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Pitney Bowes Procurement Manager - Remote Opportunity in Hartford, Connecticut

At Pitney Bowes, we do the right thing, the right way. As a member of our team, you can too.

We have amazing people who are the driving force, the inspiration and foundation of our company. Our thriving culture can be broken down into four components: Client. Team. Win. Innovate.

We actively look for prospects who:

• Are passionate about client success.

• Enjoy collaborating with others.

• Strive to exceed expectations.

• Move boldly in the quest for superior and best in market solutions.

Job Description:

This position is responsible for developing and implementing global / regional sourcing strategies across multiple spend categories, direct or indirect, identifying cost savings opportunities, driving change and implementing industry best practices to support a best in class Enterprise Procurement function.

Key responsibilities f this position include:

  • Supports and may Lead negotiations and manages worldwide and/or regional/local contracts (e.g., technology, supplies, Real Estate, Fleet, Contract Manufacturing, SaaS, Logistics etc)

  • Contributes to and may lead the strategy and vision of related programs ensuring strategic alignment with LOB and business support functions, accountable for building strong and effective relationships with internal stakeholders.

  • Manages corporate direct order programs serving regional locations. Targets commodities, initiates corporate agreements, builds supplier relationships and negotiates industry competitive pricing models, best practices, service levels and support for our internal customers.

  • Supports New Product Development projects, the individual will be responsible for managing the Procurement program deliverables on behalf of the team.

  • Manage complex supply chain/procurement situations with aggressive goals and often short notice for n-tier suppliers including relevant silicon manufacturers (e.g. end-of-life component obsolescence and lifecycle management).

  • Provides input to policies and procedures for related programs.

  • May outsource & manage vendors to focus on global/regional distribution.

  • Identifies PB's ongoing needs for the purpose of seeking and analyzing competitive bids, selecting and implementing vendors. Monitors and reports on vendor performance.

  • Manages business and functional compliance against programs and policies and reports to appropriate management teams.

  • Assists with support and communication of additional programs as appropriate.

  • May manage the operational integration of third-party services. 

  • Maintain active compliance with EHS, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain and Contract rules, SAP, etc.

The candidate will ideally have sourcing and supplier relationship management experience within the mechanical and electro- mechanical spend categories, identifying cost savings opportunities, driving change and implementing industry best practices to support a best in class Enterprise Procurement function.

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years leadership experience in procurement/strategic sourcing/contracting/sub-contracting/supply chain, preferably in a global technical product delivery organization, with a clear record of success and achievement dealing with complex supply chain/procurement issues.

  • In-depth knowledge of procurement/sourcing principles and processes and ability to conduct detailed financial analyses.

  • Experience negotiating world-class terms and conditions for supplier agreements. Demonstrate understanding of Pitney Bowes contract management process, terms and conditions, and corporate policies. Experience negotiating with Japanese-based suppliers a plus.

  • Experience in managing internal stakeholders and a record of success in supply chain transformation and change management.

  • Domain expertise about print and associated technologies for development of meters and sending devices.

  • Experience in continuous improvement, process flows, and reengineering principles.

  • Able to analyze various strategic options and their direct potential and indirect impact on the organization.

  • Must be a highly effective communicator, both verbally and in writing,

  • Must have both excellent one on one and large audience/presentation skills.

  • Must be a team player, with courage of conviction. Must be able to partner effectively with the key leadership across PB.

  • Must be a fact based decision maker.

  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity, a self-starter.

  • Must operate independently and be able to drive a project to success with little oversight.

  • Must be a high energy, hard worker, with outstanding business and personal ethics.

  • Must persevere in the face of challenges.

  • Must be able to work productively and respectfully with other cultures (especially Japanese)

  • Willingness to travel as needed (up to 4-6 times/year)

  • Knowledge of manufacturing is very helpful for success in this position.

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred. MBA highly preferred.

We will:

• Provide the opportunity to grow and develop your career

• Offer an inclusive environment that encourages diverse perspectives and ideas

• Deliver challenging and unique opportunities to contribute to the success of a transforming organization

• Offer comprehensive benefits globally ( pbprojectliving.com )

Pitney Bowes is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

Women/Men/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

All interested individuals must apply online. Individuals with disabilities who cannot apply via our online application should refer to the alternate application options via our Individuals with Disabilities link. 

Pitney Bowes is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

Women/Men/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

All interested individuals must apply online. Individuals with disabilities who cannot apply via our online application should refer to the alternate application options via our Individuals with Disabilities link.

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