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Director of Indirect Procurement

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Ames
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Note: This position can be based in Muscatine, IA or Jasper, IN. Any interested candidates must be willing to relocate to the general area and be in-office 5-days per week. HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging. What We Need: We are looking for a Director, Indirect Procurement to join our HNI Corporation team! This role will strategically manage the procurement and sourcing activities for all indirect services categories such as: IT, facilities management, marketing, real estate, travel, maintenance repair & operations, and professional services. The goal will be to optimize cost savings, drive supplier performance, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality services. What You Will Do: This position provides exposure and a unique opportunity to work across all business units and interface with cross functional leaders, including but not limited to Legal, Finance, HR, Quality, EHS, Operations; and additional individuals reporting directly to those leaders.

  • Category Strategy Development: Develop and implement individual and comprehensive category strategies for indirect services, aligned with the overall procurement objectives and organizational goals.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier performance to ensure service level agreements (SLAs) are met or exceeded.
  • Sourcing and Contracting: Lead the sourcing process for indirect services, including market research, supplier identification, RFP/RFQ management, bid evaluation, contract negotiation, and finalization.
  • Cost Optimization: Identify and execute cost optimization initiatives through strategic sourcing, supplier consolidation, contract negotiation, and process improvements.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks within the indirect services categories by ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards, as well as assessing supplier financial stability and implementing risk mitigation strategies.
  • Market Intelligence: Stay updated on market trends, industry best practices, and emerging technologies within the indirect services categories to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Supplier Diversity: Promote supplier diversity by actively seeking opportunities to engage diverse suppliers and supporting the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives. What You Have:
    • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing category strategies, driving cost savings, and managing supplier relationships.
    • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, or category management, with a focus on indirect services is required.
    • Professional certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) are a plus.
    • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Site
    • Experience with SAP, Oracle is a plus. What You're Good At:
      • Strong knowledge of indirect services categories, market dynamics, and best practices.
      • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to analyze complex data and make data-driven decisions.
      • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
      • Strong business acumen and the ability to understand the broader business context.
      • Ability to think and communicate strategically with attention to detail to translate the vision into action. If you are looking for an opportunity to bring a high level of transformation, creativity and new thinking to the business, we would love to speak with you! HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products. As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. Check out our CSR Report here: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: We offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit . We also invite you to visit us at to learn more!

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