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Company Name:
AmeriHome
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Woodland Hills, California
Country:
United States
Industry:
Procurement
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
6-9 Years
Education level:
Master's Degree

VP, Procurement and Sourcing

 

The VP, Procurement & Sourcing is responsible for driving strategic sourcing activity, implementing procurement processes/tools, developing the team’s resources, and tracking value for AmeriHome’s managed spend.  The leader of the function builds and fosters key senior level relationships and over time, may develop/coach a small team of sourcing & procurement professionals as the business grows.  In addition, this role will be expected to challenge business processes tactfully, and deliver value to AmeriHome’s bottom line.  The incumbent also works internally to ensure that savings identified become savings achieved.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

Strategic

 

  • Sets overall sourcing & procurement strategy and drives overall sourcing activity
  • Works with business partners across functions to break down barriers and identify opportunities for process improvement, cost containment/avoidance, and capital investment
  • Manages and updates central sourcing calendar and aligns with functions/communities to populate and maintain
  • Leads the procurement governance activity and contributes to control programs that comply with corporate policies
  • Facilitates the procurement program (policies, procedures, tools, preferred supplier programs, etc.) against which the internal departments execute procurement activities
  • Works with internal stakeholders to bring more managed spend to the Sourcing & Procurement function
  • Establishes and executes procedures for driving sourcing & procurement value in the pre- and post-acquisition process
  • Directs internal team resources toward meeting strategic objectives

 

Functional

 

  • Assesses complex information (market trends, competitor analysis, proprietary data) and links internal stakeholders to influence business strategy
  • Reviews business cases to quantify savings/benefits of new initiatives
  • Acts as an AmeriHome ambassador in building and maintaining sustainable relationships across functions and departments
  • Conducts vendor negotiations, reviews contracts, and works with Legal on contract management and review process
  • Develops strong partnerships with current and potential suppliers
  • Oversees spend analytics and the sourcing process for the products/services required by the business
  • Works with Finance to establish preferred payment terms, and corresponds with suppliers to incorporate them; works with Accounts Payable to ensure terms are adhered to
  • Works with Finance regularly to update budgets based on expected savings from sourcing & procurement activity
  • Monitors Preferred Suppliers’ performance

 

Job Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university (preferably in Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Business Management)
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferable but not required
  • 8+ years of experience in project management, procurement, or consulting
  • Deep background in Strategic Sourcing (wide variety of categories) and procurement processes/efficiencies
  • Experience managing a team of procurement professionals
  • Proven ability to work across an enterprise and service internal clients
  • Strong analytical skills and technical knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal, client facing and team management skills
  • Able to work in a professional, fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Highly flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to develop and socialize strategies
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks
  • Negotiation skills
  • Technical aptitude

 

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