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Director of Procurement

Company: Twelve
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.Job BriefBased in Berkeley, CA, and reporting directly to Twelve's Chief Productization Officer, the mission of the Director of Procurement is to support the businesses in adding value and reducing costs by driving excellence in procurement strategy development and implementation, supply based management, supplier relationship management and transactional procurement processes.With direct responsibility for Twelve's general purchasing organization, this leader is expected to strengthen the global Purchasing organization and its capabilities to become an indispensable business partner on innovation and cost initiatives.The Director of Procurement will develop long term sourcing strategies and actionable steps to improve operational performance, while ensuring best purchasing value and competitive advantage through the purchasing of capital, direct and indirect materials and services to support Twelve's fast growing businesses operations.What You Will DoStrategic Sourcing

  • Lead all categories within our procurement structure: Product, Non-Product related, and R&D
  • Lead Sourcing initiatives including but not limited to mapping out supply chain, strategically aligning suppliers, and vetting agreements based on Twelve's requirements
  • Ensure continuous delivery of annual purchasing savings through aggressive cost innovation
  • Drive spend leverage for select direct material to significantly higher savings
  • Responsible for global talent management
  • Provide thought leadership and vision to support the organizational objectives
  • Seen as a key strategic partner across all functions within the businessPurchasing Organization
    • Act as the senior leader and supplier contact point
    • Responsible for the E2E Purchasing processes (systems, policies and processes, P2P )
    • Responsible for cross business commodity coordination as required
    • Align Business Groups around the supplier strategy and supply base consolidation
    • Develop/implement Purchasing outsourcing strategyOptimize Purchasing performance
      • Ensure the optimum Purchasing performance to achieve quality, cost, timing, environmental, safety, sustainability and technology requirements in line with business objectives
      • Deliver committed Key Performance Indicators on e.g. savings and DPO
      • Roll out global materials forecasts and drive material lead-time reduction programs
      • Rationalize the supply base
      • Implement stringent procedures on supplier quality assurance and track progressDevelop Purchasing organization
          • Build a high impact organizational model
          • Drive the implementation of Purchasing Contract Management, aligning processes, master data management and negotiation time schedules
          • Improve knowledge management and contract templates
          • Continue enhancing the skill sets of the Purchasing organization
          • Coach and develop key individuals
          • Lead the cross sector Purchasing talent processWho You AreExperienced Procurement Leader
            • 15+ years of experience in Purchasing, BPO and supply chain, and ideally will have already served as a leader for a world class purchasing organization, with a background in engineering, science, or technology in a related field such as energy, automotive, transportation, aerospace, etc.
            • A proven track record of forming win-win partnerships with suppliers, this leader should bring both a strategic and 'hands on' mindset and a proven track record in change management.
            • This person will be comfortable with managing diverse teams of people and should be culturally attuned to succeeding in a complex, high growth environment.
            • Demonstrated experience in optimized use of an ERP system to deliver on the purchasing needs of a fast growing organization
            • Experience executing supplier agreements from start to finishBusiness acumen
              • Demonstrated strategic capability to devise short- and long- term Purchasing strategies, balanced by the operational capability to implement them.
              • Strong general business acumen and can play a key role on the broader senior leadership team with demonstrated ability to be highly analytical, process-driven and results-oriented, with a bias for action.Executing for results
                • The successful candidate will be a leader for change in Purchasing strategy and process and must be capable of creating a sense of urgency while having the ability to break down complex problems, systematically identify causes and develop solutions.
                • This includes an ability to adapt to altering situations, to persist despite setbacks, and to get things done.Leading teams
                  • Strong experience as a motivational leader who engages the team through enthusiasm and excitement about the business.
                  • Demonstrated track record in recruiting and retaining highly talented individuals and managing in a challenging fast paced environment and also have the attributes of a mentor or teacher who can develop a performance-oriented team and build a strong bench of talent.Strong Communicator/Influencer
                    • Strong leadership skills and be able to communicate clearly with a wide range of constituents.
                    • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior leaders throughout the company to ensure credibility and collaboration between the Purchasing organization and the business while maintaining a reputation for unimpeachable integrity.Twelve Benefits
                      • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
                      • Paid sick days and vacation
                      • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
                      • Diverse and inclusive work environment
                        We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.
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