Georgia Employer MANAGER SERVICE & SPARE PARTS NA - 0_GFT_US009 in Atlanta, Georgia

Your responsibilitiesPosition OverviewManagement and permanent optimization of processes and strategies regarding assigned sourcing categories and purchasing volumes for the Service & Spare Parts PSM organization in North AmericaEnsuring that all required supplies and services can be procured in the appropriate quality, on time and at the most favorable total costContributing to the optimization of cost and to leveraging supply chain management synergies at tk IS North AmericaMain Duties and Responsibilities:Steering of all procurement-related processes in the assigned sourcing categories to ensure the required supply of goods/services to the business at optimal cost/performance ratioDevelopment of strategies to improve the procurement contribution to company results; continuous optimization of assigned sourcing categoriesEnsuring implementation of strategies within assigned sourcing categoriesDisciplinary and functional leadership responsibility for assigned staffSupplier Management responsibility for contractsMain Tasks:Development, implementation and management of assigned sourcing categories: aligning strategic and operative targets for the assigned sourcing categories; defining PSM strategies in line with tk IS PSM targets and with BA/Region- specific targets of the relevant Management Board and Head of Procurement RegionSafeguarding reliability/stability of supply and required quality standards in all procurement transactions in the assigned sourcing categoriesDevelopment and implementation of PSM strategies to realize savings for tk IS North AmericaOngoing optimization of assigned sourcing categories with respect to cross-functional collaboration, structures, resources, supplier interaction and productivity; introduction and implementation of best practicesKey supplier relationship management; preparing and conducting strategically relevant negotiations; active supplier managementMonitoring of internal performance; provisioning of data required by Procurement Excellence; derivation of suitable improvement measures within assigned area of responsibilityCoordination of interfaces with internal clients and relevant cross-functional partners regarding assigned sourcing categoriesLeading and developing assigned staff; supporting succession planningExecution of global market forecasts and trend analysis, preparing and conducting/leading contract negotiations and leveraging, promoting cost saving opportunities for the company, and conducting analysis that may require profound technical understanding of specific sourcing category codes.Continuous interaction and support for Buyers, other Technical Buyers, Expeditors, and Logistics Personnel and sharing of best practices on methods and tools, and developing sourcing strategies and supplier evaluations.Coordination of cross-functional collaboration to ensure that the requirements of internal clients reflect current market offering/support standardization and are in line with pursued cluster/purchasing strategies, frameworks agreements, and transfer pricing guidelines.Your profileSkillsets:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsSuperior oral and written communication skills.Ability to read, analyse, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers, and the general public.Requirements/ Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) or four to six years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must be flexible and