Senior Director, Technology Strategic Sourcing in Charlotte, North Carolina
THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:
Top 25 U.S. digital financial services company committed to developing award-winning technology and services.
Named one of the top 3 fastest-growing banking brands in the U.S. in 2020.
Offers a full suite of products including mortgage lending, personal lending, and a variety of deposit and other banking products (savings, money-market, and checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs), self-directed and investment-advisory services, and capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.
Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered.
WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:
Strong Executive leadership team investing in its talent and committed to developing people
Fast paced, highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
Opportunity to drive change with a strong focus on process improvement in a high visibility role
Fantastic base salary + bonus, company stock, and excellent benefits package
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Lead a team of sourcing professionals to drive transformative sourcing and category strategies in close collaboration and partnership with our Technology organization to deliver forward-looking, proactive and best in industry results in supply chain and supplier risk management.
Direct organizational and process change to optimize performance and mitigate risk.
Manage and coach strategic projects through all phases, managing and controlling scope, quality and schedule while overseeing all team activities and performance.
Identify and collaborate with a variety of internal stakeholders and workgroups critical to executing sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, managing third party relationships and onboarding/offboarding supplier partners.
Develop progressive and high impact supply chain strategies that support, advance and propel key business goals and strategies.
Ensures team consistently and effectively creates, communicates, and executes all strategic sourcing programs while continuously looking for ways to improve business relationships and operational performance through robust KPI and operational management techniques.
Proactively develop strategies to improve service quality, lower costs and drive innovation through key supply chain partners supporting the business, overseeing all sourcing/procurement activity with a select group of high exposure and critical supplier relationships
Support the end-to-end management of critical supplier relationships including constructive handling or resolution of issues and disputes, risk management, contract inventory management, performance and scorecard management, negotiation strategies, etc.
THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS
10+ years of industry-specific sourcing and category management experience having worked in consumer or commercial financial services, auto financing, and/or a technology and engineering business environment, supporting traditional areas of indirect spend such as data center infrastructure (hardware, software and services), cloud services, telecommunications services, network and data center operations, end user technology infrastructure and support, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or JD strongly preferred
Experience with direct management of staff and virtual teams.
Proficiency in computer applications, business and industry analysis, financial analysis, supplier selection and management, contract negotiations, conflict management, decision making, strategic thinking.
Extensive experience leading highly complex and challenging sourcing projects, running RFs/auctions and negotiating large, complex third-party supply contracts
Extremely strong analytical ability to develop, analyze and present complex cost models, business cases, and strategic plans
Must possess very strong persuasion and individual communication skills
Comfortable working in an evolving and dynamic business environment with ability to seamlessly multi-task
Demonstrated ability to consistently and effectively manage large projects across multiple parties while delivering industry-leading results
Demonstrated agility, disposition and ability to handle very difficult situations with clients and/or vendor negotiations
Ability to organize data and exercise highly effective problem-solving skills.
Ability to build extremely strong relationships with internal business partners and experience working with multiple business partners in a collaborative and team-oriented manner.