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Vendor Relationship and SAP Systems Management Full-time

at Lexmark International, Inc. in Colorado (Published at 12-01-2019)


Job Summary

Lexmark International is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Vendor Relationship and SAP Systems Management position. The Vendor Relationship and SAP Systems Management position manages the relationships with direct (ie raw material) suppliers and vendors. Additionally, the Vendor Relationship and SAP Systems Management position leads the support and improvement of supply chain processes ,including SAP best practices, for the Boulder Materials Management team.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Lexmark Business Operations and technical teams to identify, select, and oversee our supplier and vendor relationships to ensure continuity of supply for our manufacturing operations.

  • Facilitate the development of these supplier relationships to ensure long-term partnerships and drive mutually beneficial, lean initiatives.

  • Leverages knowledge of supply chain best practices and SAP system configuration to support local logistics team to implement strong processes.

  • Assists with troubleshooting process problems (SAP and procedural) both locally and with system experts to ensure ongoing effectiveness of business operations with focus on ECC to support purchasing, planning and production functions.

  • Able to develop strong understanding of manufacturing material and transaction flows to enable effective analyses of process effectiveness.

  • Establishes local practices, which are aligned with the Lexmark Corporate policies and procedures, to ensure and enhance overall quality and continuity of supply with objective of optimizing the Lexmark supply base.

  • Establish a consistent approach and defined set of behaviors that foster an environment of mutual respect, dignity, and trust.

  • Understand key suppliers? business and strategic goals and balance appropriately with the requirements and priorities of Lexmark.

  • Works with the Lexmark Business Operations and technical teams to identify opportunities for improvement and drives these projects to completion.

  • Uses project management expertise to drive projects to completion with cross-functional team.

  • Working command of contract language in order to facilitate discussions between suppliers/vendors and the Lexmark Corporate Global Sourcing team to put Non-Disclosure Agreements, Production Agreements, and Professional Services Agreements into effect.

  • Lead RFx process including identifying of suppliers, generating of request, analyzing bids, negotiating total cost and terms, awarding business, and completing necessary contractual documents.

  • Some international travel is required.

  • Provide both strategic and tactical leadership to identify improvement opportunities and to implement a best practices Supply Base Management organization. Drive engagement among all involved parties to ensure tactical actions are consistently aligned with Lexmark Corporate strategy.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Business or Technical Field (Science or Engineering).

  • Years of relevant experience: Minimum of 5 years.

  • Strategic thinker, capable of motivating others, and managing complex tasks.

  • Strong acumen for driving project deadlines, accountability, and delivering results.

  • Strong ability to develop work plans, using a data driven, analytical approach, to drive projects to completion. Operational Excellence/Lean Manufacturing experience desired.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ideally demonstrated when working with senior-level supplier representatives from various geographies and functional disciplines.

  • Solid working knowledge of:

    • SAP ERP
    • SAP CLM / MDM

    • SAP Ariba

    • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Understanding of contractual and business negotiations with global supply base.

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