Procurement Team Lead job Fremont California
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Procurement Team Lead Job

Employer Name: Denali- A WNS Company SpiderID: 8314808
Location: Fremont, California Date Posted: 1/7/2019
Wage: Category: Purchasing/Buyers
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Job Purpose / Summary
The Team Lead will lead a client procurement service delivery team, acting as the focal point of the sourcing execution for a specific client, making operational decisions and assignments to service the client and manage performance of the overall team.
The Team Lead will attend to day-to-day team operational issues and act as the liaison (i.e. point of escalation) with the client for their team’s management issues. He/she will be expected to use discretion in applying best practices and procedures to resolve issues, demonstrate a broad and thorough understanding and application of technical and/or specialized concepts and knowledge in business and procurement operations.
The Team Lead also leads the development and execution of complex sourcing projects as well as provide guidance to team members on their sourcing projects
The Team Lead may manage a team of Sr. Sourcing Associates, Sourcing Associates and Analysts and is accountable for driving the performance, quality and consistency of the delivery while guiding the career development of team members.

Key Responsibilities / Job Duties
• Sourcing Execution: Provide sourcing services (RFx, reverse auctions, negotiations) to our clients based on predefined service levels; Lead and execute the Denali sourcing process from start to finish, e.g., spend data collection and analysis, supply market analysis, RFx development, publishing and management, reverse auctions, negotiations, bid response analysis and synthesis
• Client and Program Management:
o Conduct operational review meetings with client team
o Manage changes to SOPs, tools and templates in a structured way
o Develop and manage reporting of metrics, SLAs
 Act as the first point of escalation with the team and client, communicating and resolving operational issues, escalating to Client Program manager as needed
 Provide Client Program Manager with insights into project work and daily operational and/or project issues
 Assist with preparation, tracking, and reporting of team metrics (e.g., resource/team bandwidth, project metrics)
 Lead quality assurance processes and regular audits of client delivery team
 Lead process improvement discussions to enhance operations. Communicate changes to the Client Program Manager and delivery team
o Perform efficiency and effectiveness projects to improve productivity and customer satisfaction

• Delivery Team / People Management
o Manage a team of 10-12 Sr. Sourcing Associates, Sourcing Associates
o Manage project pipeline, assign projects to team members based on availability
o Manage resource capacity of their delivery team so they can ensure support of client requirements and balance the team’s workload
• Manage additional resource requests (screening and interview for fit, on-boarding)
o Arrange and coordinate training needs of the team
o Provide leadership and guidance on complex/strategic projects with high importance and visibility within the client
o Lead quality assurance processes and regular audits of client delivery team
• Set individual objectives at the start of the year and manage those objectives during the rest of the year
• Manage performance and growth of their respective teams
• Mentor and coach on skills and competency development for team members

Job Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Procurement Functional/Technical Skills:
o Strong knowledge of Procure-to-Pay processes
o Strong Sourcing skills, including sourcing methodology and process, eSourcing technology, RFX development and management
o Familiarity with various best practice sourcing approaches and techniques
o Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data in Excel using pivot tables and various other key Excel functions to analyze, organize and present data
o Ability to synthesize data, draw conclusion, and make recommendations based on understanding of client objectives and requirements
• Proficiency using eProcurement tools, project management tools, and contract management tools.
o Basic to intermediate negotiation skills
• Business Fundamentals:
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both internally, with client stakeholders, and the supplier community)
o Demonstrated teamwork and team leadership capabilities
o Excellent project management skills including project planning, time management, multitasking, critical path definition
• Excellent problem solving ability
• Client Services Capabilities:
o Strong customer service orientation including demonstrated issue resolution and relationship management skills
o Ability to learn and master client specific processes, terminology, political environment, systems and unique requirements by various business groups
o Solid decision making ability using available facts in sensitive client and internal situations
• Leadership/People Management Skills:
o Strong leadership skills, including ability to motivate and manage people
Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree
• MBA or master’s degree in supply chain, operations, or business preferred
• Minimum 8 years of work experience in sourcing, procurement space.
• Prior management experience leading 10 or more people
• This person will need to have tough skin and be a strong coaching/teaching people manager.
• This role will oversee 10-12 people in addition to Client work
• Consulting or client service delivery experience preferred
• Deep understanding of at least one sourcing category and a good understanding of an additional 2-5 categories (e.g. pricing/cost structures, terminology, key vendors, key requirements, typical sourcing levers, etc.)

Denali – A WNS Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 8
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time: 3 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Relocation Assistance, Casual Dress, Regular Employee Outings

Company Profile:
Denali is now a part of the WNS team, and together we bring our industry-leading procurement solutions to the broader Business Process Management (BPM) marketplace. We deliver high-end global sourcing and procurement solutions to some of the world’s leading brands across key industry verticals. WNS-Denali supports Global 1000 companies by offering an array of best-in-class procurement solutions.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Maria Beattie Company Type: Employer
Company: Denali- A WNS Company
City: Pittsburgh
State: Pennsylvania
Zip: 15222
Web Site:

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