Robert Half is working with a large consumer electronics client who is seeking a Procurement Audit Manager to support their indirect procurement operations in Ridgefield, New Jersey. The Procurement Audit Manager will focus on reviewing marketing actions as well as executing procurement strategy to evaluate related vendor performance. Candidates must have indirect procurement and/or marketing experience as it relates to negotiating contracts, terms, deliverables, objectives, etc. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate their indirect procurement experience, have an ability to express long-term procurement goals and how to measure their value. Role and Responsibilities This position will validate execution of marketing projects nationwide and ensuring work was performed to the expected level of quality and satisfaction of marketing project owners. Additionally, individual will support driving Marketing BQMS (companys eSourcing Portal) adoption and usage by working closely with HQ, audit, and internal Procurement team members and Marketing business owners. Finally, the position will also be responsible for strong financial analytical support and serve as the go-to individual acting as the primary liaison between Procurement, audit, and internal business areas to support collaborative Procurement/Finance, Audit & Marketing strategic initiatives. In this position, either directly or through others, the candidate will: Collaborate with key stakeholders to continually improve supplier performance through project validation, effective contracts and supplier performance management methodologies. Conduct preliminary research of marketing activities to be reviewed by analyzing transactional data (BQMS eSourcing Portal) to prioritize marketing categories and transactions that are considered to be fraudulent or high risk. Build relationship with internal and external stakeholders, including suppliers, to understand scope and gather critical information. This may include data input, hours allocation, subcontractor cost transparency, and any other detailed proof of performance information. Create should cost models to validate vendor pricing and payments. Actively benchmarks costs suppliers and vendor performance through internal transactional data and external sources. Develop proper checklist for validation associated with specific marketing activity. The checklist will need to be customized based on information gathered from internal and external conversations. This is a long-term contract opportunity, and the work will be onsite at the client's location in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. For immediate consideration, interested candidates should apply here with an updated resume in Word format, or send the resume and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Robert Half offers a variety of benefits including 401k, medical, vision, dental, etc.
Skills and Qualifications Candidates must have indirect procurement and/or marketing experience as it relates to negotiating contracts, terms, deliverables, objectives, etc. Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university. 5+ years purchasing experience (or equivalent) in Purchasing, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Audit with 0-2 years in leadership capacity delivering demonstrated results. In-depth use and knowledge of MS Project, Excel (advanced skills such as Macros), Word, PowerPoint, Access, and SAP. Experience performing large Sourcing/Procurement system implementations; vendor financial evaluations; or vendor performance reviews and compliance risk assessments to ensure process requirements are met.
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