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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries and annual sales of almost €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Director of Strategic Procurement
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Atlanta

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation is seeking a Director of Strategic Procurement for its Atlanta, GA office. The Director of Strategic Procurement is the functional leader responsible for implementing the aligned procurement and supply management strategy and all procurement related processes that insure the required supply of good and services. Furthermore, they are responsible for insuring functional strategies that support and improve the contribution to company performance and results. They are to support and lead thyssenkrupp Cluster Management within their area of responsibility.

  • Develop procurement and supply management strategy  with a 3-5 year view  based on relevant functional and business, strategies
  • Managing and optimizing assigned procurement organization and processes
  • Designing the business process “procurement” in such a way that all required supplies and services can be procured in the appropriate quality, at the right time and at the most favorable total cost
  • Cost optimization and leveraging supply chain management synergies
  • Setting of strategic and operative targets for assigned team; defining procurement strategy in line with established targets
  • Safeguarding reliability/stability of supply and required quality standards in all procurement transactions in relevant sourcing categories
  • Monitoring and improving claim management
  • Decision-making and implementation responsibility regarding approved Cluster Management strategies and measures
  • Key supplier relationship management; preparing and conducting major negotiations having strategic importance
  • Pursuing and introducing best practices within procurement activities
  • Budget consultations with relevant global category (Cluster) managers and with the relevant strategic/financial planning functions
  • Provisioning of data required by Procurement Performance Management; deriving suitable improvement measures within assigned area of responsibility based on KPI development
  • Coordination of interfaces with internal clients regarding sourcing categories within assigned area of responsibility
  • Leading and developing assigned staff; supporting succession planning
  • Coach and mentor team members to perform effectively in their role and to further develop their expertise Responsibility for compliance with company policies on Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business administration or equivalent experience
  • Master of Business Administration or equivalent a plus
  • 5+ years of procurement supply management experience within field services environment
  • 3+ years of procurement and supply management leadership experience
  • Supervisory experience is required
  • Financial acumen
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communications skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/resources simultaneously
  • High standard of ethics and professionalism
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment, shifting between the role of an individual contributor, team player and project manager
  • Project management skills, attention to detail, understanding business processes, and communication are important to accomplishing this function. Ability to independently plan, coordinate, and execute work
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate progress to superiors and subordinates
  • up to 40% travel

 

About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation is seeking a Director of Strategic Procurement for its Atlanta, GA office. The Director of Strategic Procurement is the functional leader responsible for implementing the aligned procurement and supply management strategy and all procurement related processes that insure the required supply of good and services. Furthermore, they are responsible for insuring functional strategies that support and improve the contribution to company performance and results. They are to support and lead thyssenkrupp Cluster Management within their area of responsibility.

  • Develop procurement and supply management strategy  with a 3-5 year view  based on relevant functional and business, strategies
  • Managing and optimizing assigned procurement organization and processes
  • Designing the business process “procurement” in such a way that all required supplies and services can be procured in the appropriate quality, at the right time and at the most favorable total cost
  • Cost optimization and leveraging supply chain management synergies
  • Setting of strategic and operative targets for assigned team; defining procurement strategy in line with established targets
  • Safeguarding reliability/stability of supply and required quality standards in all procurement transactions in relevant sourcing categories
  • Monitoring and improving claim management
  • Decision-making and implementation responsibility regarding approved Cluster Management strategies and measures
  • Key supplier relationship management; preparing and conducting major negotiations having strategic importance
  • Pursuing and introducing best practices within procurement activities
  • Budget consultations with relevant global category (Cluster) managers and with the relevant strategic/financial planning functions
  • Provisioning of data required by Procurement Performance Management; deriving suitable improvement measures within assigned area of responsibility based on KPI development
  • Coordination of interfaces with internal clients regarding sourcing categories within assigned area of responsibility
  • Leading and developing assigned staff; supporting succession planning
  • Coach and mentor team members to perform effectively in their role and to further develop their expertise Responsibility for compliance with company policies on Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business administration or equivalent experience
  • Master of Business Administration or equivalent a plus
  • 5+ years of procurement supply management experience within field services environment
  • 3+ years of procurement and supply management leadership experience
  • Supervisory experience is required
  • Financial acumen
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communications skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/resources simultaneously
  • High standard of ethics and professionalism
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment, shifting between the role of an individual contributor, team player and project manager
  • Project management skills, attention to detail, understanding business processes, and communication are important to accomplishing this function. Ability to independently plan, coordinate, and execute work
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate progress to superiors and subordinates
  • up to 40% travel