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VP, Chief Procurement Officer

Company: UKG
Location: Lowell
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States Description & Qualifications DescriptionUnder direction of the Chief Finance Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer leads the day-to-day procurement for indirect strategic sourcing and renewals, $1B in addressable spend. Also leads procurement operations including supplier relationship management, supplier diversity, enterprise travel, and software asset management. The CPO will directly manage a team of senior reports that support this global program.

Key Responsibilities:
? Establish and execute a strategy that creates advantage through the procurement of goods and services
? Excels in strategic internal and external communications, strategic planning and business strategy. Presents an executive-level presence
? Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in all relevant fields under scope of authority and provides overall leadership and vision for the direction of the department and within the broad context of UKG's mission
? Leverage key metrics to identify problem areas and adopt current and emerging business models with an entrepreneurial mindset and creative approach to drive best practice
? Lead and coach a team responsible to strategically partner with business unit leaders and contribute to client strategy by providing procurement (travel, SAM) expertise and strategic partnering for purchasing (other) opportunities
? Build and manage relationships with priority business executives, serves as a key member of the business unit leadership team to support implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment. Demonstrates a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy
? Mentor staff in long-term strategic planning efforts for assigned responsibilities including advanced multi-year strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing shifts in both markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles
? Provide oversight and evaluate ethical procurement practices of contracted goods and services which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures
? Hire, develop, motivate, and retain high performing staff. Provide guidance on assigned activities and ensure follow-through on assigned tasks and projects. Evaluate performance and provide guidance and/or recognition
? Empower direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations

Skills:
? Establish strategic direction
? Drive entrepreneurial success
? Demonstrate strategic influence
? Build strategic partnerships
? Proven leadership skills - ability to motivate others to quickly achieve results
? Uses knowledge of industry and market trends to develop and champion long-term strategies
? Demonstrates the ability to effectively persuade others to listen, commit, and act on a new approach
? Strategic mindset with excellent executive presence and organizational savvy
? Self-confident with an ability to accept and respond to challenges in a positive manner
? Manages change, ambiguity, complexity and drives for results
? Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
? Effectively presents complex topics in a concise manner to audiences at various levels and in various sizes
? Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages, and customer value
? Extensive knowledge of assessing and recommending creative and time-sensitive solutions QualificationsMinimum:
? Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or Industrial Engineering
? 15 years' experience in a procurement role
? Proven experience with procurement transformation
? 7 years' strategic sourcing experience with expertise in influencing business strategy and vendor relations
? 5 years' experience in management and leading cross divisional teams
? Superior negotiation skills, developed through significant corporate sourcing environment experience
? Strong influencing skills that can be used to lead teams and build partnerships with internal resources
? Experience with Procure to Pay platform implementation and ongoing management

Preferred:
? Master's or post-graduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university
? Certification in or equivalent training in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
? Project planning and management experience
? Prior experience managing diverse stakeholder interests and expectations Company Overview Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers EEO StatementEqual Opportunity EmployerUltimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.UKG participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here .Disability AccommodationFor individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please emailUKGCareers@ukg.com.

Keywords: UKG, Lowell , VP, Chief Procurement Officer, Executive , Lowell, Massachusetts

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