Applies subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods.
Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and / or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives.
Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers / clients.
Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives.
May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.
This job is part of the Global Category team inside the Global Indirect Procurement (GIP) organization, and specifically will focus on Labor purchases within the Labor category.
Labor Strategist is 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 strategy definition, sourcing, supplier selection, contracting negotiation, and development, supply base optimization, risk mitigation, and plan for business continuity.
Also includes definition of procurement policies and processes to achieve objectives Supplier / Spend Management and cost / operational improvement.
Labor Strategist is responsible for working with the labor category extended team to create, build buy-in, and deploy Global 3rd party Labor strategy using market intelligence and spend data.
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 as detailed above.
Analyzes 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 Managers to ensure connection and execution of the strategy determined to the specific area of spend
Provides support to GIP category teammates to assist in the development of stakeholder relationships.
Provides support to GIP colleagues and peers acting in the capacity of extended leadership teams.
Leads moderate to highly complex supplier sourcing; Supports other sourcing activities.
Negotiates, contracts, and manages moderate to highly 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 moderate to highly 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.
Manage ownership of relationships with stakeholders, generally L2 L3 relationships. May include participation on extended staff and act as Senior Stakeholder SPOC
Develop category strategy, communicate, and drive accountability / execution of the strategy.
Own Strategic / Global Suppliers relationship
Provide mentoring and shadow opportunities and reviews of key negotiations to leverage learning opportunities. Guide on RFP’s and contract negotiations
Drive accountably to category strategy and value targets.
Own individual value target and Category target
Act as a mentor and escalation point for the extended Labor category team
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; advanced university degree preferred.
Typically 6-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.
Excellent understanding of global procurement processes, industry, and complex suppliers.
Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint).
Strong knowledge, use and influence of procurement tools and applications.
Excellent communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
Strong Project Management Skills.
Excellent team leadership and influencing skills.
Mastery in English and local language.
Ability to create a contract from standard HP or customized contract templates with limited supervision.
Applies cause and effect thinking to identify challenging contact risk areas.
Capable of drafting contract solutions in known contract risk areas to obtain acceptable outcomes with limited supervision.
Strong understanding of contracting principles.
Ability to close complex deals in a timely fashion.
Strong ability to develop suppliers strategically.
Strong understanding of HP.
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