Indirect Supply Management Lead - Remote


Remote, WI, US


Auto req ID: 23383  
Title: Indirect Supply Management Lead - Remote  
Job Function: Finance  
Location: Remote 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company  
Full or Part-Time: Full Time  

 At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.


This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work. Remote employees are expected to have a dedicated, quiet and distraction-free work space and an internet connection that’s sufficient for completing their job remotely.

Job Summary

This position is a strategy setter, collaborator, project manager, and negotiator who applies strong knowledge of tactics and market to Indirect spend categories for the company. This position will have accountability for spend categories, as assigned, such as Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, Finance, Information Technology, MRO, Facilities, and/or Legal. This position will also play a key role in rolling out key project initiatives for the Indirect Procurement organization. The ideal candidate must understand and have experience in project management such that services are effectively provided in support of the assigned categories. The right individual will also be knowledgeable in different procurement methods, as well as understand and negotiate the required agreements for purchasing those items.

Job Responsibilities

•    Collaboratively implement global category strategies 
•    Works independently, requiring guidance on only the most complex situations
•    Leads others to solve complex problems in Indirect Supply Management using analytical thought, exercising judgement, and identifying innovative solutions
•    Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to effectively influence as appropriate
•     Leads the development and execution of category plans and sourcing strategies that include industry trends, spend analytics, project pipeline, cost savings and resource planning activities
•    Negotiate complex agreements and statements of work.
•    Develop and execute cost savings strategies to support company goals and departmental commitments.
•    Prepares bid packages, conducts bidder conferences, creates statements of work, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates terms and conditions, selects or recommends suppliers, and administers resulting contracts.
•    Lead and/or project manages functional teams and continuous improvement projects within the procurement organization
•    Works with various functions within the company including other business units to coordinate requirements, facilitate category strategies, risk mitigation strategies and leverage spend.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

•    High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
•    Bachelor's Degree is preferred. 

Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of 7 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chian, preferably in a manufacturing company.
•    Experience in negotiating agreements and contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms and conditions.
•    Experience in developing and implementing category strategies.
•    Solid knowledge of supply chain requirements, systems, supplier development, indirect procurement categories, and process improvement.

•    Advanced degree in Business Administration or Purchasing Management.
•    Nationally recognized professional certification (Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional Contract Manager).
•    Experience with S2P & ERP technologies such as SAP Ariba

Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes 
Travel Required: 10 - 25% 
Pay Range: $92,000-142,600.
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 


Nearest Major Market: Eau Claire

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