Cubic is a market-leading technology provider of integrated solutions for military and transportation applications. The business is comprised of two divisions: Cubic Transportation Systems and Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS). With the combined entities, Cubic’s goal is to decrease urban congestion, and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness.
With the support of company leadership and the new private equity owners, the company is investing in a transformation of the Procurement function. Cubic is seeking to hire a Director, Sourcing to lead a center-led organization and support business stakeholders in a more meaningful way that aligns with the company’s growth strategy. The position reports to the Senior Director of Source to Contract and will lead a small team.
Experience & Requirements
Functional Leadership. Lead the sourcing function for the company, including all internal stakeholder and external vendor relationships. Work across company leadership to identify and manage a portfolio of high-value sourcing opportunities, challenging the status quo where appropriate. Ensure proper sequencing and support for value generation plans. Develop a reputation for delivery and excellence.
• Strategic Sourcing. Execute sourcing projects identified in category plans. Apply contemporary sourcing methods to deliver total cost value creation and supply assurance. Lead negotiations and contract development. Provide coaching and leadership in situations requiring incremental stakeholder and/or change management. Develop comprehensive implementation plans involving all relevant stakeholders. Quantify and document sourcing project results.
• Contract Management. Drive strategic sourcing projects into practical contracting strategies consistent with business objectives and negotiated outcomes. Leverage incentives, e.g., long term agreements and partnerships, where appropriate. Address business unit, market-level, and supplier risks with well-defined terms, conditions, contingencies, and other remedies. Obtain appropriate management authorization and approvals.
• Reporting & Intelligence. Provide regular intelligence to stakeholders regarding the Company’s evolving spend profile, savings results, and risk mitigation activities. Leverage interactions with external marketplace to provide insight to stakeholders regarding pricing, vendor, and technology trends.