• Zones
  • Auburn, WA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 15401 SE 352nd St

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As a rapidly growing global provider of IT solutions, we've expanded from Seattle to Sydney and beyond - with reach in over 80 countries around the world. Today's top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners - Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more - to transform their enterprises. To support this transformation, Zones offers products and services across four Solution Environments: Workplace Modernization, Network Optimization, Data Center Transformation, and Security Fortification.

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!

Position Overview

The Director of Procurement and Supply Chain will oversee a global team of supply chain professionals who procure Core and Advance Technology IT products from OEMs and distributors. This team is responsible for staying ahead of customer requirements, reducing the total cost of ownership, and effectively managing the supply chain for the larger portion of Zones's $2B+ in annual spend. The successful candidate will be able to lead a transformative effort that implements IT channel supply chain best practices in a high-growth, dynamic solutions provider. Managed partners include Apple, Lenovo, HPI, HPE, Dell, Cisco, associated lines, and distributors of these products. This position supervises 2 managers and 36 buyers and assistants.

Key Responsibilities

* Combine IT procurement experience and business analytics to identify strategies to decrease total cost of ownership. All aspects of cost are in play for this position: freight, vendor terms and programs, value added services, sourcing determination, and inventory holding decisions.
* Develop, hire, train and coach a team of buyers to industry best practices.
* Develop and maintain excellent vendor management, and train IT channel vendor management best practices into buyers and and assistant buyer (participate in vendor meetings, conference calls and negotiations)
* Partner with Sales to improve economics and execution on deals and ongoing businesses.
* Develop and achieve departmental goals.
* Manage inventory to minimize risk and increase turn and cash flow.
* Travel as necessary to improve industry knowledge and vendor relationships.

We are seeking candidates with the following:

* Bachelor's degree in related field
* 7+ years of supply chain and procurement experience in the IT solutions/VAR channel. Previous experience at an IT distributor is preferred.
* Strong vendor negotiation and management skills and experience required.
* Analytical skills to identify business trends and develop strategies. Excel skills a must.
* Personnel management skills to build team and individual skills and job satisfaction.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to interact well with internal and external groups.
* Consistent 5-Star Customer Service focus.
* Ability to work with a sense of urgency and excellence in a dynamic and fast-paced growth environment.
* Postgraduate business degree and/or Supply Chain certifications a plus.

Zones offers a comprehensive Benefits package

While we're committed to providing top-tier solutions, we're just as committed to supporting our own team. Our employees enjoy a variety of comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching provision, paid time off, and much more. And as a Minority Business Enterprise, a Corporate Plus member of the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, our community is just as diverse.

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!
Associated topics: 3pl, buyer, distribution, material, procure, procurement, provider, purchase, raw material, turnaround

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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