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Director, Indirect Procurement, New York, New York

CategoryAccounting & Finance
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CityNew York
ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and over 130,000 employees in 300+ offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. Founded in 1909, ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes - from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports.

Job Title
Director, Indirect Procurement

Bachelor's Degree

Career Level

Accounting & Finance

Job Type/ FLSA Status
Salaried Exempt

Travel Required
10 - 20%

Shift Type

Job Description

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The Director, Indirect Procurement will be responsible for the strategy development and strategic sourcing of ABM's Indirect spend categories.

The Indirect categories include a wide range of products and services such as Mobility, IT/Telecom, HR, Marketing, Consultants, etc. The Director is charged with developing and leading, effective and efficient sourcing plans that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business both vertically and regionally, through a consultative approach with business management and key stakeholders in ABM's Operations' teams

This leader incorporates best practices to develop fit for purpose, robust and results oriented Procurement strategies and technologies to deliver world class results. This is a highly visible leadership role and an ideal opportunity for a top performer who enjoys building teams and establishing best in class practices.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Development of an enterprise-wide category strategy with respective internal business leads. This will involve:
  • Ensuring appropriate vertical and regional stakeholder engagement
  • Understanding business requirements, demand patterns, market dynamics, supplier economics, etc
  • Identifying elements of category strategy with regional or sub-region/local leverage potential
  • Aligning resources for execution and implementation of strategy
  • Translate strategies into detailed category plans with set of measurable actions and targets with focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Provide leadership to internal indirect network to:
  • Align category targets with each business vertical and identify category "challenges" and manage appropriate solutions
  • Measurement of results against defined targets
  • Ensure common sourcing approaches across all verticals and regions for execution & implementation
  • Drive execution of best practices for category
  • Forms and leads cross functional strategic sourcing teams to address specific opportunities
  • Directs development & negotiation of complex agreements with key suppliers
  • Manage key strategic supplier relationships to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness with focus on TCO. Conduct timely reviews with suppliers to measure performance against contractual standards and performance expectations.
  • Develop and manage risk mitigation plans relating to supplier vulnerability, sourcing options and material availability.

Minimum Requirements
  • Relevant business/technical degree (MBA Preferred)
  • 7 plus years of relevant experience with at least three of those years in an Indirect Procurement/Strategic Sourcing role or in a similar capacity with the ability to negotiate and purchase related products.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, be highly organized, and have excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing processes/methods, as well as relevant Information Technology (IT) systems
  • Excellent analytical and financial acumen
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively lead/influence key stakeholders and motivate a team, partly from a distance.
  • Good presentation skills to achieve (business) acceptance of procurement practices and procedures, metrics, budgeting/forecasting routines and changes thereto.

New York, NY 10006 US (Primary)

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