Strategic Technical BuyerJob Title at Essity Professional Hygiene

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: neenah, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Strategic Technical Buyer

About the Role

Essity is currently searching for a Strategic Technical Buyer for our Neenah/ Menasha production facilities. This role will report into the Procurement Manager- Midwest. The Strategic Technical Buyer is part of the Global Sourcing Team, Operational Sourcing is responsible for integrating Strategic Sourcing solutions into the manufacturing sites falling within the Hub as well as driving cost reduction initiatives for "regional" materials & services. Further to this, Operational Sourcing should work with Strategic Sourcing, Product Supply and all relevant functions to support/lead cost in use initiatives across all categories of spend (Global & Regional).

Operational Sourcing will also work to ensure process and transactional efficiency to minimize non-value add activities that are also compliant to agreed process and procedures aligned with Internal Audit & Key Internal Controls.

A key role for Operational Souring is also to work with all factories (Globally) to benchmark and implement best practices in Sourcing and areas impacting Sourcing. Operational Sourcing should be the main conduit of best practice sharing across factories, materials and factory services. Operational Sourcing should also work to ensure full alignment between factories, Strategic Sourcing and Sourcing Controlling on active projects, savings forecasts and budgets.

We're looking for people who embody our values, aren't afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we'd love to talk.

Who We Are

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What You Will Do

  • Work closely with Strategic Sourcing & site management to implement agreed "global" material group sourcing strategies into factories within the hub.

  • Own, develop & implement sourcing strategies and cost savings initiatives for Hub related materials and services

  • Continuously develop and enhance a roadmap of material, NPMS & services savings utilizing a TCO approach to include negotiation, VA/VE, Design to Cost, etc.

  • Develop a key understanding of supply market trends and forces impacting the business and develop plans to exploit opportunities

  • Work with suppliers to introduce innovation to Essity cross functional teams to drive further value to the business and to be an industry leader to outperform competitors and market forces

  • Work closely with key suppliers to ensure optimum quality, service and cost to enhance Essity's competitive advantage in the market

  • Work cross-functionally across plant, hub and functions to plan and drive value from e-sourcing sourcing events (E-Auctions, E-Tenders)

  • Ensure compliance to agreed sourcing processes and transactions that are aligned to Internal Audit and Internal Controls

  • Coordinate and drive workshops & benchmarking exercises within hub to align and implement best practices within assigned supply stream responsibilities.

  • Work closely with Sourcing Excellence teams to support digital transformation and artificial intelligence

  • Ensure effective communication across the Hub Sourcing Team to ensure stakeholders are fully informed of all market developments, strategies and key activity status

Stakeholder Management & Alignment

  • Attend regular cross-functional meetings as required to report results, advise opportunities and support all initiatives.

  • Develop excellent stakeholder relationships within all functions including Product Supply, Innovation, Commercial, etc

  • Ensure full alignment and transparency of cost savings initiatives regarding budgets, forecasts, actuals, etc

System compliance

  • Ensure all Sourcing projects are maintained and reviewed on a regular basis with Sourcing colleagues (ARIBA - Sourcing Projects Tracker)

  • Ensure all contracts are maintained on a regular basis, utilising the ARIBA contract Management system

  • Carryout regular spend analysis to identify cost saving opportunities, identify Master Data errors and correct them.

  • Ensure all pricing related to contracts is maintained in SAP ARIBA/SAP ERP

  • Ensure effective maintenance of SAP ERP in relation to material master, info records, vendor master etc

  • Work closely with Sourcing Excellence team and Sourcing Analysts to continually upgrade and improve the performance of our systems

  • Participate in regular reviews of the Sourcing KPI's, ensuring timely follow up of key actions.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or technical field and/or related Professional Sourcing Qualification (eg CIPS, NEVI etc) is preferred; not required

  • Technical skills including strong negotiation skills; excellent knowledge of operations management and supply chain processes in a large organization.

  • Strong analytical abilities with excellent Microsoft Office skills (EXCEL, PowerPoint, etc).

  • Persistent drive for results, utilizing sound project management, organizational & problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal) with ability to influence a variety of stakeholders, functions & organizational levels in a matrix organization

  • Knowledge of effective technology driven sourcing processes.

  • Experience using SAP ERP, SAP S4/HANA, SAP ARIBA

  • Power BI experience advantageous

We're looking for people who embody our values, aren't afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we'd love to talk.

What We Can Offer You

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.
Collaborative and caring Work Environment | Empowerment | Job Impact | Work with a Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning and Development | Health & Safety | Social Responsibility| Innovation


Additional Information

Essity is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Application End Date:

12 May 2021