Stamford CT, United States





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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Our success depends on people who are committed to our purpose and have an appetite for progress. We are excited that our US headquarters in NYC has moved to Stamford, Connecticut as of November 2022. Our beautiful new location is just steps away from the Stamford Metro-North Train Station and easily accessible from NYC. The US Head of procurement is a critical role to establish and lead category sourcing strategies aligned to business strategies and priorities. This role is accountable for consistently delivering superior commercial excellence. Solid experience is required to manage relationship with third parties and internal senior stakeholders. Your ‘day to day’: • Understand and influence the demand requirements at global level from Global – Regional & Local Stakeholders for a particular spend area. Ultimate responsible for the Affiliate spend to be sourced with best value and service to PMI • Manage relationship with all the Function Owners, senior stakeholders, and suppliers for the market. • Deliver end to end sourcing strategies in line with overall global & functional strategies and aligned to business strategies and priorities • Position the Account role towards internal (functional and non-functional) and external business partners as strategic procurement. • Adapt and implement coherent global and/or regional category sourcing strategies, based on business requirements and supply market trends to drive economies of scale and secure lowest procurement cost (TCO) and value for money. • Drive strategic negotiation and contracting excellence. • Improve the performance of the team (solid and fluid workforce) by setting clear objectives, reviewing achievements, assessing training needs and providing development opportunities • Provide in-depth expertise and innovation regarding US suppliers, market, and trends in the relevant categories to the whole Function Owners, senior stakeholders. • Establish global/regional supplier-relationships management practices with major suppliers and industry leaders. • Perform best-in-class supplier evaluation & negotiation via analysis of supply & demand trends to bring best value to PMI • Support cost category management and demand management in the market and in strong collaboration with Global procurement function • Drive and implement sustainability ambitions in relevant categories and supply base: Ecovadis, RSP, CDP, CO2 reduction, deforestation free, SBTi Who we’re looking for: • Excellent and Proven knowledge and Network of the industry(s) related to the category managed including, supplier base, trends, economic drivers and policy across the industry. • Solid experience in managing relationship with third parties and ability to summarize and disseminate sourcing strategies in Direct / indirect retail, Customer care, eCommerce, consumer categories • Exceptional Senior Management level (SMT and SMT-1) stakeholder relationship management • Confirmed leadership skills, results-oriented and ability to work in a collaborative set-up. • Excellent negotiation and contracting skills / Strong business and financial acumen • Self-starter with the ability to operate and work autonomously in a fast-paced environment with strong problem solving, learning and decision-making skills, with a track record of successful results delivery • Thinking and Acting Strategically while promoting continuous improvement and innovation • Capability to challenge status quo with Outstanding communication and credible ideas and proposals that influence and persuade and drive actionable recommendations • Sound oral and written communications skills, ability to summarize and disseminate sourcing strategies. QUALIFICATION • Bachelor’s Degree or post-graduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering , Supply Chain Management or related fields will be an advantage • At least 15 years of experience in Procurement/Supply Chain/Industry • FMCG/consumer electronics /Pharma familiar with regulatory environments Annual Base Salary Range: $188,000 - $258,500 #LI-Hybrid What we offer • We offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus (applicable based on level of position), great medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with a generous company match, incredible wellness benefits, commuter benefits, pet insurance, generous PTO, and much more! • We have implemented Smart Work, a hybrid model of working that promotes flexibility in the workplace. • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture where everyone’s contribution is respected; Collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: To improve the lives of a billion smokers. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer PMI Global Services Inc. and PM Global Brands Inc. are a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of September 30, 2022, PMI's smoke-free products are available for sale in 70 markets in key cities or nationwide, and PMI estimates that approximately 13.5 million adults around the world, excluding Russia and Ukraine have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking. For more information, please visit and