Tyson Foods, Inc. Fayetteville , AR 72701
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing procurement programs and strategies for multiple categories in the Information Technology space (which may include Hardware, Software, Maintenance, Infrastructure, Telecom, Security, and IT Consulting Services) with a focus on balancing superior service to business clients with maximized value for the company of services purchased.
Direct responsibilities of the function include: category & supplier management, strategic sourcing, contracting, and building relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers; acting as a positive challenger/influencer; applying procurement best-practices to achieve an optimal balance of financial benefit and healthy, sustainable supplier relationships; and working with IT, Procurement, and Finance peers to ensure support of and alignment to the supported function. The manager will be responsible for developing and maturing Tyson/Supplier relationships to insure targeted departmental and company objectives are met.
Duties of the position will include developing Continuous Improvement strategies for the responsible categories; executing strategies that will develop the supplier-Tyson relationship, while continuously fostering this model to support proactive technology and innovation ideas that will ensure the competitiveness of Tyson in the marketplace. This position will also be responsible for measuring and reporting category savings including a savings analysis compared to established goals and objectives for the category. This position will be responsible for monitoring IT market activity and conditions to determine overall strategy to eliminate the cost impact to Tyson Foods.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, MIS, or supply chain management preferred; Master's Degree a plus.
Experience: 5+ years of procurement experience in the related field/category focus areas as listed above, and familiarity with business and contract law as applied to supplier relationships and the IT category as required; Exposure to global sourcing is a plus.
Standard computer skills; experience in word processing, spreadsheet, database and statistical analysis/modeling are necessary.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; formal presentations are required.
Strong competitive and non-competitive negotiating skills; ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, attention to detail, organized; exemplary customer service skills; judgment to handle confidential information and challenging business situations; ability to lead and influence others; effective and proven strategic planning, project management, problem solving, leadership and team building skills.
Travel: 12 or fewer trips a year.