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NAM Services - Sourcing Strategy Leader

SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions Norfolk Full-Time
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NAM Services - Sourcing Strategy Leader

Employment type

Regular / Permanent


4545 Patent Road
Norfolk, VIRGINIA, 23502-5604
United States

Who we are?

With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now. Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution!

Who are we looking for?


* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

* 15 years' experience in Sourcing, Commercial Engineering, Engineering, or Project management.

* Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Desired Characteristics

* Experience developing and leading global teams

* Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in dynamic business environment

* Experience developing and leading global teams

* Strategic thinker/planner

* Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in dynamic business environment

* Master's Degree in engineering or business

* Demonstrated change agent with strong credibility and ability to influence across all levels of the organization

* Strong data analytical skills

* Ability to lead cross-functional team efforts

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Ability to communicate and relate technical ideas and issues to non-technical staff for customers and regulators

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills

* Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily

* Knowledge of the Suez or WTS business operations

* Negotiations expertise

* Experience working with suppliers Globally

What will you be doing?

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is searching for a leader for the Strategic Sourcing organization in North America to support the Services Business. This role will be responsible for aligning with Business Leadership to identify, prioritize and deliver critical cost-out activities. These initiatives consist of new equipment purchases to support the mobile fleet and long-term contracts; operational support for the plants and operating contracts including chemicals, filters, membranes, and other consumables; 3rd party equipment, plus indirect cost such as transportation. This role will work with the regional Service BU leader and COE leadership to build a winning strategic sourcing capability.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

* Oversee the development and alignment of the various business sourcing strategies. Segment regional sourcing spend and align systems to track and monitor spend categories. Align and prioritize Sourcing Strategies with Business Leadership, Product Management, Technology, Sales, Category Management, and Fulfillment teams. Insure the "best supplier total value of ownership" to meet current and future business requirements.

* Responsible for delivering key sourcing metrics including direct and indirect cost-out, reducing supply risk, Days to Pay, Best Cost Country sourcing, consolidation of the supplier base, and leveraging of supplier technology.

* In conjunction with the global and regional Strategic and Category managers:

o Build global comprehensive commodity strategies to meet stated goals including technology roadmap, total cost improvement plans, multiple region supplies and capacity requirements.

 Develop key Strategic Supplier relationships and negotiation strategies to achieve best long-term value for the business (Resins, Chemicals, 3rd party equipment (tanks, pumps, power, etc.))

* Establish and maintain relationships with internal partners to maximize Sourcing effectiveness and value.

* Manage NAM Strategic Sourcing team to ensure employee growth, technical development, and improved interpersonal skills.

* Insure continuity of supply via minimizing sole source suppliers or by implementation of supply agreements.

* Manage multiple broad-scope programs simultaneously.

* Influence people, activities and factors cross-functionally.

* Work effectively across business boundaries with other Suez businesses to best practice sharing, supplier leveraging and business support.

* Insure business compliance requirements are achieved. Drive opportunities to eliminate compliance risk as well as driving initiatives to remediate concerns.


Annual 0.00 - 0.00 USD

Is relocation for this position offered:


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Company Grade/Band:

Senior Professional

SUEZ's Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.
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