Bank of the West Senior Procurement Officer in Tempe, Arizona

Senior Procurement Officer

Description

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 contractnegotiations and drafting - balancing of risk and rewards.

  • Work with peers and clients to ensure appropriatecontract approvals are obtained and documented.

  • Provide contract management services for strategic andmajor agreements across multiple categories.

  • Negotiate and resolve disputes with suppliers.

  • Identifies and implementssolutions to drive incremental cost reductions and cost-avoidanceopportunities for assigned contracts, suppliers, etc.

  • Interacts with and supportsmultiple businesses, internal and external Stakeholders, functions and Suppliers.

  • Effectively influences andaligns strategies and expectations and manages individual priorities givena set of performance objectives.

  • Provides guidance to internalbusiness clients on Procurement capabilities and processes. Works toensure team cost savings (reduction, and avoidance) goals are achieved orexceeded and ensures business control compliance.

  • Analyzes data and strategicopportunity leading to the identification of potential Business Partneroptimization gaps. Suggests and implements improvements/changes.

  • Optimizes Procurement processesto ensure Business Partners are able to make successful businessdecisions.

OtherJob Duties

  • May lead and manage projects,promotes teamwork and communications in coordination with colleagues andBusiness Partners.

  • Performs other duties asassigned.

Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of jobarea typically obtained through advanced education combined withexperience.

  • Typically viewed as aspecialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge ofproject management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum priorrelevant experience.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - Required

  • Master's Degree - Preferred

Skills

  • Proven ability in managing high-level complex suppliercontracts and partnerships.

  • Proven negotiation/influencing skills with seniormanagement.

  • Superior oral and written communication andpresentation skills.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectivelywith suppliers and all levels of management.

  • Must be an absolute self-starter, with strong projectmanagement skills, and possess the ability to effectively manage multipledemand 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.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 038264