Principal Accountabilities :
Sub Job Family Description : Responsible for developing, monitoring, and pursuing tactical and strategic initiatives / projects in a specialized area (e.
g., commodities, vendor / contract relationships, or supplier management). Prepares analytical reports and forecasts in order to track product costs.
Recommend appropriate course of action to senior purchasing / sourcing leaders. Work closely with other purchasing / sourcing staff to ensure total cost productivity.
Under broad supervision : * Responsible for developing, monitoring, and pursuing tactical and strategic initiatives / projects in a specialized area (e.
g., commodities, vendor / contract relationships, or supplier management)* Prepare analytical reports and forecasts in order to track product costs* Recommend appropriate course of action to senior procurement leaders* Work closely with other strategic sourcing staff to ensure total cost productivity
Knowledge & Skill Requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related field *Equivalent years of experience in a substantially similar industry may be considered in lieu of a degree to be determined by the nature of the specific job and the hiring manager’s criteria* Three to five years of related experience preferred* Strong written and oral communication skills
Knowledge & Application :
Understands and applies the principles and practices in a recognized professional field requiring extensive academic preparation* Likely to be newly professionally qualified in a specific field, or will have extensive experience in complex technical area* Determines a course of action based on guidelines and modifies processes and methods as required* Generally requires knowledge of company policies, practices, and procedures
Problem Solving :
Resolves issues which are often varied and non-routine
Uses previous experience to identify most appropriate option or improve existing approaches* Problems likely to require clarification* Undertakes analysis and investigation to solve differing, but related, problems* Work is performed under general guidance and direction* May require the initiation of contacts to resolve and discuss mutual problems or collaboration on procedures or transactions
Conveys information to occasionally divergent audiences that may require some persuasion* In some instances will need to convey information to audiences not knowledgeable of the subject matter* Requires objective review of difficult work problems, obtaining cooperation or approval* Understands and communicates fairly complex information within the specialization or recognized body of formal knowledge
Impact is generally limited to short-term team performance, occasionally on medium-term goals* Supports the achievement of goals through own personal effort
Responsible for planning own work, assessing own progress, and adjusting efforts to meet goals* Beginning to have more of a contributory impact on team performance
Accountable for meeting own targets which impact the immediate work area* Accountable for own targets which will typically be definable but not always financially measurable
May help coordinate the work of junior members of the team* Accountable for managing own impact on cost and profitability of the business