This role is fantastic for anyone wanting to help improve and think creatively about the process of sourcing and supply chain. This role will have a regional impact on project delivery and collaboration for our company by evaluating, brainstorming, and implementing effective and efficient sourcing and supply chain processes to improve the quality and timeline of our projects while maximizing cost savings. It will require a commitment to understanding and learning about the past and present processes while proactively molding future processes thereby establishing a clear path for growth and expansion.
This role will be the primary regional leadership role for the sourcing, supply chain, logistics and inventory team that support the WeWork business and will partner with regional and global project deliver, design, engineering teams.
Establish and lead commodity teams for products and services; serve as lead negotiator and primary point of contact for the suppliers within a given region.
Build a committed team to execute on sourcing and supply chain team initiatives and goals
Provide leadership and mentorship to the regional sourcing and supply chain team.
Develop recommended positions and strategies based upon review and analysis of product needs and market conditions and in the context of overall WeWork Growth team goals and objectives.
Coordinate the review of proposed contracts with respect to: financial terms; Inco Terms; intellectual property rights; service terms; WeWork liability; and conformance with WeWork policies and applicable legal guidelines. Seek expert opinions and internal concessions as necessary.
Evaluate financial and operational (personnel or process-related) effects of proposed contract provisions.
Deliver information about completed agreements to WeWork partners; publicize agreements in order to achieve greater participation and savings.
Drive best practices and policies to ensure proper spending and compliance by all WeWork employees
Manage supplier performance against specified static and continuous improvement goals.
Manage Strategic Sourcing WeWork Connect web-site, monitoring content accuracy and soliciting feedback from various internal stakeholders and supplier audiences for regular improvements. Including content for training and onboarding of new team members.
Evaluate existing processes as they relate to the sourcing and supply chain discipline regionally, but with a mindset of coordination and inclusion of all design, development and operations disciplines.
Present known or discovered pain points and bottlenecks to the appropriate stakeholders and build consensus toward a solution.
Strategize and document modified or new processes.
Think outside-of-the-box to brainstorm, strategize, document, and implement globally new ideas for efficient and effective processes.
Establish goals and metrics to track success of implemented process solutions and continually evaluate and adjust as necessary.
Analyze and present key procurement data and metrics to to Sourcing and Supply Chain and business leadership, identifying area of opportunity or requiring improvement and attention.
Communicate regularly with the Global Head of Sourcing and Supply Chain to provide progress updates and coordinate initiatives.
Collaborate closely with the Supply Chain Group team members focused on People and Product.
Collaborate closely with all Regional Discipline Heads (e.g. Engineering, Interior Design, BIM, Arts & Graphics, Construction, Operations, etc.) and their respective teams.
Report to the Head of Supply Chain.
4 year degree or equivalent preferred.
10 years of relevant work experience preferred.
Experience leading globally dispersed teams and developing global and regional sourcing strategies across a broad range of products and services.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work on both short term and long term solutions simultaneously.
Must be very organized and exhibit excellent time management skills.
Clear communicator and excellent presenter with oral, written, and graphic presentation skills.
Ambitious outside-of-the-box thinker willing to reach beyond their comfort zone
Reliable, focused, and detail oriented.
Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful problem solver.
Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a "can do" attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn.
Excellent people skills with an ability to build consensus.