Global Sourcing Program Manager - IT

at Solenis, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company's product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2023 US Best Managed Company, recognized three years in a row. For more information about Solenis, please visit
As Global Sourcing Program Manager - IT (IT & Digital Marketing) you will be responsible for being the primary strategic procurement representative on the CIO's Leadership Team and work on behalf of Procurement and IT to implement IT's strategic visions. You will partner with IT management, functional stakeholders, budget owners and regional procurement staff in the effective, strategic management of assigned IT categories. Strategic responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of global sourcing strategies, the management of RFI's and RFP's, the negotiation and development of contracts, supplier evaluation and selection, cost savings and working capital improvements and assistance with the resolution of critical supplier performance issues. Assigned categories may include hardware, software, SaaS, IT services and or telecommunications.
You will also be responsible for:
Being the internal and external reference point for IT related, procurement questions on assigned categories.
Translate IT objectives and strategies into regional or global sourcing strategies and work closely with functional stakeholders and the regions to execute accordingly. Lead cross-functional efforts to identify and implement improvement opportunities (included but not limited to, outsourcing, demand management, globalization of supply, supplier consolidation, reducing supply complexity and renegotiation of existing contracts).
Lead, complex, cross-functional sourcing activities ensuring engagement and buy in from IT Executives, functional stakeholders, package owners and the regions through the process.
Research and evaluate contract data to identify business opportunities.
Develop, and manage to, annual cost savings and working capital improvement budgets and supplier performance targets and support regional procurement staff with the same.
Execute viable PFIs/RFP's and manage supplier negotiations as required.
Ensure a smooth transition of new sourcing initiatives to IT Operations and assist IT with resolution of critical supplier performance issues.
Facilitate operational efficiency improvements including, but not limited to, adoption of Ariba tool, the use of online catalogs and negotiation of consolidated, electronic billing arrangements.
Ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are an intrinsic part of sourcing and contract development efforts. Performance metrics and extended pay terms should also be considered.
Present the status of strategic sourcing projects, improvement initiatives, performance to budget and category strategies to executives, stakeholders, budget owners and regions.
Ensure a strategic procurement approach is considered in all IT sourcing findings.
Remain up to date on market and category trends and implement improvements accordingly.
Improve working capital performance through extension of pay terms.
Negotiate rebates into contracts where appropriate.
Participate in the review and update of category related policies.
Ensure compliance with corporate product, procedural, regulatory, environmental and corporate social responsibility policies.

Bachelor's degree in administration or related field of study.
MBA or master's degree in supply chain/Procurement, highly desirable
8-10 years of... For full info follow application link.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701.

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Job Posting: 1279214

Posted On: Jun 17, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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