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Senior IT Procurement Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Northville
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

This position is responsible for leading value generation, sourcing, and profitability improvement initiatives to optimize indirect and corporate spend. Close interaction and coordination with internal partners and external suppliers is required. Success will be measured on spend addressed, savings achieved, and working capital impact. The central challenge of the position is to capture value from indirect spend categories of Hardware and Professional Services while meeting key business objectives such as service, quality, and timing. The position is based in Northville, Michigan and reports directly to the Executive Director, Indirect Purchasing of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing

    • Manage various IT spend categories, demonstrate expertise in vendor management, contract negotiation, spend analytics, stakeholder management and deployment of end to end strategic sourcing strategies
    • Ensure proper sequencing and business support for value capture initiatives.
    • Knowledge of tools such as purchasing intake request tracking, contract storage database and spend cube
    • Strong industry knowledge, ability to identify a competitive edge by leveraging spend and qualified new suppliers.
    • Manage the planning and launch of RFx events, leveraging eSourcing tools as appropriate.
      Purchasing & Contracting
        • Develop global/regional contracts that are commercially sound, provide optimum protection of company assets and meet IT requirements.
        • Effectively manage renewal schedules and workload planning to achieve optimum results
          Process Improvement
            • Work with various stakeholders to drive improvement and communications of the procure to pay policies and processes.
              Team Management
                • Manage team of IT Procurement Analysts, responsible for day-to-day operations of IT purchasing
                • Ability to asset talent, grow team and develop KPI structure for success management
                • Responsible for performance management and compensation review.

                  Minimum Requirements

                  Experience:
                  • 10+ years of IT Procurement and Sourcing experience
                  • 5+ Years leading a team

                    Education: Bachelor's degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field

                    Skills
                    • Experience managing indirect spend categories using multi-step strategic sourcing processes, especially professional services and hardware.
                    • Track record of managing change through influence; capable of driving major commercial decisions across a diverse set of internal stakeholders.
                    • Strong negotiation skills; expert understanding of terms, conditions, and contracting techniques for managing risk.
                    • Experience working with Procure to Pay processes
                    • IT/Technology Industry experience
                    • Comfortable working with all levels of Management
                    • Have a keen eye for detail
                    • Excellent communication skills
                    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

                      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

                      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Warren , Senior IT Procurement Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Northville, Michigan

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