Procurement Manager
Apple - Santa Clara Valley, CA

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Cultivate and cultivate relationships in order to consult with business executives of assigned Business Teams to identify and understand current and future initiatives to support all aspects of Supplier relationships including Supplier selection, negotiation strategies, cost negotiations, contract negotiation & implementation and assurance of the quality of services received.Act as thought leader and advisor to direct reports and senior level business managers to embed robust procurement processes and strategies to drive cost savings and sound metrics to manage Suppliers and ensure value for all goods & services purchased.Develop annual procurement plan for assigned Business Teams based upon business requirements, available resources, existing contract expirations and strategic market opportunities. Defines standards for quality and support and actively evaluates work-product against those standards. Develops tools, processes, and services against these standards and ensures team goals and objective are linked to Corporate Procurement, business, and stakeholder plans.Oversee sourcing initiatives, facilitating sourcing strategies with Business Teams and where appropriate, initiate & lead cross-functional and Business Team efforts for strategic initiatives.Mentor and train direct reports by providing project assignments that include opportunities to acquire new knowledge & skills, and provide clear & frequent feedback on their progress.Develop & communicate plans including defined accountabilities of each team member involved in all procurement projects, and ensure solid execution against plan.Draft and negotiate agreements with Suppliers that achieve optimal combination of quality, price, service and risk mitigation. The Procurement Manager position in conjunction with the internal business partner is responsible for leading a team of Procurement Professionals responsible for developing strategic category sourcing plans to support both Retail Preservation initiatives and General Construction / Tenant Improvement projects.

The position creates innovative sourcing options via research and analysis of possible vendor sources, market conditions, spend history, and future planning and leads cross-functional teams and builds supplier relationship management strategies that maximize value and mitigate risk while ensuring Business Team

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