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Director - Indirect Spend Management


Bentonville, AR 72712
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925023BRReq ID:925023BRCompany Summary:What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, nearly 260 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. Its all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.Job Title:Director - Indirect Spend ManagementEmployment Type:Full TimeCity:BENTONVILLEState:ARPosition Description:Contribute to the development of communications for senior management use by obtaining information from category teams or external sources; preparing final presentations; and reviewing drafts with senior director or vice president.

Lead indirect sourcing activities; establish and track progress towards annual and 3-year targets across category teams and spend areas, includes roll out of key industry best practice metrics (i.e., margin management, cost reduction, cash flow, and quality initiatives).

Develop and oversee Indirect strategic sourcing pipeline process by reviewing projects to identify where sourcing opportunities could achieve greater holistic savings; includes establishing a methodology for identifying high value sourcing spend areas where common approach or supply base can be implemented.

Identify opportunities, develop business case, and lead special projects that further develops a category teams capability to strategically source or managing Indirect suppliers/spend through the implementation of best practice processes or technologies; plus, monitor project performance using metrics to ensure project outcomes reflect business expectations.

Establish the mechanism(s) to gather and share industry trends, macro-economic impacts to Indirect spend-areas and suppliers, (i.e., disruptive technologies, industry trends, changing legislation and policies, commodity pricing).

Lead enterprise-wide strategic sourcing activities including spend/supplier analysis, benchmarking, RFx/Supplier selection, negotiating pricing and contract terms, change management, by building partnerships with key stakeholders across internal and external teams; analyzing and identifying current areas of opportunity and future needs; identifying and understanding existing and future supply leverage points and aligning strategies.

Develop and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.

Cultivate an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.Minimum Qualifications:

+ 4 years of supervisory experience.

+ Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 8 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years OR 10 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years OR Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 6 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

+ 4 years experience developing, presenting, and implementing technology strategies.

+ 4 years experience managing large-scale global projects.

+ 4 years experience managing vendor and supplier relationships.

+ 4 years experience supervising teams in both direct reporting and matrix structures.

+ 4 years of contract and budget management experience (for example, procurement of services, hardware, cost center P&L management).

Category:Information Technology Hourly/Salary:SalaryShift:0Division:WalmartRequisition Template:Home Office
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