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Sr. Project Manager, Procurement

Company: Apogee Enterprises
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC.

POSITION: Senior Project Manager (S2P)

REPORTS TO: Chief Procurement Officer

DEPARTMENT: Procurement

LOCATION: Minneapolis - Corporate

General Description

This Senior Project Manager position is responsible for owning and leading the Source-to-Pay (S2P) deployment and post deployment work with the business functions and suppliers to maximize use of the system while supporting all guided buying processes as a member of the Apogee Sourcing Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the Source-to-Pay process and responsible for employing the optimal standard process for Apogee
  • Manage implementation/deployment issue resolution to ensure commitments and milestones are met
  • Work closely across multiple, unique business functions; utilizing prior success and competency in defining business requirements with the ability to design and configure streamlined S2P processes
  • Design and execute customer feedback activities (surveys, focus groups, etc.)
  • Develop and implement on-going training and communication programs with internal customer groups
  • Monitor and regularly report on usage of Source-to-Pay tools while developing and implementing plans for tool improvement that increase usage and value
  • Originate new concepts and innovative approaches for the Source-To-Pay processes and technologies
  • Work with Procurement and Finance Systems to manage on-going data expansion needs for data analysis and reporting systems
  • Drive the development of procurement policies and oversee the successful implementation through enforcement activities
  • Create cross functional partnerships and support the business during this transformation; which will require a shift from manual or semi-automated processes to more automated and centralized support and use common channels
  • Grow spend under management through increasing our enabled supply base and transacting spend across the S2P network
  • Provide recommendations in setting up and maintaining catalogs in a multi-Purchasing Unit environment
  • Streamline the entire Source-to- Pay process, leading to a reduction of administrative time and effort related to the requisition creation and supplier payment processes
  • Ensure key data elements are structured, standardized, and consistent across our brand portfolio (suppliers, customers, partners, vendors, etc)
  • Defines data management responsibilities within the Source-To-Pay processes and determines best strategy for data governance.
  • Develops, maintains, and enforces standard data governance policies for data collection, modification, and maintenance.
  • Monitors activity and data quality metrics to improve Accuracy, Consistency, Completeness, Integrity, and Timeliness.
  • Works closely with the Finance to ensure alignment of definition and rules

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidate possess a strong background with 5 years leading S2P software-as-a-service implementations. Coupa experience preferred.
  • 5-8 years of experience in data management, data governance, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experienced in leading and working in cross-functional teams across different business
  • Ability to interact credibly with technical & business function professionals as well as senior executives through the CIO, CPO level
  • Highly motivated and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and demanding team-oriented environment
  • Proven record of leading process improvement and standardization initiatives.
  • Thorough "hands-on" and working knowledge of S2P modules, supplier, and catalog enablement processes
  • Strong "hands-on" technical skills, current and relevant experience in S2P SAAS applications with the ability to effectively alternate between detail and conceptual levels.
  • Strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application, data and solution requirements

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent written communications, negotiation skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Being a self-starter and quick learner
  • Ability to problem solve with minimal support and proficient managing through times of ambiguity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects and tasks in parallel

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain or business related field (Master Degree Preferred)
  • Program and project management experience required
  • Formal continuous improvement (e.g. LEAN / Six Sigma) and project management (e.g. PMP) certification/training desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of executing process transformation initiatives or delivering enterprise systems
  • In-depth understanding of Source to Pay leading practices and experience with procurement systems
  • Ability to influence and drive change at all levels of the organization

Keywords: Apogee Enterprises, Minneapolis , Sr. Project Manager, Procurement, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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