Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services in Milwaukee, WI

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Johnson Controls   •  

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


8 - 10 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

What you will do

• Develop and lead implementation of global category procurement strategies for assigned Indirect Procurement Corporate Services categories; key areas of focus include Supplier agreements supporting enterprise Benefits and Human Resources Services

• Lead both traditional and non-traditional supplier procurement activities, ensuring timely execution and focusing upon global and regional solutions which improve services and reduce costs

• Facilitate supplier procurement process and negotiations relative to business requirements and cost, maximizing JCI's leverage and negotiation position

• Lead supplier contracting negotiations and execution, collaborating with Corporate Legal for escalation of certain risk-related terms and conditions

• Identify, develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders to increase engagement and develop a robust procurement project pipeline

• For each procurement project, ensure project alignment and drive collaborative procurement efforts with the necessary cross-functional counterparts and matrix teams (e.g. IT, Risk Management, HR, Compliance, Legal, GBU, etc.) to maximize transactional efficiency and mitigate potential risks

• Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to understand the suppliers' current services for the company as well as additional capabilities

• Gain a comprehensive understanding of business and functional strategic roadmaps and resulting business requirements, as related to assigned categories

• Drive cost out targets for the supply management organization; calculate and report savings

• Drive compliance of enterprise agreements

• Assist with key supplier issue resolution and risk mitigation, as required

• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of marketplace, benchmarks and industry best practices for assigned categories

• Perform all duties within the Company's Code of Conduct

• Assume additional procurement category management responsibilities, as required

What we look for

• Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university is required

• Advanced degree in business, finance, and/or legal is highly desirable

• 8+ years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

• Significant negotiating experience is required

• Operational and/or procurement experience

• Prior contracting experience (negotiation, implementation, management of agreements) is required


• Extensive project management experience and/or PMP certification is preferred

• Operational and/or procurement experience in most if not all of the assigned Indirect Corporate Services Categories is strongly preferred

Leadership and Project Management Skills

• Ability to lead complex procurement events and demonstrated negotiation skills

• Ability to influence others and manage competing internal stakeholder priorities

• Ability to generate alternative solutions for consideration to increase total value to the organization while reducing cost and minimizing risk

• Ability to develop and communicate vision and strategic procurement initiatives, both verbally and in writing, to internal and external stakeholders • Demonstrated project management capabilities to lead multiple and complex projects

• Demonstrated capability to translate strategies into executable implementation plans

• Ability to identify new procurement opportunities

• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people in a global, matrix organization

• Clear problem solving skills

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

• Sound prioritization skills to balance multiple tasks simultaneously

• Comfort with ambiguity

• Ability to embrace change in the organization

Supply Market Knowledge and Corporate Services Procurement Knowledge

For most or all of the above-listed categories –

o In-depth knowledge of key industry drivers and dynamics,
o Understanding of categories and category-specific procurement processes/issues/strategies, &
o Understanding of current supplier markets, products, customer demands, and future trends

• In-depth knowledge of variety of procurement implementation approaches (e.g. RFX, e-auction)

• In-depth knowledge of pricing issues, service levels, and supplier contracts

• Strong contract development skills

• Supplier Management and Stakeholder Management Skills

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers/customers, understand supplier/customer organization and operations and identify new opportunities

• Ability to perform sustained supplier performance management and continuous improvement

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization

• Sufficient knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint

Analytical Skills

• Strong financial analytical skills for conducting data analytics, cost modeling, business case development, reporting, and proactive interaction with Corporate Finance functional stakeholders

• Ability to conduct bench-marking or other analysis to track global spend and savings

• Ability to think strategically about key procurement and financial issues and quantify the underlying implications

• Comprehension of company financials and implication on market power

• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Valid Through: 2019-9-13