Director, IT Procurement

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 00:00
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA

What You’ll Do For Us

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop spend and business requirements/needs to formulate negotiation strategies
  • Lead RFPs/Negotiations
  • Collaborate with team members who are not a direct report to balance work assignments and stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborate with senior IT leaders (Enterprise Architecture, IT Vendor Governance, etc.) to assess and recommend approval or rejection of new supplier and technology requests.
  • Continually evaluate IT products, services and vendors to determine improvement or replacement.
  • Draft, negotiate and execute commercial agreements including master contracts for software and services and statement of work
  • Work with key IT client to ensure proper management of client relationship and development of IT category procurement strategies.
  • Improve work process and systems to support Agile work processes
  • Build capabilities (self and others)
  • Develop and execute sourcing and IT supplier strategies for a large area of sub-IT category, involving global requirements
  • Make appropriate recommendations to reduce costs and improve processes while leveraging purchasing power.
  • Collaborate with IT in supplier governance, supplier relationship management and performance management
  • Effectively communicate across the organization with all executive levels and operational management to ensure the IT Strategic Procurement function is meeting the goals and objectives of IT.
  • The position requires understanding of procurement process and best practices including developing market/industry analysis, supplier analysis, total cost of ownership analysis, sourcing strategy and supplier strategy development Qualification/Skills Technical (Sourcing)Competency
  • Hands-on experience in sourcing, including all phases of the supply cycle pre-planning/basic sourcing strategy, supplier selection, execution of supply plans, evaluation of results and supplier performance, strategy review/renewal and execution of contracts.
  • A consistent track record of achieving outstanding business results in a range of circumstances (Examples: different IT products and services; strong and weak markets; different supplier sizes and types of relationships; established and emerging markets and products/services; etc.).
  • A demonstrated depth and breadth of understanding of the core work of Procurement (sourcing strategies and supplier relationships) and tools of strategic sourcing, and the ways in which they can be applied effectively to produce the desired results.
  • Actual experiences in the successful business application of all the technical sourcing skills. Examples are: Sourcing strategy development, leading negotiation plan development and execution, market/supplier/industry analysis, competitive bidding, supplier relationship management strategy development, IT professional and managed services, and client relationship management
  • Solid analytical thought processes, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Recognizing the significant elements in a situation, gathering relevant data, reaching sound conclusions, using data and intuition/past experience.
  • Solid analytical thought processes seeing the significant elements in a situation, gathering relevant data, reaching sound conclusions, using data and intuition/past experience.
  • Comfort with uncertainty, with the movement of markets, and with assessing and managing risks.
  • Solid understanding of Procurement’s work and Procurement Standards, with the ability to describe these effectively to others.
  • Strongly demonstrated abilities in the areas of: Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, Cost Analysis, Vendor Selection and Benchmarking related to all areas of IT strategic purchasing.

 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant experience
  • Strongly demonstrated abilities in the areas of: Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, Cost Analysis, Vendor Selection and Benchmarking related to all areas of IT strategic purchasing.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience as Project/Program Leader of cross functional teams.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, appropriate for external and internal C-level audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop/maintain productive business relationships
  • Demonstrated skill to persuade/influence directly and indirectly -both internally and externally to the function.
  • Financial acumen and rapid diagnostic commercial skills.
  • Budget management experience. Advanced negotiation training and skills.
  • Sets a Winning Example: Demonstrates the values of The Coca-Cola Company through words, actions, and by example; fosters an environment that reflects the values of the Company

 

What We Can Do For You:

  • Iconic & Innovative Brands: Our portfolio represents over 250 products with some of the most popular brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Simply, Fairlife & Topo Chico.
  • Expansive, Diverse, and Global Suppliers: We work with a diversified group of global suppliers across a wide range of good and services categories
  • Development: Provide opportunities to develop and grow your Procurement abilities and experiences in a global fast pace environment for one of the top companies in the world.

 

Our Purpose And Growth Culture

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors - curious, empowered, inclusive and agile - and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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