Senior Manager II, Procurement – eAuction Strategy

Senior Manager II, Procurement – eAuction Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1098998

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Job Overview: The Senior Manager II, Procurement – eAuction Strategy plays a critical role in the success of International Indirect Spend Management’s (ISM) developing a roadmap of procurement activities and negotiation strategies. The Associate will be responsible for managing end-to-end procurement project pipeline, from identification, strategy development, execution, and results reporting. The core area of focus will be ISM’s eAuctions / electronic negotiations (Interactive Bidding Events or “IB”) multi-billion-dollar program in a wide variety of direct and indirect Goods and Services for Walmart Stores. The Associate will interact with ISM sourcing professionals and their suppliers from multiple markets, in order to create, plan and execute IB strategies. Successful associates will leverage standardized processes and technologies to enable the success for Program KPI’s.  

Responsibilities 

  • Develop eAuction/Interactive Bidding strategy for complex sourcing projects, including lotting structure, event parameters, supplier communication etc. based on the RFx supplier details, preferred award scenarios, timelines, and market conditions 

  • Evaluate the strategic sourcing pipeline and identify potential candidates for Interactive Bidding 

  • Through effective communication and experience, convince stakeholders to conduct Interactive Bidding for projects where applicable 

  • Hold discussions with sourcing teams to update project pipeline, identify gaps and resolve as required 

  • Conduct workshops/training sessions/roadshows for business stakeholders on as-needed basis for IB support or generating buy-in for particular projects 

  • Support development of RFx documents and management of the sourcing process as required 

  • Coordinate cross market knowledge sharing to develop IB strategies 

  • Drive adoption of IB across the spend categories (GNFR & GFR) 

  • Support coaching and development related to the broader sourcing processes and best practices 

  • Support award scenario building and bid analysis  

  • Provide effective reporting of results, performance, executive communications via PPT and Excel  

  • Effectively assign activities such as supplier trainings, communication, event scheduling, zoom invites etc. to the supporting Enablement specialists 

 

 

 

Required Experience: 

  • 3+ years managing eAuctions including strategy and/or execution, such as English, Dutch, Japanese, Transformation 

  • 5+ years direct work experience in a direct and/or indirect category Procurement 

  • Experience working in a global organization with a diverse group of stakeholders is an asset 

 

Relevant Skills:                    

  • English proficiency. Spanish and/or Mandarin proficiency is an asset 

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel for analysis and PowerPoint for executive presentations 

  • Experience with Procurement ERP systems required, SAP Ariba experience highly preferred 

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment 

  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment 

 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process. 

 

Benefits & Perks: 

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.  

 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas, and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.  

 

Who We Are 

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life. careers.walmart.com 

 

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, economics, technology, or related field and 5 years' experience in procurement strategy, contract management, analytics, or related field. Option 2: 6 years' experience in procurement strategy, contract management, analytics, or related field and 2 years' experience leading cross-functional teams/projects.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Experience with cross-functional teams, Supervisory experience

Masters: Business

CPPM - Certified Professional Purchasing Manager - Certification

Primary Location...

701 S. WALTON BLVD., BENTONVILLE, AR 72716-6209, United States of America

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?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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