Associate Director, Procurement center Excellence in Santa Monica, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

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JobID: 379902

Johnson Service Group, Inc. has a direct hire opportunity for a Associate Director of Procurement who will contribute to the global procurement optimization where you will be streamlining the end to end Source to order process. This role will be located in Santa Monica, California.

We are looking for someone with these key experiences:

  • Identification and implementation of new tools and technology, to support the Procurement function
  • Re-structure & Strengthen Sourcing Support to drive best value
  • Strengthen the Controls environment by driving Policy Compliance, working closely with the Finance organization
  • Develop and/or support COEs - Data & Analytics, Contracting, Supplier Diversity, Buying Desk (Strategic Buying), Catalog Mgmt., Supplier Enablement, Technology requirements and others. Provide leadership to develop and sustain the COEs. Establish strong COE performance to support well-functioning procurement function. This includes appropriate metric, scorecards and other performance measures to drive rigor and discipline for high performance.
  • Work with leaders to create and implement product and service catalogs that drive profit and enhance customer experience. Act as a direct point of contact for all users/vendors regarding catalog support
  • Collaborate with IT/BPO to manage procurement systems, maximize value of data, insights, reporting and propose and implement improvements where possible. Further mature the Supplier Diversity program to drive differentiated value.
  • Establish or enhance Procurement Processes - Buying Channels, Supplier Relationship Mgmt., Category Mgmt., Stakeholder Mgmt., Supplier Risk & Compliance, Training & Resource Mgmt., annual Long-Range Plan (strategic plan)/Annual Operating Plan (budgeting process). Provide leadership and maintain procurement processes for its validity and effectiveness. Ensure these process are understood and adhered to by the procurement community as they execute the processes. Provide thought leadership for Training & Resource Mgmt. for procurement to support skills and competencies enhancement. Team-up with the Head of Sourcing & Procurement and the category managers/leaders to maintain and keep current savings pipeline view across all categories and connect it to the annual planning processes (LRP/LE). Ensure desktop procedures and training materials are kept current and deployed throughout the year.
  • Establish and Ensure Governance & Policy - Supports execution of business plans and contributes to the development of functional strategy, governance and procurement policies


  • Minimum 3 years in Sourcing/Procurement experience. Preferred with experience in areas related to Optimization, Project Management and Implementation
  • 3-5 years’ experience in leadership position performing operations and/or sourcing work in a procurement function.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of Six Sigma/Lean or Operational Excellence
  • Business acumen - Applies broad industry knowledge and commercial awareness to drive operational performance of the group. Demonstrated ability of strong executive presence and influencing ability to shape intended outcome
  • Leadership - Leads through subordinate managers; contributes to the development of functional/operational long-term strategy and develops annual business plans to ensure alignment. Ability to lead, motivate and coach direct reports. Experience and/or passion to build a progressive operations function
  • Communication - Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by solid executive presence, the ability to operate in the details or at executive level, and the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences Knowledge Indirect & Direct Procurement
  • Flexibility and capacity, as domestic and international travel as well as frequent meetings will be required to achieve business results.
  • Demonstrated ability to build people capability
  • Strong interpersonal skills - Ability to work collaboratively with others from any functional area or background, to influence thinking, and gain acceptance of others. Ability to work with and through all levels in an organization
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating independently with limited oversight. Strong sense of personal accountability for work tasks
  • Demonstrated experience in global shared services and/or global business services environment with a track record of operational delivery with high degree of customer-focus
  • Proven ability to create solid project plans and to manage full lifecycle of project execution with rigor and disciple around deliverable creation and deliverable quality
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Operate as a both strategic thinker and detail-oriented operational management
  • Familiarity with business intelligence platforms and database tools


BS/BA or University degree is required. MBA or advanced degree in Supply Chain Mgmt. or Operations is highly preferred.


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