We have a challenging and inspiring opportunity for an experienced Associate Director, Transportation Category Lead, with our Global Procurement & Supplier Management Organization.
Therefore, we are Looking for a.
Associate Director, Transportation Category Lead (m / f / d).
This role can be executed remotely.
Purpose of the role
The Organon Global Procurement & Supplier Management (GPSM) Organization partners with the business to develop and execute direct and indirect sourcing strategies, enabled by agile business processes and strong supplier performance management, to drive improved business outcomes.
The Associate Director, Transportation Category Lead, reporting to the Executive Director, Procurement Category COE. The role will be responsible and accountable for the category of Transportation globally.
Establishing and leading cross-functional teams of GPSM Leads, Stakeholders, and Business Partners through Sourcing Management as a structured process to develop and deliver procurement strategies that create value for the organization.
The leadership of Supplier Performance Management, Category Strategy Development and Management, Project Portfolio Development, and Savings Management.
Stakeholder Alignment and Management ensuring buy-in for initiatives, developing and supporting stakeholder initiatives, supporting profit planning process, and facilitating the achievement of business goals.
The annual spend under this role’s management is roughly $100 M for Organon. This role will also work with Organon’s central sourcing and contracting teams and / or the Business Process Outsourcing Provider (BPO) to achieve its objectives.
Direct responsibility and accountability for category and suppliers in the categories (globally).
Use Sourcing Management as a structured process, creating and leading cross-functional teams or overseeing the BPO’s execution of sourcing initiatives.
Work with cross-functional teams to create breakthrough strategies that both deliver quick wins and genuine innovative breakthroughs.
Oversee the delivery of sourcing initiatives, including RFI, RFP, negotiations, and contracting by the central teams and / or BPO to put in place the right suppliers.
Personally and proactively manage all aspects of implementation, including entry and exit of suppliers and the ensuing complex change management issues.
Oversee the execution of the strategy implementation, where applicable.
Build relationships and manage key supplier performance against business requirements using proven processes to realize the full value of the key relationships.
Ensure that supplier relationships are set up for future continuous improvement and to lead review processes that ensure delivery of ongoing improvement.
Work in a way that positively engages the support of stakeholders using problem-solving and proactive communication skills.
Build a keen insight and understanding of business requirements on a 1-3-5-year horizon.
The candidate will be a high-quality achiever who gets the right things done in the right way.
Use thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the selection of sourcing strategies and continuous improvement activities.
Actively participate in relevant industry conferences and events. Provide guidance, counsel, and leadership to the team and wider organization in matters related to the categories under management.
High-quality project and program management skills and a proven ability to manage internal and external change through to successful completion.
Achieve cost control, cost reduction, and cost containment targets, and add value to the area of expenditure through a strong Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) orientation and process management.
Deliver ongoing savings as required and meet the stakeholder business requirements.
Actively participate in achieving the organization's ESG goals, including but not limited to Supplier Diversity and Sustainability.
Actively contribute to the development of the peers in the region, helping them build their knowledge in the categories under management.
MBA or advanced degree and / or relevant certifications are desirable.
Seven or more years in Strategic Procurement or related role.
Able to understand a long-term global vision based on a thorough understanding of industry trends and opportunities.
Ability to engage with business leaders around business strategy, goals, and business outcomes and apply sound judgment and decision-making.
Advanced ability to partner, collaborate and impact decisions at all levels within and outside the organization.
Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions while working in an ambiguous, transformational business environment
Strong communications and influencing skills at senior levels.
Proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic environment.
Strong Market Knowledge.
English language fluency.
Strong negotiation skills.
Project Management skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills :
Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze large complex data sets to derive relevant intelligence in developing sourcing strategies or supporting negotiations.
Subject matter expertise in Transportation and Global Freight Forwarding.
Bias for action.
What we offer
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic, and challenging environment with excellent personal development opportunities.
Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an indication but varies per country.
Paid days of annual leave;
Attractive collective health care insurance package
Solid Pension Plan;
Annual bonus based on company performance;
Numerous training, coaching, and e-learning modules for long-term job opportunities and development.