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Senior Procurement Officer

Contract

Full-time

Location

United States-Arizona-Tempe

Country

USA

Job function

Accounting Finance

Apply REF: 038329
What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Bank of the West is seeking a Senior Procurement Officer with a strong background in sourcing and managing contracts/suppliers. The individual will support sourcing strategies through contract negotiations, drafting and driving support of significant reduction in the costs of goods and services year over year by mitigating risks through negotiation terms. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong partnerships with internal clients and experience in successfully negotiating contracts with global suppliers in a range of product categories. Maintains exceptional sourcing strategies and superior supplier relationships.

Essential Job Functions
  • Leads complex contract negotiations and drafting - balancing of risk and rewards.
  • Work with peers and clients to ensure appropriate contract approvals are obtained and documented.
  • Provide contract management services for strategic and major agreements across multiple categories.
  • Negotiate and resolve disputes with suppliers.
  • Identifies and implements solutions to drive incremental cost reductions and cost-avoidance opportunities for assigned contracts, suppliers, etc.
  • Interacts with and supports multiple businesses, internal and external Stakeholders, functions and Suppliers.
  • Effectively influences and aligns strategies and expectations and manages individual priorities given a set of performance objectives.
  • Provides guidance to internal business clients on Procurement capabilities and processes. Works to ensure team cost savings (reduction, and avoidance) goals are achieved or exceeded and ensures business control compliance.
  • Analyzes data and strategic opportunity leading to the identification of potential Business Partner optimization gaps. Suggests and implements improvements/changes.
  • Optimizes Procurement processes to ensure Business Partners are able to make successful business decisions.

Other Job Duties

  • May lead and manage projects, promotes teamwork and communications in coordination with colleagues and Business Partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience
  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.
  • May have broad knowledge of project management.
  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - Required
  • Master's Degree - Preferred 

Skills

  • Proven ability in managing high-level complex supplier contracts and partnerships.
  • Proven negotiation/influencing skills with senior management.
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with suppliers and all levels of management.
  • Must be an absolute self-starter, with strong project management skills, and possess the ability to effectively manage multiple demand and time resources.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
Primary Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe Job Type: Full-time Job: Accounting Finance
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