Are you interested in a global role, working with senior leaders, and the ability to leverage your strategic muscles?
Vanguard is looking for a Supplier Management Strategist in our Procurement Organization. This role focuses on the strategic aspects of supplier management, inclusive of supplier enabled innovation, Supplier Diversity, building supplier networks and developing supply roadmaps which support business objectives.
Suppliers play an important role in Vanguard providing our investors the best chance for investment success, and the ability to harness their diverse capabilities will drive our continued success.
If you are someone who thrives in an environment of change, and enjoys the opportunity to develop and execute strategy, then this role should pique your interest (actually you should be all over it)!
In this role you will :
Leverage organizational requirements to develop supply roadmaps for suppliers with critical capabilities.
Serve as an integral partner in developing strategic supply scenarios supporting future business objectives.
Build networks of stakeholders, suppliers and business partners to develop solutions for strategic priority areas.
Develop strategies to identify supplier capabilities required to deliver competitive advantage in the future.
Assess supply markets for their potential to support future strategic objectives through the development of outsourced capabilities with strategic partners.
Develop, assess, and expand the strategy and roadmap to evolve the Supplier Diversity program into an industry-leading program.
Lead the efforts to acquire support and advocacy with business stakeholders to drive diversity outcomes.
Support supplier outreach to create a portfolio of qualified diverse suppliers to include in high potential category sourcing efforts.
Serve as an integral partner in strategic sourcing efforts for key category strategies.
Provide subject matter expertise in managing highly complex strategic supplier relationships.
Understand the needs and objectives of Divisions and functional partners.
Identify and directly understand potential linkages between business needs and the relevant industry trends.
Collaborate with sourcing operations teams, business leaders, legal & risk for supplier oversight.
Ensure that best practices in the supplier oversight process are followed. Engage risk stakeholders as needed.
Champion supplier oversight process compliance.
Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
What it takes :
An undergraduate degree required.
Minimum five years general experience with a minimum of two years of experience in financial services.
Ability to learn content quickly and apply a strategic lens to category spend.
Apply critical thinking to demand requests and build consensus on efficient solution.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong project management and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Takes ownership of projects by actively seeking out input from category managers.
We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.
For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return.
We invest with purpose and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.
We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.
Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement : Do the right thing.
We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve.
We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.
When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.
Our core purpose : To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.