Commodity Manager, Indirect Professional Services
Tyco - Princeton, NJ

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Commodity Manager; Indirect Professional Services - Human Resources, Financial Services, and Legal Services

As the new Tyco emerges a key strategic component is recruiting high performing individuals to drive the company's growth goals. Sourcing & Procurement has been identified as a foundational element of Tyco's growth strategy. One of the major components of this initiative is the creation of a center-led Global Sourcing & Procurement organization focused on strategic sourcing and tactical procurement. To the drive global strategic sourcing strategy, Tyco is seeking an individual to fill the newly recreated role of Commodity Manager, Indirect Professional Services. In this role, the person is responsible for maximizing sourcing leverage across the entire portfolio of Tyco products businesses, service business and functions. The Indirect Professional Services commodities will include HR Related Services, Financial Services and Legal Services, with a heavy concentration on Employee Benefits agreement negotiations and supplier management.

Key to the success of this position will be working with Tyco's business units and functional leaders in NA, EMEA, APAC and LATAM. This leader will drive global processes and supplier agreements that align directly to Tyco's business requirements while ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements. This individual must demonstrate the ability to manage the entire formal sourcing process from spend analytics through supplier negotiations and agreement implementation. This leader will also develop and implement commodity strategies, resolve conflicts and drive cost efficiencies and savings projects as it relates to HR, Financial and Legal Services.

Essential Job Responsibilities


Develop and implement commodity sourcing strategies for HR / HR Related Services, Financial Services and Legal Services.

Proven ability to facilitate supplier capability assessments, source selection and contract negotiation with employee benefit providers.

Ensure alignment and drive collaborative sourcing efforts with cross-functional counterparts to maximize global sourcing leverage and transactional efficiency.

Continuously evaluates strategies and company policy to meet changing economic and competitive conditions.

Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of marketplace, benchmarks and industry best practices.

Manage governance and control programs to ensure business continuity, protect company assets, employee information, and compliance with government and regulatory policies.

Measure and managed the overall performance and cost of the provider network.

Develop annual cost savings programs and implement business strategies that directly affect Tyco financial results and growth plans.

Maintains familiarity and compliance with all Company Corporate policies and procedures, all U.S. and International procurement regulations, as well as determine internal purchasing Policies and Procedures for the Company.

Performs all duties within the Company's Code of Conduct.

Assume additional commodity management responsibilities as required.



Ensure timely execution of RFQ's and RFPs globally with regional solutions resulting in enterprise contracts to improve services and reduce cost for the company.

Identify, develop and manage strategic business relationships and gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements, including periodic business reviews with key suppliers.

Drive compliance of enterprise agreements; identify metrics, tools and processes to optimize sourcing, supplier activities, and efficiencies, and work collaboratively with the business units to prioritize and drive implementation.




Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; Advanced degree in business or engineering is highly desirable.

8+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous professional progressive management experiences a plus; contract and negotiating experience is required.



Experience in sourcing Indirect Professional Services in a global business environment. Focus on HR, HR Related Services & Benefits is required; experience with finance and legal services is a plus.

Demonstrated leadership in a complex environment with the ability to communicate ideas to senior leadership.

Strategic consulting skills which move beyond adherence to specific analytical tools and methodologies; the ability to "think outside the box" generates alternative solutions for consideration, and provides comprehensive risk/benefit analysis on those alternatives.

Clear ability to influence and lead in driving change in the organization.

Ability to translate strategic vision in to tactical plans and manage the change required to execute those plans.

Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.

Sound analytical depth, strong technical skills in engineering or finance. Clear problem solving skills

Ability to define problems, analyzes data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Problem-solving, analytical skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously are essential.

Project management experience and team leadership ability.

Can inspire and motivate entire organizations, defines success in terms of the whole team.

Good organizational and interpersonal are required. A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people in a matrix organization

Comfort with ambiguity

Please note this is a general description of duties and not meant to serve as a complete job description. Additional duties may be required as needed.

Tyco International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.






Supply Chain/Logistics & Distribution

Primary Location


United States-New Jersey-Princeton

Job Posting


Feb 25, 2013



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