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Senior Procurement Manager

Apply Location Atlanta, Georgia Requisition Number R-89205

Be a part of a world class Procurement team!

The Senior Procurement Manager at Assurant is responsible for executing the category strategy and product/service sourcing process, while providing input for continuous process improvement in those areas.  This person is also responsible for ongoing supplier management of vendors within the Assurant Corporate Sourcing Category, including HR, Legal, Finance, Facilities, Marketing, etc. 

Category Strategy Execution

  • Conduct strategic studies of various operational areas and vendors assigned, which includes an in-depth review and assessment of existing operating models, processes, service levels, technology and total cost of operations, identifying synergies and risks along the way and understanding cost metrics associated with same.

  • Define global delivery model solutions to maximize the value of the respective deals for Assurant, prevent leakage of value and minimize risks associated with relationships, ensuring cost savings measures are realized.

  • Develop strong financial business cases for various strategic opportunities.

  • Work with existing and new suppliers to create innovative solutions and validate internal hypothesis of category strategy.

Supplier Management

  • Lead complex supplier negotiations requiring understanding of contractual terms and sourcing levers as required.

  • Develop deep expertise of Assurant and services that are being sourced from the supplier in order to develop effective solutions to operational and contractual problems.

  • Ensure governance and value tracking processes for assigned suppliers are effective and in compliance with Assurant’s policies and in alignment with established category strategies.

  • Manage supplier performance and opportunity catalog across a potentially vast array of supplier services and products.

  • Serve as supplier and category specific subject matter expert pertaining to delivery of 3rd party services, products, and performance, financial & contract management throughout the life of the relationship.

Stakeholder/Relationship Management

  • Directly interact with senior leadership of the categories you manage

  • Orchestrate and facilitate vendor meetings between senior leadership from Assurant and service provider leadership. Develop and manage the Agenda for these discussions such that it creates meaningful and valuable engagement on both sides.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, economics, engineering, supply chain or equivalent; MBA preferred

  • 5 years relevant experience in a sourcing / procurement/ vendor management environment at large multinational company or shared services and outsourcing advisory or operational consulting experience

  • Financial acumen with 3 or more years of experience in roles developing business cases for sourcing programs and/or outsourcing services (client or provider)

  • Hands-on experience in creating/executing/scoring/concluding RFP’s and negotiating complex contracts 

  • Master knowledge of industry standard / best-in-class contract terms and conditions (T&C), especially around information securing and risk management

  • Advanced problem solving and critical thinking skills in a team environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication and influencing skills especially with senior level executives

  • The ability to understand outsourcing impact to P&L and assess/determine total cost of ownership at both a functional level and supplier level

  • Strong Excel modeling skills and PowerPoint presentation skills

This position is based in our Atlanta office.

We are temporarily working 100% remote due to Covid-19.

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