Technical Lead/ Manager

Senior Strategic Procurement Manager

About the job

Apply your broad experience in procurement by working with Red Hat’s leadership teams. The Red Hat Procurement team is looking for a Senior Strategic Procurement Manager to support the Marketing category in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region and join our growing team in Ireland. In this role, you will engage Red Hat’s stakeholders, setting procurement strategies, leading strategic sourcing initiatives, negotiating contracts, and managing strategic supplier relationships related to purchases for EMEA. Your success will be measured against business metrics including savings, stakeholder satisfaction, contract management, and supplier management. You’ll report directly to the manager of EMEA Procurement.

What you will do

  • Create and implement regional procurement strategies for the Marketing category that are innovative and cost effective and incorporate the growing complexities and challenges across Red Hat’s operating expenses for EMEA
  • Partner with key Marketing stakeholders and budget owners on appropriate spending strategies and guide strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Select supplier sources by driving competitive sourcing activities
  • Manage all activities related to sourcing, supplier evaluation, and business awards
  • Implement robust contracts with selected suppliers and negotiate optimal terms and conditions
  • Build strategic relationships and manage supplier performance for key suppliers via stakeholder feedback and performance-based metrics
  • Lead transformational activities to build procurement organizational capabilities and improve procurement efficiency
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, supply chain, or a related field
  • 8+ years of procurement experience with 3+ years of strategic procurement experience within Marketing
  • Broad understanding of Marketing supplier landscape within EMEA
  • Excellent communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience developing and leading strategic sourcing initiatives for the indirect Marketing spend category
  • Solid analytical skills demonstrated in performing bid analysis, cost analysis, fair-value analysis, and scenario modeling
  • Complex problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and implement creative solutions;
  • Solid experience with contract negotiations at senior levels
  • Experience building relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders and suppliers
  • Demonstrated persuasion skills and the ability to gain agreement among a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience leading multi-disciplined projects with minimal amount of supervision
  • Solid understanding of potential Marketing InfoSec, Data Privacy, and Legal requirements from a contractual and policy perspective
  • Customer service-oriented with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; additional language skills are a plus