Head of Process Transformation - Procurement Excellence
Maersk Line
hace 6 días

We are looking for a Head of Process Transformation- Procurement Excellence to join our Americas Procurement Regional team based in Panama, as part of our Ocean Customer Logistics and Global Procurement organization, reporting to the Americas Procurement Head.

You will be in a dynamic, exciting, and transforming environment, with the ability to contribute to Maersk’s customer journey, through your Procurement process excellence and transformation role.

We Offer

As the Procurement Process Excellence & Transformation Head, you will work together with a diverse team of professionals within the Americas Region.

You will be overall responsible for driving the Americas procurement contract management function, the processes standardization, and transformation agenda, with ownership of Ocean and L&S categories across the Americas Region with a portfolio of more than 7,000 vendors with an annual budget of USD 2.

5 Billion. You will also be part of a team consisting of Category Regional Heads and Strategic Regional Projects Managers, as well as interacting with other functions such as Direct and Indirect Sourcing, Categories Managers, Performance Management, and Finance Busi-ness Partners and America’s execution teams locally, plus Centre procurement, and digital functions globally - all of who will play specific roles at Managing the Role Professionally.

You are part of a diverse internal and external stakeholder landscape, where you will have the opportunity to be part of the wider Process Excellence and Transformation community as well as the larger Procurement Americas and Global Community, where coordination and learnings take place.

You will have the opportunity to interact and work closely with teams in Centre functions, the Americas Region, Operations teams, Finance teams in a highly dynamic, geopolitically sensitive, and complex function and Geography.


  • Leads, directs, evaluates, and develops the Procurement Process Excellence and Transformation function.
  • Owns and drives the management of above 5,000 contracts regionally across categories to secure adherence and compliance to global policies and guidelines.
  • Support and Provides input to the Management team, execution teams, and HQ central teams in order to drive procurement transformation agenda through local and global initiatives.
  • Drive the constant improvement mindset to maximize procurement processes synergies and implementation of global standards across the procurement cycle.
  • Ensures execution of the global and regional standardization and transformation project pipelines to reach global must-win battles targets.
  • Drive and enable team, to manage Sustainability Procurement agenda across suppliers’ contracts.
  • Promote and drive Cost Rejection global and regional efforts to maximize cost efficiencies across categories.
  • Lead Procurement Digital agenda design, implementation and continuous transformation in line with Group digital mindset.
  • Own and enable the team to deliver E2E procurement to pay improvements in alignment with Finance and Execution functions.
  • Stakeholder Management

  • Close interaction with Sourcing and Category Management through self and team, to ensure all contracts are realizing contractual values, adhering to compliance periodical revisions, and fulfilling risk management guidelines.
  • Create, evolve, and enhance stakeholder map we work in a complex universe with internal stakeholders, this role will be responsible to own that map for the Process Excellence and transformation team.
  • Drives Vendor Performance Management routines and analytics to support global and regional SRM model value generation.
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders to drive supplier contracts risk management agenda.
  • Liaison with Finance regional and global teams to secure procurement to pay process compliance and adherence to global standards for in-ternal audit requirements purposes.
  • People Management

  • Has responsibility for training and growing employees within the Procurement Process Excellence and Transformation function to build the organizational capability, talent, improve, the way the team works.
  • Driving professionalization of the team, including Global and Regional playbooks support,Supplier Relationship Program support, and Supplier Performance & scorecards management.
  • Enable team to think beyond just procurement and look at long term value driven solutions with partners, including Digital, performance improvement, customer centricity, ESG, P2P process standardization agenda through future looking contracting.
  • Who we are looking for

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Strong procurement and / or project management experience preferably within the Logistics industry
  • Project management education and capabilities
  • Financial Executive capabilities
  • Experience with digital procurement transformation is preferred
  • Experience with ESG initiatives is a strong advantage
  • 8-10 years within the logistics industry or project management leader roles are required
  • Demonstrated global trade & functional acumen;
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication;
  • Customer and process improvement mindset;
  • Successful change management experience and mindset;
  • Ambassador of company values and collaboration teamwork behaviors in a visible manner;
  • Ability to exercise impact with or without direct authority at different corporate levels
  • High learning agility;
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to drive motivation & engagement within the team
  • Ability to constructively challenge the status quo
  • Spanish and English languages fluency at 90% or above required
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