Procurement Compliance Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/9/2021

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Career Description



Job Description

Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for more complex purchase order. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. This position is the primary point of contact to the Service provider’s staff on behalf of Advance specifically in the Supply Chain, Marketing, and Merchandising business organizations. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Support sourcing strategies that coincide with corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company competitive advantage in the areas of Supply Chain, Marketing, and Merchandising (others may be assigned).
  • Manage and facilitate all facets of supply management activities between division business units and their suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Direct management of strategic and tactical sourcing activities with close alignment to the Service Provider’s Sourcing Project Manager for assigned commodities.
  • Locate, analyze, and develop a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future commodity needs.
  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Assist to identify, qualify and manage suppliers, negotiating cost, quality, and delivery performance.
  • Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodities.
  • Implement appropriate sourcing strategies to control the company’s purchased material costs and to assure an adequate source of supply.
  • Develop cross-functional teams to understand company-wide needs and evaluate suppliers.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process.
  • Develop strategies for assigned procurement areas to include spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, strategic importance, cost reduction, etc.
  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including continuous improvement, innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Maintain and promote sound relationships with suppliers and the business community within the AAP Code of Ethics.
  • Manage demand internally and Service Provider response to demand, ensuring priorities are addressed appropriately for assigned commodities.
  • Provide direction in developing business processes that ensure contractual compliance for assigned commodities.

Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, theories and processes.
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to accomplish results through others, particularly by establishing relationships, effective controls and monitoring processes
  • Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred.
  • Capable of being adaptable/flexible and working in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
  • Proficiency in Oracle/PeopleSoft Purchasing and e-Procurement application or other procurement applications.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of progressive procurement experience, preferably in the Supply Chain, Marketing, and Merchandising business areas. 
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) Preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.