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Director Procurement

Company: Ecolab
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Reporting to the VP of Procurement, the Procurement Director will have global leadership for Ecolab---s Indirect procurement category and drive high impact initiatives across assigned spend, key global categories and strategic supplier relationships to deliver operational efficiencies and strong OI improvements through internal collaboration with stakeholders. A proven track record of strong leadership, business acumen, and strategic thinking in conjunction with outstanding ability to drive results are essential. What You Will Do:Leads by example the Ecolab and Global Supply Chain Safety initiatives.Responsible for total delivered cost (TDC), security of supply, accelerated supplier innovation and procurement process improvements across the organization in their respective category (HR, IT and Travel)Develops and drives the overall strategy of respective categories in alignment with Ecolab, functional, and business unit objectivesLead and develop strategic supplier relationships at the executive levelAttract, hire, and retain top talent to ensure appropriate succession planning. Coach, mentor, and develop direct/indirect reports within assigned global procurement team to improve skills, execution, and results. Develops and deploys organizational structure to support functional strategies. Drives to achieve 100% engagement with the right talent, right people, in the right place. Develop global sourcing strategies and drive execution within assigned indirect area using TDC Sourcing Principles.Establish and update processes and metrics to deliver optimum Total Delivered Cost (TDC) in order to maximize savingsMaintain awareness of global macro-economic factors that directly impact Ecolab---s procurement costs.Develop alternate sourcing strategies as these factors begin to negatively impact Ecolab---s purchasing operationsMinimum Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in Related Field (Supply Chain, Business, Technical, Finance)10 years of relevant experience including leadership of indirect teamsPrevious experience negotiating complex enterprise-wide contractsNo immigration sponsorship availablePreferred Experience:Prior IT procurement experience (SAP, Microsoft)Previous experience balancing competing priorities of C-suite stakeholdersPrior experience in global supply chain or procurement leadership rolesPrevious professional experience in a global (Fortune 500 or similar) multi-national company with operations in all major world markets and regionsStrategic thinking and business-oriented leader who has demonstrated the ability to understand the goals of a global business and to identify and execute on company-wide opportunitiesStrong financial acumenOutstanding track record of leading complex projects with diverse and conflictingdemands/expectations to deliver impactful results to EcolabDrive business-oriented thinking through Businesses, R&D, Quality, Procurement and Operational teamsStrong prioritization ability in a dynamic business environmentStrong skills developing and educating subordinates and peersGood organizational and planning skills: eye for details together with high-level perspectiveExcellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oralMBA PreferredOur Commitment to Diversity and InclusionAt Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles--- Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.Job ID: R00121068Employment Type: Full timeJob Area: Supply Chain

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