Director Sourcing in Las Vegas, NV at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job Description

The Director of Strategic Sourcing will be responsible for identifying and leading projects designed to significantly improve Scientific Games’ cost structure.  The projects are transformational in nature, so will require strategic thinking, effective problem structuring, and an ability to influence diverse teams.

The Director of Strategic Sourcing will work through a team of both direct reports and matrixed representatives from corporate functions.  The successful candidate will collaborate with cross-functional and field leadership to determine adequate product/service specs and drive compliance with the field and functions in order to achieve said targets.

Success will be measured based on:
• For procurement: spend addressed, savings achieved and working capital impact (supplier payment terms).
• For special projects: projects identified and impact delivered.  Prioritization of the most meaningful opportunities and the ability to work cross-functionally is critical to success.

Specific Responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing (Overall)
• Define and implement Global Sourcing strategies for all major categories aimed at achieving net cost savings as well as mitigating raw material inflation near term.
• Establish global spend visibility to clearly define category spend baselines, current suppliers and track go-forward impact.
• Interface with Finance to link Sourcing savings with budget.
• Work with Distribution, Logistics and G&A functions in Indirect/Logistics Sourcing strategy development and execution.
• Sourcing strategies will include volume aggregation, competitive bidding, low cost country sourcing, eAuctions, should-cost models, raw material indexed contracts, “preferred supplier” programs, identification of new suppliers, demand management, policy/controls, and make vs. buy.

Strategic Sourcing
• Develop/refine sourcing strategy and enhance capabilities to support achievement of overall net cost savings objective and mitigate raw material inflation.
• Deploy more sophisticated supplier management including supplier/distributor scorecards, quarterly supplier business reviews, annual supplier conferences, “preferred supplier” designation, qualification of new suppliers, etc.

• Leading a 2-3 person center-led Strategic Sourcing team, establish rigorous internal performance management system, including team and individual-level targets, scorecards and monthly tracking.
• Achieve early wins to build organizational confidence and momentum.
• Ability to grow team going forward based on demonstrated impact.

Essential Job Functions
• Provide timely scheduling and delivery of production orders and parts orders, and ensure appropriate vendor performance for quality, delivery and cost.
• Develop and implement order management strategies that ensure readiness of work orders (adherence to approved BOM configurations).
• Make budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures for purchasing, order entry (configuration) and master scheduling.  Champion a clear channel of communication and coordination between functional counterparts in the business units.
• Ensure that effective business unit systems, procedures and financial controls are stablished and maintained for the business unit’s operations.

Job Requirements

• Several years’ experience at Senior Manager or Director level in Procurement leadership at an industrial or engineered products manufacturing company.
• Experienced with category management and multi-step strategic sourcing processes in a range of categories.
• Skilled negotiator.
• Experience with leveraged agreements, multi-year contracts, eAuctions and should-cost models.
• Solid experience in direct material strategic sourcing (preferably electronics).
• Highly results-oriented and focused on business priorities with a successful record of accomplishments.
• Excellent problem solving skills – able to identify problems and/or opportunities for improvement and assesses viable solutions.  Develop and execute comprehensive action plans.
• Excellent supplier relationship management skills.
• Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments concurrently, including ability to assess and manage priorities.
• Effective communications skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical expertise.
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.  Must be able to build rapport with Operations and cross-functional colleagues, and be able to foster collaborative relationships.
• “Academy company” work experience a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to manage people.
• Strong knowledge of the business and long-term strategic goals.
• Knowledge of external factors influencing division’s performance.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Superior written, verbal and telephone skills.
• Strong customer service skills are required.
• Ability to multi-task is required.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Strong analytical skills.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent management experience.  MBA preferred.
• APICS/NAPM, CPIM or CPM certification or equivalent preferred.

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses.   As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts.   In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles.  As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.
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