NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail and hospitality industries. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 36,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Title: Commodity Manager II
Location: Belgrade/Mexico City/Mumbai/Prague/Warsaw
The Commodity Manager will be accountable for proactively managing all aspects of supplier development and ongoing supplier performance in accordance with NCR’s business needs; working in close collaboration with applicable external and internal parties to proactively drive supplier selection, assessment, negotiations, contract performance, supply base consolidations, quality improvements, cost reductions, and other critical performance metrics. The selected candidate will execute Indirect services acquisition strategy and reduce total cost of Indirect services in support of our services infrastructure deployment. As a seasoned professional, you will be expected to actively engage and participate on large projects; as well as understand and resolve complex issues that put Outsource Services’ objectives at risk
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Manage spend with Indirect Suppliers (Marketing, HR, Treasury)
Can manage Indirect/Outside Services/Direct, Buffer
Implements a rigorous and disciplined process for managing the Indirect services supplier base including leading periodic reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans, and collaborating with engineering to align technology roadmaps
Leads a collaborative multi-site, cross-functional Indirect services team to analyze spend, develop actionable spend management strategies, implement spend management strategies and proactively manage the supply base within the assigned components
Develops and implements spend management strategies including services supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, supplier diversity, continuous improvement, and applicable internal & external collaboration
Leads negotiation and completion of contracts with services strategic and preferred suppliers to maximize benefits across NCR
Establishes a strong network and fosters collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and commodity team members• Understands and monitors current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/ capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges
Guides the selection, development, and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals, with emphasis placed on ability to identify cost targets for relevant technology and product roadmaps
Can analyze large amounts of data and produce executive dashboards
Fluency in English, any other fluent languages will be considered as asset
BA/BS undergraduate degree in Management, Business (with emphasis in Supply Chain Management), Operations Management, or other technical discipline (i.e., EE, ME, QE, IE) or an MBA (preferred but not mandatory) with Procurement experience
At least 5 years of indirect category management experience for Marketing, HR, Treasury and/or other services ; including five or more years of supplier evaluation/assessment, purchasing, sourcing, general finance, experience with demonstrated competency in strategic sourcing
Strong forecasting, negotiations, and contract management skills; including a working understanding of contractual terms and conditions and risk mitigation
Understanding of the legalities of ethical purchasing behaviors and the ability to work with Legal on assuring those aspects
Ability to indirectly influence and lead cross-organizational and/or cross-functional teams, including a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally (e.g., service account teams) at all organizational levels and/or with outside professionals
Excellent analytical, problem-solving/trouble-shooting, communications, presentation, and problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills
Effective time/resource management and project management skills/capabilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel
Flexibility when it comes to working hours
BA/BS in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or other related discipline or an MBA with Procurement experience
10 years of industry experience, 5 years of solid corporate supply chain, procurement, quality, operations, and/or process management experience, including at least eight or more years’ experience with supplier evaluation/assessment, purchasing, sourcing, logistics, general finance, and/or operations encompassing the entire supply chain from sub-supplier to customer etc.
Strategic planning and change management skills.
APICS or ISM Certification (e.g., CPIM, CIRM, CSCM, C.P.M.) or local country equivalent
Working knowledge of and experience with ERP systems
Offers of employment are conditional upon passage of screening criteria applicable to the job.
Integrated into our shared values is NCR’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic or conduct protected by law. NCR is committed to being a globally inclusive company where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encouraged to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at NCR has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a globally diverse environment.
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