation, compliance, and continuous improvement.. Resultant reengineering, outsourcing, offshoring, value engineering, and demand management efforts.. Development of strategies that drive year-over-year productivity improvement with strategic vendors and supplier-led innovation.. Execution of procurement strategies for IT, including negotiating complex deals in all subcategories:. o Enterprise Software and Hardware (including Mainframe). o Telecom. o IT Professional Services. o eCommerce / Omni Channel Platforms. Buying desk, contract management and compliance to policy.. Savings tracking and financial reporting to ensure savings are realized including collaborative oversight of the procure-to-pay and indirect savings processes with Finance teams.. Leadership and Management:. Hires, develops, and coaches team.. Manages performance management, resource planning, capability and skill development, and career development.. Establishes and creates department training and development programs, as well as enterprise policies and procedures.. Works with SVP, Strategic Procurement to drive Strategic Procurement roadmap, communication, and change management with internal and external stakeholders.. Works with business teams to demonstrate strategic value of Strategic Procurement team, and ensures strong sponsorship and participation from cross-functional teams.. Vision/Strategy:. Develops short-term and long-term strategies to achieve departmental goals.. Develops, communicates, and actively manages departmental goals and strategies with internal stakeholders and suppliers.. Ensures integrity of work done, following vision, mission, and values.. Develops strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Director's areas of focus, which may include, Logistics, Marketing, HR, Legal, Finance, Asset Protection, Visual, Construction, Real Estate, Facilities, and Store Operations.. Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.. Qualifications:. Education/Experience:. Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business administration, logistics, finance, engineering or related discipline required.. CPM, CIRM or CPIM certification a plus.. Proven ability to develop and lead department strategies and initiatives.. Proven ability to provide thought leadership to the organization and senior leaders at the SVP, EVP, and Chief levels.. 15+ years of professional experience in Strategic Sourcing, operations or general management consulting, logistics or supply chain, of which at least ten years are in IT procurement. Previous experience shaping and leading procurement teams in a dynamic and complex organization.. Experience with a variety of Categories/Materials with strong focus and background in IT Procurement, including.. o Hardware and Software. o Professional Services]. o Temp Labor. o Telecom. o eCommerce Platforms. Knowledge of Supplier Management tools (SRM, conducting Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.).. Proficient in MS Office Suite.. Technology-savvy to leverage eProcurement and eSourcing tools including but not limited to: SAP, Ariba, Spend Analysis tools.. Retail / CPG experience preferred.. Communication Skills:. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.. Proven ability to lead high-performance teams and build strong and lasting partnerships.. Strategic and innovative thinker who can develop and implement new business models and keep pace with changing marketplace.. Effective negotiator with strong business acumen and project management skills.. Mathematical Skills:. Advanced math abilities including algebra, probability, statistics and strong proficiency with quantitative and analytical approaches.. Reasoning Ability:. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and make sound decisions.. Knowledge of financial accounting, strategic sourcing, and supplier management concepts.. Physical Demands:. This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.. May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.. May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.. Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.. May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.. Other Skills:. Strong team player, with the innate ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships.. Proven ability to attract, lead, and develop people.. Track record of managing complex outsourcing and off-shoring efforts.. Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.. Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity.. Ability to work independently with limited direction. Executes following a "Teams Win" philosophy, fostering a positive, collaborative environment.. Work Hours:. Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.. This job description is not all inclusive. Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.. Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locat...o Saas/CloudMBA or Master's degree a plus.
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