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Director of Procurement - IT

Job Category: Finance
Location: US - Massachusetts - Remote | US - New Hampshire - Remote | US - Rhode Island - Remote

Meet Our Team:

Our team is committed to building a collaborative and innovative culture where every team member is valued and empowered to make a difference. We aim to lead strategic purchasing initiatives and create long-term cost management strategies with key suppliers while providing strategic benefits in cost, quality, responsiveness, and continuity.

Picture Yourself at Pega:

As Pega’s Procurement Group Leader, you will drive the Company's purchasing initiatives. You will work closely with key business leaders, create and implement procurement policies and processes, and ensure the adoption of industry best practices that will help achieve long-term cost-management goals. You will lead a team of talented professionals, guiding them toward successfully implementing procurement initiatives. This position offers the opportunity to make a significant impact by driving strategic purchasing initiatives that will help ensure Pega's continued success.

What You'll Do at Pega:

  • Lead strategic purchasing initiatives and develop long-term cost management strategies, enhancing relationships with key suppliers to support the company's growth.
  • Drive significant improvements in procurement processes and oversee the management of vendors to ensure performance, quality, and reliability, aligning with the company’s strategic goals.
  • Build and manage a high-performing global procurement team, focusing on recruitment, development, and performance management to foster a culture of high performance and accountability.
  • Develop and implement key procurement metrics and KPIs to measure success, report on procurement spend and savings, and present findings to senior management to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Stay at the forefront of market trends and sourcing opportunities, leveraging expertise in negotiation and RFP processes to secure strategic benefits in cost, quality, and delivery timelines.

Who You Are:

  • Strategic Leader: Bachelor’s degree holder with 10+ years in strategic sourcing, excels in leading global teams and driving business transformation.
  • Expert Negotiator: Exceptional negotiation skills, leveraging expertise to secure advantageous terms and foster strategic partnerships.
  • Problem Solver: Detail-oriented with strong analytical abilities, known for effectively improving key metrics and solving complex problems.
  • Persuasive Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, adept at aligning teams and stakeholders with business objectives through influential leadership.

What You've Accomplished:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic purchasing initiatives and developing long-term cost management strategies with key suppliers, showcasing an ability to drive significant cost savings while ensuring quality and delivery standards.
  • Proven track record of building and managing effective procurement policies, processes, and systems, with a focus on scalability to support organizational growth and a deep understanding of market trends and supplier management.
  • Expertise in sourcing, contract negotiation, and implementing cost-saving initiatives, complemented by a strong ability to monitor market trends and engage in successful negotiations.
  • Leadership experience in managing a global procurement team, including recruiting, onboarding, and developing team members, with a focus on promoting high performance, accountability, and career progression.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in developing procurement-related metrics and KPIs, analyzing procurement data, and reporting on procurement activities, spend, and savings to senior management, demonstrating a continuous improvement mindset.

Pega Offers You:

  • Gartner Analyst acclaimed technology leadership across our categories of products
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • An innovative, inclusive, agile, flexible, and fun work environment
  • Competitive global benefits program inclusive of pay + bonus incentive, employee equity in the company

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Job ID: 20412

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