7 months ago
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Post Begin Date
58-Supply Chain Management
Important Job Details
We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.
Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity in all supplier transactions
Develops a competent, productive, knowledgeable, effective and Customer Service-oriented Team by: recruiting and hiring qualified applicants; providing training and orientation on departmental policies and procedures; assigning work responsibilities and priorities; Leading work activities and evaluating the performance of the Team
Works with cross-functional Teams to develop and present aggressive savings ideas by utilizing knowledge in financial management, technology contract terms and legal issues
Oversees the management of supplier performance (determines supplier mix and service level targets, benchmarks suppliers, assists with dispute resolution)
Works with department spend owners to deliver significant savings balancing cost, quality, Customer Service, and operational impact
Assists in refining processes to support new sourcing techniques as needed while carrying out IT procurement strategy that is aligned with the overall corporate IT and business strategy priorities
Helps build strategic procurement capabilities through training with cross-functional Teams, training on new techniques , and knowledge of the global technology products and services market and its trends
Develops expertise in advanced procurement methods, including, but not limited to: Strategic Sourcing, Transactional
Efficiencies, Global Sourcing, Value Engineering, TCO, and Supplier Development within the Team
Creates and implements project or work plans for projects; holds others accountable to plan
Works with Sr. Leadership across SWA to develop sourcing strategies in support of their business objectives
Works with Teams to develop and implement category strategies and implement process improvements
Determines the workload for the Team and delegates accordingly, coaches on contracting for MSA, License, & SAAS agreements
Develop technology procurement talent, succession planning, and training and mentoring direct reports to accept appropriate responsibility
Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.
Education (level, and degree if applicable):
* High school degree required
* College degree preferred At least four years experience in supply chain management and/or technology related field required
* Minimum of two years People Leadership experience required
* Experience in strategic sourcing initiatives preferred
* Contract management experience preferred
* Demonstrated experience with implementing process improvements
* Minimum one year experience negotiating and drafting Technology contracts preferred
Ability to perform work duties from desk/office work area for extended periods of time.
Performs duties required of Team including, but not limited to:
Provide direction and guidance around day-to-day activities related to sourcing and payment activities
Negotiate and draft complex contractual documents (master agreement, statement of work, maintenance agreement, service levels, etc;)
Works with Legal, Insurance, Tax and other relevant departments to ensure that their requirements are captured in contracts
Research, recommend and implement cost saving ideas
Ensures policies and procedures are followed
Must demonstrated Leadership skills, modeling the Southwest Leadership expectations
Maintains a positive Team environment through regular interaction with Customers, Team Members, Peers and administrative staff including participation in Team meetings and events
Develops and implements Team goals, conducts teambuilding activities. Coaches and mentors others; provides timely and effective feedback on performance and career guidance
Writes and delivers performance appraisals for assigned Team Members
Manage compensation per company salary guidelines for assigned Team Members
Must be able to manage multiple individuals with a broad scope and large volume of projects simultaneously
Provides input for and assists with budget development and ensures effective utilization of fiscal resources
Participates in community and industry organizations to learn and apply best practices
Leads and/or participates in special projects and Company/Departmental functions
Tracks and analyzes Team's performance by monitoring key productivity measurements
Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
Must be able to manage the transfer of broad objectives into specific actionable items
Strong ability to persuade and influence people outside area of responsibility and maximize area of influence
Exceptional project and change management skills on multiple simultaneous complex projects
Highly skilled in performing complex analyses and interpreting results
Has strong ability to think strategically, not just the limited scope of one aspect of a project
Proven track record of excellent project management, change management, communication, Leadership, and analytical/problem-solving abilities
Willing to take responsibility for finding solutions, even if problems are not in sphere of influence
Creates an atmosphere of trust and respect between self and others
Ability to lead a fact-based approach to drive an optimal solution for the Company
Sets stretch targets for performance and routinely meets objectives
Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary, and sensitive Company information.
Ability to work extended work hours, as necessary.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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