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Global Indirect Material Management Manager Job (Detroit, MI, US)

Global Indirect Material Management Manager-FIN0005274


This is a replacement global leadership position, reporting directly to the Global Director, Procurement Operations. The role of the Global Materials Management Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize complex global Master Material projects according to strict deliverable due dates, within budget guidelines to meet operational and client satisfaction expectations within the scope of Procurement Operations, Request to Pay Group. This includes securing project resources and coordinating the efforts of existing team members and third-parties or consultants in order to deliver projects according to planned statements of work and budgets. This role will also manage Indirect Material SAP deployment objectives and oversee quality control throughout a method execution plan.

Additionally, the Manager, Global Indirect Material Management will:

- Be responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day complex global SAP Indirect Materials Management projects under the oversight of the Procurement Operations Director.
- Direct Staff in the development, analysis, and completion of business cases to support SAP deployment timing decisions.
- Develop Global Material Master and Governance and maintain global standards for UOM and material groups.
- Manage long-term global transition in phases - Initial Lift and Shift; Implement additional scope of services; Implement increase third party thresholds; Implement Item Master coding on a global basis; Manage legacy systems decommissioning and ramp up of SAP globally; and Integration with Financial Shared Services to drive E2E RTP optimization.
- Develop, clarify and manage the scope of a long term complex global transition project.
- Monitor external service provider work load management in collaboration with the ME Launch Teams and monitor KPI's.
- Define contract deliverables and achieve targeted outcomes through Project Scoping documentation that describes the project deliverables.
- Collaborate and maintain relationships and communication with SAP Governance Team.
- Manage timely completion of all MM SAP UAT test cases.
- Monitor completion of all MM SAP access mitigation issues.
- Establish and update Indirect Materials PRM requirements.
- Manage countermeasures to all Indirect Materials SAP related deployment issues.
- Establish and manage operational coding budget for GMNA.
- Operate as the Global Coding System Owner and complete system requirements in alignment with Corporate policies.
- Ensure long term project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budget guidelines by developing detailed Project Plans (time and costs/revenue).
- Oversee all Indirect Materials coding issues in multiple systems (Heiler, IMPAC, OLIMPIC, & SAP)
- Central Point of Contact for all inquiries and business issues for customers inside and outside of Indirect Materials-RTP.
- Assemble project teams, identify needed resources, assign responsibilities and develop timeframes to facilitate successful completion of project activities and deliverables.
- Determine project costs/ensures delivery on time and within budgetary guidelines including oversight of cost/benefit analysis.
- Ensures compatibility and consistency with existing project architectural and enterprise standards.
- Develop effective Communication and Quality Plans to support all Transition projects.
- Prepare Lessons Learned and Post Implementation Reviews upon project completion.
- Facilitate communication and reporting as appropriate with all internal and external stakeholders, including the monthly IMC meetings.
- Manage provisioning of exception reports when necessary to highlight significant risks and issues to senior management.
- Demonstrated global leadership qualities such as conflict/issue resolution, the ability to run a Transition project or serve as Transition project manager on a long term complex global program team ensuring a successful project lifecycle.
- Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with senior executive stakeholders and senior business leaders of departments and external 3rd parties or agencies participating in the various Transition projects.
- Ability to organize and work effectively with complex global project teams or staff from department and agencies participating in this effort.
- Ability to Manage a Direct and Indirect (dotted line) Global Team
- Demonstrated experience and relevant expertise in the design and building of distributed and enterprise solutions.


- 5-8 years of applicable business experience and 3 or more years of long term complex and/or global project management experience. PMI certification preferred.
- MBA preferred
- Familiarity with GM IM&E Purchasing environment including policies, processes, working relationships, systems including SAP
- Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project.
- Demonstrated experience in personnel management as well as Transition Management.
- Ability to communicate with senior executives and business leaders.
- Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
- Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
- Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
- Capability to lead during times of change.
- Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
- Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
- Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
- Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
- Ability to bring Transition projects to successful completion through political sensitivity.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Adept at conducting research into Transition project-related issues and products.
- Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
- Customer service skills an asset.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is .
- Knowledge Skills: Company Policy, Procurement Procedures, Procurement Relationships / Engagement, Procurement Best Practices, Operational/Process Management, Sourcing Process, Supplier Development Process, System and Technology
- PC Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), Reporting & Analysis Tools, ERP systems - preferably SAP


Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressures; able to make quick decisions; makes good decision based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; sought out by others for advise and solutions; uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer; can decide and act without having the total picture; can effectively cope with change.

Drive for Results: Takes prompt action to achieve objectives; is positive; can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; pursues everything with energy, drive, and a reason to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; doesn't blame others for his/her own mistakes or misrepresent him/herself for personal gain or protection.

Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; listens; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact.

Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.

Teamwork: Works effectively with team or those outside the formal line of authority to meet customers' needs and accomplish goals; demonstrates commitment by visibly supporting the work and decisions of the team; finds common ground with others with different work styles; offers assistance and support to others; maintains a constructive, positive outlook in working with others.
Primary Location: US-MI-Detroit
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2015, 10:18:47 AM - Ongoing
Job: Finance

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