General Information

Req #
WD00004279
Career area:
Supply Chain
Country:
United States of America
State:
Illinois
City:
Chicago
Additional locations:
US - Morrisville (Davis Dr)
Date:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

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Description and Requirements

The General (Indirect) Procurement organization is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and managing spend for all non-production goods or services used internally by Lenovo. It includes 9 major operating expense categories: Marketing Communications, IT Services, Real Estate, Travel, Workforce, Business Services, Site Services, HR Services, and R&D Services. Position is responsible for all Procurement activities related to source selection, contract/supplier management, cost analysis/negotiation for goods and services on specific spend categories for North America. The GCM requires specific strengths in project management, business case/financial analysis. Position interfaces with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. Position is responsible for leading/interfacing with cross-functional teams in sourcing decisions and in managing ongoing supplier operational performance, to achieve success of business. He/she should have experience in indirect procurement, the desire to engage Lenovo's internal stakeholders to provide sourcing strategies and drive procurement initiatives and be the commercial lead for spend and supplier management.



Essential Functions: 
  • Facilitate interactive communication between Lenovo organizations & supply partners. 
  • Work with business unit/budget owner (our internal Lenovo stakeholders) on appropriate spending strategy, including industry best practices, category/market trend analysis, and supplier capabilities. 
  • Negotiate and execute contracts with selected Suppliers to help ensure both deliverables and risk avoidance. 
  • Manage and optimize Lenovo's Spend with external suppliers, generating Procurement Value-Add (Savings and Cost-Avoidance) for Lenovo. 
  • Manage supplier performance via stakeholder feedback and performance-based metrics. 
  • Help cross functional teams to solve supplier issues related to delivery, supply, quality, and service. 
  • Lead RFQ's/RFI to drive competitive sourcing activities and appropriately select supplier sources. 

Skill Requirements:  
  • Analytics - Perform competitive bid analysis, cost analysis, fair-value analysis, and scenario modeling. 
  • Problem-solving - Ability to understand objectives, identify obstacles, initiative root cause analysis, mitigate risk, and develop and implement recommendations for alternative solutions. 
  • Negotiation - Ability to conduct fact-based negotiations with Suppliers at senior levels. 
  • Team - Ability to communicate, collaborate, and drive work successfully within a matrix team environment. 
  • Independence - Ability to complete tasks and initiatives with minimal amount of supervision. 
  • Fact-seeking - Propensity to perform appropriate research on goods/services being purchased to drive strategy and benefit negotiations. 
  • Project Management - Ability to prioritize activities and multi-task to drive maximum benefit. 
  • Adaptability - Flexibility in ambiguous direction from internal stakeholders; resourceful and versatile responding to change. 
  • Communication - Strong English Oral and Written Communication Skills. 

Position Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Production/Ops Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics or other related focus 
  • 5+ years strategic sourcing experience 
  • Indirect procurement experience 
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook SAP Ariba sourcing 
  • MNC/IT Industry experience is preferred
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