Buyer or IT professional experienced in preparing, negotiating, managing and coordinating agreements supporting the procurement of IT Software. Evaluates and selects suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability. Development of procurement strategies in conjunction with the businesses or commodity teams. Ensures competitive pricing service versus industry trends and market place dynamics. Resolves quality, service, supply and invoicing issues with suppliers. Identifies and drives continuous improvement. Oversees contract implementation and supplier performance/interaction; involved with resolving operational issues. Ability to lead teams by indirect influence. Experience with Category Management and Client Engagement concepts and practices.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Negotiate and deliver savings to meet business requirements and S&L objectives.
Create and implement a procurement strategy.
Understand market dynamics, labor rates/market rates, etc. that impact assignment.
Use of Auction Tools, RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and/or sealed bids.
Create leveraged agreements as appropriate.
Lead bid meetings.
Lead supplier selection processes.
Assist business to ensure a well defined scope of work.
Negotiate terms & conditions and create white paper agreements.
Resolve supplier performance issues.
Lead and enable effective resolution of emergency sourcing needs.
Calculate and report accomplishments in all appropriate systems.
Minimize single source situations by qualifying additional suppliers.
Understand business needs.
Demonstrate leadership as organization evolves into a Category Management and Client Engagement focus.
DuPont is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DuPont is an e-Verify Employer
BA / BS degree with preferred focus on Sourcing & Logistics, and/or equivalent work experience
Six Sigma Green Belt certification (or certification must be obtained within the first 12-24 months)
Communicating with Impact - Expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner in both individual and group situations; adjusting language to capture the attention of the audience.
Analysis and Judgment - Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Engagement - Demonstrating a willingness to actively commit to one’s work and to invest one’s time, talent, and best efforts to accomplish organizational goals.
Managing for Productivity - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Teamwork/Collaboration - Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Building Winning Teams - Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.
Key S&L Functional Competencies (preferred)
Negotiation Skills - Persuades suppliers and clients to reach mutually beneficial agreements and influences important outcomes. Recognizes when to apply vendor tensioning techniques and knows when to lock-in a commitment.
S&L Processes/Systems - Applies S&L functional processes (e.g., BRRP) and system technologies (e.g., SRM, e-Sourcin SAP) to develop and execute competitive sourcing solutions that accelerate delivery for maximum business results.
Internal Number: 194374W-01
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