Director - Indirect Spend Management

Director - Indirect Spend Management

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Technology & Software Development
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 925023BR

What you'll do at

Contribute to the development of communications for senior management use by obtaining information from category teams or external sources; preparing final presentations; and reviewing drafts with senior director or vice president.

Lead indirect sourcing activities; establish and track progress towards annual and 3-year targets across category teams and spend areas, includes roll out of key industry best practice metrics (i.e., margin management, cost reduction, cash flow, and quality initiatives).

Develop and oversee Indirect strategic sourcing pipeline process by reviewing projects to identify where sourcing opportunities could achieve greater holistic savings; includes establishing a methodology for identifying high value sourcing spend areas where common approach or supply base can be implemented.

Identify opportunities, develop business case, and lead special projects that further develops a category team’s capability to strategically source or managing Indirect suppliers/spend through the implementation of best practice processes or technologies; plus, monitor project performance using metrics to ensure project outcomes reflect business expectations.

Establish the mechanism(s) to gather and share industry trends, macro-economic impacts to Indirect spend-areas and suppliers, (i.e., disruptive technologies, industry trends, changing legislation and policies, commodity pricing).

Lead enterprise-wide strategic sourcing activities including spend/supplier analysis, benchmarking, RFx/Supplier selection, negotiating pricing and contract terms, change management, by building partnerships with key stakeholders across internal and external teams; analyzing and identifying current areas of opportunity and future needs; identifying and understanding existing and future supply leverage points and aligning strategies.

Develop and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.

Cultivate an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 8 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years OR 10 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years OR Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 6 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 15 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years experience developing, presenting, and implementing technology strategies.
  • 4 years experience managing large-scale global projects.
  • 4 years experience managing vendor and supplier relationships.
  • 4 years experience supervising teams in both direct reporting and matrix structures.
  • 4 years of contract and budget management experience (for example, procurement of services, hardware, cost center P&L management).

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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