Bank of the West Sr Lead Procurement Officer in Tempe, Arizona

Sr Lead Procurement Officer


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


for strategic sourcing and management across multiple procurement categories

such as Corporate Real-Estate, Professional Services and Marketing and other as


Essential Job Functions

  • Identifies and implements solutions to driveincremental cost reductions and cost-avoidance opportunities for assignedcategory through category knowledge that researches and understandsleading industry trends at country, regional or global level.

  • Develops and executes the sourcing strategy and drivingimprovements to lower the total cost of ownership.

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

  • Effectively influences and aligns strategies andexpectations and manages individual priorities given a set of performanceobjectives.

  • Contributes to or develops Category SourcingStrategies, leads development of Approved Suppliers List processes.

  • Leads complex contract negotiations – balancing of riskand rewards.

  • RFI/RFQ/RFP with Supplier Selection and ContractNegotiations

  • Manages of Suppliers including supplier development andperformance management.

  • Provides guidance to internal business clients onProcurement capabilities and processes.

Other Job Duties

  • Works to ensure team cost savings (reduction, andavoidance) goals are achieved or exceeded and ensures business controlcompliance.

  • Analyzes data and strategic opportunity leading to theidentification of potential Business Partner optimization gaps. Suggests andimplements improvements/changes.

  • Optimizes Procurement processes to ensure BusinessPartners are able to make successful business decisions.

  • May lead and manage projects, promotes teamwork andcommunications in coordination with colleagues and Business Partners.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typicallyobtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • May have deep knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree, Required

  • Masters Degree, Preferred


  • Thorough knowledge of strategic sourcing in CorporateReal-Estate, Professional Services and/or Marketing.

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

  • Ability to work within a complex organization and actas a dynamic change agent.

  • Ability to perform in a fast-pace environment requiringhigh-quality of work in a variety of areas and interactions with alllevels of leadership and staff within the organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • PC and system applications literate.

  • Effective management skills.

  • Research and analysis.

  • Strong commitment to client service and teamwork.

  • Proven negotiation skills.

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: 037706