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JR5429 Global Procurement, Program Manager
Global Procurement Solutions (GPS) team drives impact by enabling Global Procurement as the industry-leading value driver through application of business process and technology.
The Global Procurement Program Manager is integral part of this vision and in this role is responsible for a wide range of duties that plan and execute improvements in processes, systems, and capabilities within the Global Procurement team to enable alignment with strategic objectives.
The Program Manager will perform program management (management of a group of related projects), process management, project management, and change management responsibilities as required by the scope of work assigned.
It is expected that this position will lead people and cross-functional teams through influence and drive participation and involvement across the global procurement network with minimal direction.
As required, Program Manager will also organize and facilitates global forums, meetings and activities that drive engagement, alignment and change management across the Global Procurement team and partner organizations.
This position works closely with Global Procurement leaders to prepare executive reports and presentations on key programs.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Core responsibilities (80%)
Initiate Projects and Programs : Identify opportunities, document requirements, work with business partners to build business cases, develop clear measurable project success indicators, create project charter, facilitate project initiation / approval reviews.
Plan Projects and Programs : Work with global procurement, partners, and 3rd parties to develop meaningful project planning artifacts such as project schedules, risk management plans, scope statements, statements of work, budgets.
Build, develop and maintain highly collaborative and effective working relationships with key stakeholders
Execute / Monitor / Control Project and Programs : Lead cross-function teams to ensure delivery of project and programs on time and within scope and budget, create and report out status updates to procurement leadership, monitor project success indicators, ensure regular information flow to all areas and stakeholder of a project.
Proactively identify and manage risks and issues.
Close Project and Programs : ensure timely delivery of business value through implementing process and systems improvements, work with business users on obtaining sign-off, prepare project closure reports and delivery assessments.
Celebrate access and recognize lessons learned.
Change Management : Manage people side of the Change through applying common Organizational Change Management tools and techniques.
Prepare and execute change management plans to increase adoption of the Change.
Other responsibilities (20%)
May engage and oversee the work of external vendors
Identify and lead ad-hoc continuous improvement projects
Manage and lead collaboration and alignment between department functions
Facilitate Business Process mapping exercises
Minimum qualifications :
5-6 years of experience in program management
MBA or Master's degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science
PMP, Scrum Master or related Project Management certifications
Preferred qualifications :
Experience working with end users, IT teams, and product managers to solve critical business problems.
Ability to be self-motivated, with excellent communication and cross-functional leadership skills.
SAP experience and Change Management Practitioner Certification (PROSCI) is added advantage
Experience and Skills
Proven experience in program, change and process management, including solid knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodology
Skillful in process mapping and the analysis of as-is and to-be processes.
Knowledge of Procurement processes, supply chain or IT.
Strong analytical skills, experience in business metrics and reporting, ability to translate business objective / requirements into measurable success indicators
Ability to work in an ambiguous, fast-paced, disruptive solution orientated environment.
Passion for process improvements with an approach that urges innovation, elimination of waste and efficiency improvements
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, facilitation, and issue resolution skills; ability to drive consensus and resolve conflicts
Ability to effectively prioritize work and adjust to situations that involve conflicting goals
Proficiency in following tools is desirable : O365, Sharepoint, Tableau, Power BI, MS Project, Visio, Agile / backlog management (e.
g. Azure, Jira, Confluence)
Able to work effectively in a cross-functional, geographically distributed, and dynamic environment
Able to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups
Fluent in written and spoken English
Early morning, evening hours required to facilitate work cross-regions
Flexible working arrangements
1-2 international trips per year, 1-2 weeks duration