Allegion Director - Global Indirect Sourcing & Enterprise Services in Carmel, Indiana

Director - Global Indirect Sourcing & Enterprise Services

Working within Allegion’s Global Supply Management (GSM) team, you will be responsible for leading the strategic sourcing activities for over $400M in indirect spend and enterprise services aimed at delivering a value added experience to our internal business partners. This role is the global leader for indirect sourcing located at our Americas Regional HQ in Carmel, IN with a matrixed team of direct and indirect reporting relationships. As a member of the GSM leadership team, you will participate in the strategic direction of the organization and be expected to be a thought leader for value creation with both internal and external business partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic sourcing strategy to unlock value within the global indirect spend of over $400M across 3 regions: Americas, EMEIA and Asia Pacific. Facilitate team of commodity managers to develop category playbook, define action plans and drive cadence of execution to deliver 4% productivity in addressable spend. Categories include information technology, HR services including contingent labor, professional services, travel, MRO, etc. Define and drive productivity drivers aimed at maximizing productivity and reducing complexity of the indirect supply base.

  • Develop strategic relationships with key supplier partners aimed at being the customer of choice, opening up multi-year productivity project pipelines and aligning supplier partner investments & resources to support the Allegion business strategy.

  • Engage with internal business partners to understand their business objectives and challenges, build mutual understanding of current spend and key supplier relationships; and develop a Service Level Agreement (SLA) defining priorities, expectations and action plans to maximize the value of each dollar spent by the business partner.

  • Develop a team of talented sourcing and supply management professionals capable of delivering the business objectives in an efficient and effective way while increasing the satisfaction of internal & external business partners. Areas of focus include employee engagement, technical skills (negotiation, category strategies, contract management, etc.) and leadership skills (change management, project/program management, communication, etc.). Build a pipeline of talent for key positions including successors for this role.

  • Understand the services needed by the business to source indirect needs in an efficient & effective way. Lead the ‘procure to pay’ process for the Americas to execute purchase transactions in a timely manner while ensuring compliance to internal controls and policies. Provide policies and guidelines for indirect purchasing processes globally where managed within local entities.

  • Drive continuous improvement activities aimed at improving customer satisfaction, reducing cycle times, standardizing business processes and increasing the ROI of the indirect team.

  • Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, quality and compliance.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA with a strong academic record required. Master’s degree in business administration, finance, supply chain or related field preferred.

  • 10+ years of increasing responsibility in the areas of Procurement, Sourcing, Information Systems, Business Analytics, Finance or related field, including leadership of projects and/or teams in a matrix environment

  • Demonstrated competence in developing supplier relationships, negotiating skills, contract management and defining sourcing strategies within indirect commodities preferred.

  • Strong business acumen and analytical thinking, as well as project/program management and process development skills.

  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to effectively engage and influence at all levels of a global organization

  • Prior experience in M&A including due diligence and integration preferred

  • Proven track record of building an engaging work environment and talent pipeline

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Key Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Takes action to meet customer needs and concerns: Considers how actions or plans will affect the customer; responds quickly to meet customer (internal, external & business partners) needs and resolve problems; avoids over-commitments.

  • Drives Operational Excellence and continuous improvement: Creates an environment that allows and cultivates the achievement of current and future business goals through innovation, efficiency, process excellence, and accountability; strives for continuous improvement in process and business results; sets and encourages others to set continually higher goals; strives to achieve a best practice approach

  • Explore new ideas and challenges current thinking: Acts open to new ideas and thoughts; seeks a variety of opinions and inputs, while encouraging others to do the same; sees alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by the thoughts or approaches of others.

  • Manages complexity and ambiguity: Implements sound approaches that minimize or reduce non-value added complexities; manages personal pressures associated with change; works to achieve effective systems; readily makes adjustments when implemented approaches do not work in order to reduce ambiguity.

  • Relationship Management: Works collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders at appropriate milestones, shares global research, manages Allegion communication to supply base.

  • Project Management : Identifies needed resources, develops project plan, and drives project execution.

  • Global Business Thinking/Strategizing : Demonstrates global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets and technology.

  • Leadership - Demonstrated leadership skills including growth and development of teams

Allegion is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through the career site, please click here at mailto:SpecialAssistance_TalentAcquisition@Allegion.com for special accommodation.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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