Pro Staff

Sr. Manager Procurement Audit

Pro Staff
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Oct 04, 2019
Nov 03, 2019
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Position Summary

The SEA Procurement team delivers results to all divisions within the company (Mobile and Consumer Electronics). As a shared service across functional areas, Procurement leads vendor management initiatives by working closely with business owners and internal Procurement team members.  Identifies and implements best-in-class solutions to ensure purchasing, vendor management and compliance requirements are met. The atmosphere within the team is high speed, high intensity, and high expectations.


The Sr. Manager for Procurement Audit Manager has overall responsibility of defining the strategy for validating performance of the vendors and continuous improvement for the the companyindirect procurement operations. The right candidate will have deep expertise in procurement and/or audit functions capable of leading a team to execute defined strategy. He/She will work across multiple teams across geographies to drive improvements in operational systems, processes and policies to drive best in class execution and vendor compliance.


Role and Responsibilities

Responsible to develop, implement and execute procurement strategy to evaluate vendor performance. This position will lead the validation of marketing projects nationwide and ensuring work was performed to the expected level of quality and satisfaction of marketing project owners. Additionally, individual will support driving Marketing BQMS (the company eSourcing Portal) adoption and usage by working closely with HQ, audit, and internal Procurement team members and Marketing business owners.  Finally, the position will also be responsible for strong financial analytical support and serve as the “go-to” individual acting as the primary liaison between Procurement, audit, and internal business areas to support collaborative Procurement/Finance, Audit & Marketing strategic initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

In this position, either directly or through others, the candidate will:

  • Develop procurement strategy and policy to validate vendor performance and execution of marketing projects
  • Set goals and drive KPI’s in accordance with the regional and global guidance
  • Create and deliver executive reporting on vendor performance strategy and execution to top management
  • Execute procurement audit/validation strategy for marketing project nationwide
  • Develop strategic relationship with internal Procurement Managers, Finance, Audit and stakeholders to fully understand the project scope / activity
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to continually improve supplier performance through project validation, effective contracts and supplier performance management methodologies
  • Conduct preliminary research of marketing activities to be reviewed by analyzing transactional data (BQMS eSourcing Portal) to prioritize marketing categories and transactions that are considered to be fraudulent or high risk
  • Build relationship with internal and external stakeholder, including suppliers, to understand scope and gather critical information. This may include data input, hours allocation, subcontractor cost transparency, and any other detailed proof of performance information
  • Create should cost models to validate vendor pricing and payments. Actively benchmarks costs suppliers and vendor performance through internal transactional data and external sources
  • Develop proper checklist for validation associated with specific marketing activity. The checklist will need to be customized based on information gathered from internal and external conversations
  • Validate execution of projects by visiting sites(e.g. events/exhibitions) and confirming deliverables for major projects
  • Gather internal/external documentation for marketing projects that can be validated remotely (e.g. promotions, gift card/rewards, etc.)
  • Develop improvement plan, corrective action plan, or escalation plan should be developed to properly address the discrepancies in performance
  • All findings will be recorded, tracked, and summarized for reporting to top management

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university; Master’s degree highly preferred
  • 7-10+ years purchasing experience (or equivalent) in Purchasing, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Audit with 5+ years in leadership capacity delivering demonstrated results  
  • In-depth use and knowledge of MS Project, Excel (advanced skills such as Macros), Word, PowerPoint, Access, and SAP
  • Experience performing large Sourcing/Procurement system implementations, vendor financial evaluations, vendor performance reviews and compliance risk assessments to insure process requirements are met
  • Ability to analyze, implement and develop key compliance and cost savings initiatives throughout the different areas of the company; Must have a data driven approach to solving problems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and strong prioritization skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Must be a strong team player and able to lead or participate on cross functional teams
  • This position demands a high degree of ethics and professionalism to ensure control of the company’s expenditures
  • Excellent analytical, planning, negotiation, and written & oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to influence others and drive meaningful change results


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