SVP, Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 26 days ago

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Job Description


• Oversees and negotiates all vendor contracts for the enterprise and manages $1.5B of procurement spend.• Lead the development and oversee the execution of enterprise-wide procurement and sourcing strategies for Enterprise Commodities & spend categories in order to maximize key supplier relationships and value for the organization, including supplier selection, contract negotiation and pricing, supplier relationships, supplier performance, etc.• Strategic ownership for implementing and maintaining key sourcing and procurement market intelligence, tools, processes, policies and programs for assigned commodities/spend categories. (including media, office, mail, meeting and planning, travel and fleet services) • Strategic and operational planning, project management as well as day-to-day management of The Hartford’s real estate, facilities, property operations (mailroom, grounds keeping, food services, etc.) and executive services (limo services, catering services, etc.). • Partners with the Claims function on strategic sourcing initiatives, shared categories and overall procurement strategies and governance• Establish strong relationships with internal business stakeholders; build a strong understanding of strategic business direction, requirements and priorities across Enterprise Suppliers and/or spend categories; i.e., Technology, HR, Marketing, etc.• Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of The Hartford’s policies and procedures related to supplier selection, contracting and ongoing management, ensuring all requirements are met and documented throughout the end-to-end process.• Develop, implement and manage robust market analyses / benchmarking processes; leverage key insights to inform and support the category strategy development process.• Develop, lead and/or manage a robust portfolio of initiatives for assigned categories across the end-to-end sourcing and contracting process• Contribute to the development of long-term direction-setting for the organization; act as a key member of the leadership team • Attract top talent to the organization and develop internal talent for continued performance and advancement • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances, ensuring compliance with Sourcing & Procurement policies and best practices


• 10 or more years of progressive leadership experience in Sourcing, Procurement, Business, and Technology • Experience with negotiating and documenting strategic contracts, multi-level relationship management, prospect to payprocesses and technology and large-scale process/project management as well as operational, customer service and financial management expertise.• 12+ years of broad-based business experience and understanding (e.g., management consulting or business development/strategy) strongly preferred • Experience managing collaborative supplier relationships • Ability to deal with ambiguity, create a strategy to address all stakeholder needs, and execute business needs. Comfortable providing alternative points of view to maximize the value of a 3rd party relationship in terms of service, support, alignment with current & future needs and expense.• Ability and experience leading and working with teams (direct and indirect, internal and external relationships) and on- and off-shore third parties to execute on business/commodity/category strategy while meeting multiple stakeholder needs.• Demonstrated leadership ability to effectively build relationships and collaborate with key business partners within and outside the organization; including driving creation of a shared vision and facilitating high-performing teams. Expertise working with a team to execute on strategy while balancing cost, productivity and timeliness. • Exceptional communication skills, effective with a variety of audiences. Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely and to influence and negotiate critical, significant contracts on behalf of the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Job Function

: Procurement

Primary Location

: United States-Connecticut-Hartford


: Full-time

Job Level

: Executive

Education Level

: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type

: Standard


: Day Job

Employee Status

: Regular

Overtime Status

: Exempt


: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Job Posting

: Apr 5, 2019, 12:15:49 AMRemote Worker Option: No