Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!
Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Builds relationships with marketing and brand teams and partners with the teams to drive savings, innovation, and new supplier opportunities within the marketing category
Ensures information flow between the corporate procurement team and marketing and brand teams to effectively deliver and influence business/function strategies
Understands business requirements and challenges, including priorities and key value drivers
Co-leads Supplier/Agency Relationship Management (S/ARM) with marketing counterpart, by leading key relationship management
Partners closely with key stakeholders to align on key metrics of the business or function in support of the annual operating plan
Procurement Strategy and Execution:
Ability to manage, coordinate, and execute on the Enterprise-wide Marketing category with approximately $400m in spend
Develops and executes on procurement strategy in support of the marketing and brand stakeholders in collaboration with adjacent functions, such as Legal and Finance.
Develop, coordinate and execute Enterprise-wide Marketing category management strategies and programs to optimize and leverage the global scale of the company to ensure proper economies of scale are achieved, while ensuring risk levels are appropriate.
Tracks and analyzes spend and contracts for the marketing category, identifies opportunities for savings/value-driven initiatives, and tracks savings achieved to ensure savings realization
Lead stakeholder teams to establish specifications, effectively manage category supply base, perform advanced and intricate negotiations and oversee selection of key vendors.
Coordinate RFx processes and leads supplier negotiations, with support from business counterparts
Manage the implementation of executed agreements with required systems (e.g., Coupa and Alocadia) and with the respective business partners
Identifies opportunities for partnerships and cost savings initiatives through agency ecosystem
Researches market and supplier benchmarks to inform supplier/agency selection, relationship management decisions, and large sourcing opportunities
Facilitates educational sessions for marketing team members to drive adoption of leading practices processes, particularly around Agency Ways of Working
Researches and recommends tools, processes, and systems to ensure effective business processes
Attends related industry conferences and trainings to maintain competitive skills set
Manages through challenges such as quality or delay issues, if necessary, with agencies, suppliers, and marketing contacts
Achieves KPIs (savings, cost avoidance, performance, risk management, industry intelligence, supplier/agency mapping, etc.) and reports progress to supervisor
POSITION REQUIREMENTS (INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW WILL BE USED IN THE JOB POSTING PROCESS)
FORMAL EDUCATION: (GENERALLY, IF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IS ACCEPTABLE, THE CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THREE YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE FOR EVERY ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE EDUCATION REQUIRED)
Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Business, Procurement, Marketing, Supply Chain, or related field is required.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
5+ years of procurement or marketing agency background
Previous experience working within CPG/Retail and/or home improvement industry
Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner
Ability to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information
Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships
Ability to facilitate advanced agency/supplier negotiations
Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders across the enterprise and support multiple sourcing initiatives
Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities and drive savings
Exceptional relationship builder and stakeholder manager, ability to grow personal networks
In-depth knowledge of agency types, processes, and basic workings
Experience with agency/supplier negotiations
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Experience with Marketing Spend Management and Marketing Workflow tools
Experience with budget management and financial planning
Positive, proactive, can-do attitude
Autonomy, entrepreneurial self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
Confident and able to push back when appropriate, escalate when needed
Inspires trust and confidence
Results-oriented and responsible
Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!
Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.