Procurement Business Partners (PBPs) manage a team of Strategic Sourcing Specialists and / or Category Managers (CMs) who serve as the primary liaison with executives and internal business customers and suppliers in defining advanced category spend strategies and the execution of high complexity / risk sourcing projects.
This role will focus on supporting internal customers in selecting, negotiating, contracting, and managing marketing / sales / sponsorship agencies and suppliers for Adobe teams including all business units globally.
Currently, Adobe’s annualized global marketing, sales, and sponsorships spend is >
$1B / year.
PBPs lead their teams as they actively contribute to major / strategic supplier performance initiatives aimed at bettering financial and operational performance
PBPs act as a trusted advisor and must demonstrate ability to build strong trusted relationships with C-level leaders and senior internal stakeholders
PBPs must be role models of Global Procurement values / behaviors
PBPs will manage a team of category managers (across the U.S., EMEA, and APAC) as the CMs :
serve as the primary liaison with executives and internal business customers and suppliers in defining advanced category spend strategies and the execution of highest complexity / risk sourcing projects
Obtain the best total cost of ownership (TCO), business and commercial terms with exceptional savings / value results (top 20 30%)
Jointly lead or lead cross-functional management teams and solicit executive support to plan sourcing strategies and supplier management programs aligned with business objectives
Pro-actively seek value / savings and efficiency opportunities across category spend, negotiate and report in the appropriate format
Routinely brings innovation from the supply base to support Adobe internal requirements
Preempts and prepares for marketplace movements and risk through category analysts
Actively pursuing knowledge through associated industry publications and events
Manage contracts to ensure that commercial obligations are met and the process for renewal or replacement of existing agreement is proactively managed and scalable to accommodate for Adobe's growth
Demonstrates assigned category expertise and business acumen
Lead commercial negotiations of large / high-risk agreements with strategic / critical suppliers to ensure Adobe receives the best value, associated cost savings, and assurance of favorable commercial terms
Ensure proper risk mitigation through legal terms as well as robust Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Liaise with legal for the negotiation of large / high-risk agreements to ensure favorable commercial terms
Report progress on a weekly basis, indicating work planning and work in progress. Add agreements, service details, and payment forecasts into procurement systems in a complete and timely manner
Team Lead role in driving process improvements, change initiatives, and strategic planning
Strong negotiator, guiding and leading the business to get the best result for Adobe
Exceptional understanding and ability to extract insight into spending patterns using Adobe Dash and other Adobe tools
Utilize, maintain, and innovate procurement tools and processes according to Global Procurement standards and expectations to speed / improve positive results / changes.
Acts as a role model for system updates and usage best practices.
Processes contracts according to Adobe Legal Playbook and policies
Applies SRM techniques to ensure the supply base is providing the required level of services, including but not limited to SBRs, spend analytics, etc.
ROLE REQUIREMENTS :
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred : MBA; focus in Business Management, Supply Chain, and / or International Management)
Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience required (Preference : 10+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Corporate Finance and / or Program Management in complex, global and hyper-growth environment)
Prior management experience is preferred (ideally 3+ years)
Ability to effectively build and lead global, cross-functional teams
Requires strong knowledge of procurement practices and techniques
High attention to detail and the exercise of sound judgment and decision-making
Exceptional written and verbal communications, time management and interpersonal skills
Must be willing to train and educate users in new processes, policies, and procedures or technologies
Exemplify excellent level of emotional intelligence (EQ) in positively influencing various stakeholders and improving business dynamics both within Global Procurement and broadly across Adobe;
evidence of continuous positive customer feedback
Keenly aware of personal strengths and weaknesses; great at receiving, applying, and giving useful feedback
Requires ability to read, interpret contract specifications within the Procurement process
Requires Purchasing systems and order management software knowledge
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