Manager, Global Procurement


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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

REI’s Procurement Organization is transforming how procurement is done at every level to dramatically improve the customer experience and enable business outcomes.  This job will contribute to REI’s success by leading the implementation of procurement transformation as the manager of the Global Procurement Team, which handles the procurement of all products and services at the co-op for the indirect non-technology (i.e., Global) categories of supply chain, marketing, human resources, finance, retail operations, etc.     

Leading the Way (team leadership, coaching and development responsibilities for this “manager of staff”)
  • Puts customers at the center by building relationships, listening to needs, and delivering shared outcomes.
  • Creates an environment where people are motivated to do their best to help customers and the co-op achieve its goals.
  • Operates and leads effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear (i.e., navigates ambiguity well).
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet co-op goals.
  • Achieves, and leads teams that achieve, purpose-driven results consistently, even under tough circumstances.
  • Holds self and teams accountable to meet goals and commitments.
  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Champion and partner in the implementation of co-op programs, procedures, methods, and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Hires, trains, and develops the best talent; makes effective staffing decisions and hires for cultural fit.
  • Drives and maintains healthy and sustainable team performance.
  • Provides coaching, direction, and leadership to employees to achieve department, co-op, and customer results.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances, and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Operates in accordance with the applicable standard operating framework of the role.

Your Planning & Navigating Requirements (the plans the job is responsible for creating and executing, and how the job ensures they are implemented)
  • Leads the category management, strategic sourcing, contracts management, and vendor management functions for global categories.
  • Manages and develops a team of Category Manager, Sourcing Vendor Partner, and Sourcing Contract Specialist professionals. Effectively mentors and coaches direct reports, dotted line relationships, supervisors, and peers cross the organization.
  • Establishes and maintains a category management framework and program for global spend.
  • Develops, communicates, and executes strategies across multiple business units to empower, encourage, and maintain optimal category management practices at REI.  
  • Manages supplier diversity program and develops and tracks goals and objectives. 
  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities and leads implementation projects. 
  • Reviews contracts for global spend, including business terms and pricing, and ensures alignment with good business practices and adherence with internal policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains framework for efficient partnership with internal stakeholders (Legal, Accounting, Tax, etc.).
  • Enhances and develops performance-based metrics for global procurement.
  • Manages end-to-end work management practices; drives enhancements to work management systems & tools.
  • Allocates and maintains a balanced workload across team members.
  • Functions as escalation point of contact for all internal and external procurement activities.
  • Owns the business owner (customer) relationship and is accountable for the customer’s procurement experience.
  • Develops and drives execution of short- and long-term roadmap for global procurement. 
  • Leads and partners cross-functionally on transformation efforts and process improvement projects that impact the Procurement organization and the broader co-op.
  • Meets regularly with global category senior leaders to ensure alignment on support and to provide value-added insights.
Bring your passion and expertise
Required Skills
  • Minimum of 2 years managing a team of strategic contributors, with demonstrated excellence in acquiring, mentoring, and developing talent in the areas of category management, strategic sourcing, contracts management, and/or vendor management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of comprehensive category management, strategic sourcing, contracts management, and/or vendor management experience in diverse industries supporting indirect procurement categories such as supply chain, marketing, human resources, finance, retail operations, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Law, Finance, Supply Chain or other related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, explain and negotiate business and legal risks within complex contracts. Experience should extend to ability to draft and leverage contract language designed to meet required business outcomes.
  • Ability to work and manage in a high energy, fast paced, deadline driven, and multiple project ambiguous environment, meeting high expectations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing category management programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience leading/managing transformation efforts and handling change management. 
  • Ability to create, maintain and grow relationships with internal business partners.
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a productive, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the co-op’s best interest.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (MA, MBA, JD) in Business, Law, Finance, Supply Chain Management or other related field.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. 

The pay for this role is: $111000 - $177500 per year . 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$111000 - $177500 per year
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