Responsible for managing procurement of assigned category for HP and its customers to meet business requirements, maximize value (reduce cost), and mitigate risk.
Primary role is to manage category / subcategory activity, including sourcing, supplier selection, negotiation, and development, and supply base optimization.
Also includes definition of procurement policies and processes to achieve objectives.
This job is part of the Global Category team inside the Global Indirect Procurement (GIP) organization, and specifically will focus on Contact Center purchases within the EMEA region.
GIP’s value definition spreads above savings or budget reductions, including business considerations like revenue enablement, cash flow management and industry benchmark.
This role provides centralized and standard category / subcategory support across the globe, region or country for a diverse services portfolio of Procurement activities including Negotiation, Risk mitigation, Contracting, Sourcing, business continuity, Supplier / Spend Management and cost / operational improvement.
Analyzes average category data, industry information / market intelligence, and business requirements and embeds expertise and criteria while negotiating and providing a procurement recommendation to stakeholders.
Provides day to day support and interaction with internal stakeholders across all Business Units in HP and Global Functions.
Collaborates with peers and Global Category Strategists to ensure connection and execution of the strategy determined to the specific area of spend
Leads low to moderately complex supplier sourcing; Supports moderately complex sourcing.
Negotiates, contracts, and manages low to moderately complex supplier engagements.
Awareness and understanding of GIP’s Contract Manual, it’s intended application and the interests behind the legal principles and alternative language contained therein.
Common knowledge of contracting principles and interests embodied in HP contracting templates, and ability to apply those principles in low to moderately complex supplier negotiations.
Mitigates risk through effective contracting, business controls, and on-going assessment.
Execute cost savings and value generation projects.
Focus on the employee experience of interacting with GIP (Customer Satisfaction) and timely deliverable according to the business needs.
Turnaround time is one key indicator that is measured.
In addition to these activities, this role may participate in innovation, transformation or improvement projects related to business processes or employee engagement.
All GIP employees must complete onboarding trainings and mandatory corporate trainings such as Standard of Business Conduct, Global Trade and others.
Always act within the HP Way and exemplify the behaviors of the employee culture in GIP.
First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
Typically 4-6 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.
Strong knowledge of the Contact Center market preferred.
Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills.
Strong knowledge and use of procurement tools and applications.
Strong communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
Basic Project Management Skills.
Basic ability to develop suppliers
Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills; basic influencing skills.
Mastery in English and local language.
Ability to create a contract using standard HP contract templates with supervision.
Applies cause and effect thinking to identify common contract risk areas.
Capable of applying pre- packaged contract solutions to obtain acceptable outcomes.
Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles.
Good understanding of HP business units and HP business strategy.
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