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Indirect Procurement Manager

REQ: REQ-140822 Procurement

Panasonic Corporate
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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What You'll Get To Do

Strategic Sourcing

  • Execute strategic sourcing projects utilizing best practice sourcing methodology to deliver exceptional total value in partnership with key stakeholders across the business
  • Gather stakeholder and subject-matter expertise and insights and market intelligence to ensure sourcing solutions meet business needs
  • Assess supplier capabilities and identify new suppliers   
  • Analyze supplier proposals and facilitate fact-based supplier selection process  
  • Prepare and present business cases and should-cost models, perform complex data analysis and build financial models such as ROI, NPV, supplier scorecards, savings tracking, make vs. buy decision models
  • Analyze and summarize RFP responses and results and prepare recommendations for Senior Management
  • Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiations to maximize total value and minimize risks
  • Establish contract terms and conditions and coordinate with legal to execute contracts with suppliers that optimize the partnership.
  • Develop transition plan to new supplier and support implementation   
  • Ensure savings are delivered in a timely manner and expected benefits are realized

Category Management

  • Develop category strategies based on rigorous analysis of spend data, supply market dynamics, category intelligence, and business requirements    
  • Partner with the business to build influence and challenge the status quo. Identify and obtain buy-in for category strategies and value opportunities
  • Identify and capture profit improvement opportunities beyond sourcing, such as demand management, process improvements, insource vs. outsource, innovation, etc.
  • Actively drive value beyond cost – e.g., growth, innovation, risk management
  • Regularly monitor the market for category leading practices and demand and supply shifts such as supply consolidation, technology innovations, etc.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Establish and manage the governance processes with suppliers and outsourced partners for categories in scope
  • Implement strategies to best manage the supplier base for categories in scope, reviewing suppliers against contracted obligations and service levels and business expectations
  • Provide feedback on performance, seek continuous improvement and innovation
  • Work with suppliers and key stakeholders to manage supplier performance and develop new capabilities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and third-party providers
  • When performance issues emerge, identify root causes and work with internal and external stakeholders to drive efficient resolution

P2P Process Management

  • Address any P2P service or delivery issues directly with the provider
  • Assist users in submitting non-catalog purchase requisitions
  • Resolve order and invoicing issues with users, suppliers and Accounts Payable
  • Direct users to preferred suppliers or P2P catalog purchases as applicable
  • Own usage of the Procurement Team’s PCard for such transactions as needed
  • Generate and analyze reports on POs and invoices to track performance and identify efficiency improvement opportunities

Talent Management

  • Create and implement a high-performance culture within Procurement
  • Promote a customer focused, results driven, and accountable team
  • Develop talent to insure continuous improvement of operations
  • Promote employee development through training and project opportunities for skills expansion

What You'll Bring

Education and Experience:

  • Degree required and preferred
  • BS or BA degree Business, Supply Chain or other relevant area required
  • MBA and other relevant degree or certification, such as ISM CPSM, highly desirable
  • 5 plus years of relevant strategic sourcing experience required


  • Experience designing end-to-end procurement strategies and leading high impact sourcing approaches
  • Experience with category management strategies, spend diagnostics, strategic sourcing process, and supplier management with a proven track record of delivering business impact
  • Strong analytical, financial, problem solving, organizational, and project management skills
  • Highly motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset, proactive, and innovative
  • Experience working effectively in global complex organizations
  • Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Thrives in a fast paced, goal oriented, dynamic organization with time sensitive deadlines
  • Leverages market data, expert resources, spend analytics, and cost modeling to drive fact-based decision making
  • Expert understanding of contract terms and techniques for driving additional value and managing risks
  • Ability to lead and conduct successful negotiations
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships across the business to achieve key business, organizational and cross-cultural objectives
  • Knowledge of procurement technology, such as P2P, eSourcing, Contracting, Onboarding, SRM, etc.
  • Technology-savvy and high competency in MS office


  • Strong ability to communicate across all levels of the organization as well as externally to suppliers
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills                        

 Other Requirements

  • Travel up to 10 percent

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


Panasonic prioritizes total wellbeing. We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental health.

The salary range of $82,000 - $123,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

We understand that your career search may look different than others and embrace the professional, personal, educational, and volunteer opportunities through which people gain experience. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application!


REQ: REQ-140822 Procurement

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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