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Director Indirect Procurement and Accounts Payable

Company: C.H. Robinson Europe BV
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have skills in indirect procurement leadership with knowledge of accounts payable practices as well? We have an opportunity for a Director of Indirect Procurement that will be responsible for executing on a strategic plan for indirect procurement across a $350M spend. In this role you will provide strategic and tactical leadership in executing organizational procurement and accounts payable policies, and overall optimization of indirect procurement spend. You will manage a team to support these efforts, leading all sourcing efforts to achieve scalability and growth. Organizational objectives broadly include execution and expansion RFPs, realization of cost savings goals, partnering with stakeholder teams to drive contract and supplier due diligence, and managing procurement systems and processes.As the Director of Indirect Procurement you will also lead the indirect accounts payable team, with responsibility to drive efficiencies in invoice and T&E processing while ensuring compliance with relevant policies and SOPs.Responsibilities:

  • Drives efficiencies and compliance with procurement and accounts payable processes
  • Drives process improvements and optimizations across procurement and accounts payment to maintain efficiencies and optimal use of resources
  • Manages Accounts Payable process to ensure appropriate deliverables of AP activities in compliance with regulatory requirements and controls
  • Collaborates across departments and contributes as a leader with executives
  • Influences key stakeholders on all aspects of supplier management to encourage innovative practices, mitigate risk, resolves complex issues, and supports the realization of cost-savings goals
  • Partners with business leaders to delivery business specific sourcing strategies that lower total cost of ownership and drive business value
  • Partners with legal and other stakeholder teams to drive contract playbook and negotiation strategies to obtain optimal contract terms including technical requirements, pricing, terms and conditions, and delivery, for the best possible position based on market knowledge relevant to category and strategy
  • Maintains and enhances dashboard and reporting on company supplier and T&E spend to provide valuable data to business leaders
  • Encourages employee feedback through formal and informal channels. Acknowledges and takes action on feedback to drive a trusting culture of open two-way communication, inclusivity and continuous improvement
  • Manages annual merit and equity programs for assigned team to align compensation with performance results
  • Manages and drives budget requirements by ensuring business goals are met with greatest efficiency
  • Achieves optimal cost, service, and quality outcomes in the goods and services required to achieve company goals
  • Oversees the measurement and communication of spend, savings, operational efficiency, and other procurement and accounts payable related benchmarks, while communicating expectations for deliverables and timing to enable the company to achieve overall operational excellence
  • Leads a comprehensive supplier management process including evaluation, selection, and relationship management of suppliers, along with KPIs to effectively measure performance
  • Manages company's Travel & Entertainment program including strategy management and day to day support
  • Commits to teams' long-term personal and professional growth and takes accountability for seeing them grow and advance
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team requirementsRequired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
    • Minimum 8 years of progressive experience in Sourcing and Procurement
    • Minimum 4 years of leading and managing teams
    • Knowledge of Accounts Payable practicesPreferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with Procure to Pay software tools, including Coupa and Oracle Accounts Payable
      • Effective and flexible communication skills, including experience dealing with executives
      • Innovative thinking and leadership influence through highly engaging and energizing competency
      • Strong ability to partner, consult and influence multiple stakeholder groups
      • Results-oriented, metrics-driven leader with expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development, and compliance
      • Ability to effectively implement changes in a large, global organization
      • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
      • Excellent planning and project management skills
      • Ability to motivate and encourage change, able to get positive results in a very large, dispersed organization
      • Values a diverse and inclusive work environmentQuestioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerC.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We're committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/VeteranBenefitsYour Health, Wealth and SelfYour total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:
        • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
        • Prescription drug coverage
        • Enhanced Fertility benefits
        • Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
        • Dental and Vision
        • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
        • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
        • Paid and floating holidays
        • Paid time off (PTO)
        • Paid parental leave
        • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
        • Charitable Giving Match Program
        • 401(k) with 6% company matching
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunitiesDig in to our full list of benefits on page.Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson? Standing out among the world's largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world's economy. With 20 million shipments annually for 100,000 customers, and millions of dollars contributed to support causes that matter to us, our people and technology literally move the world.As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we're not stopping there--- Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

Keywords: C.H. Robinson Europe BV, Eden Prairie , Director Indirect Procurement and Accounts Payable, Executive , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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