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Mgr, Procurement Admin

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999

The Division:  U.S. FP&A
Job Id:  1568

Job Summary


Manages the daily activities of the Procurement Administration team including Strategic Sourcing and Procurement policies, processes, communications, training, and reporting. Develops and delivers the vision and objectives for the end-to-end consistent source-to-contract processes and supports capability development to drive the organization to leading practices.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


• Works with the Vice President, SS&P functions, and Business Units (BUs) to understand unique capabilities differences in order to create process standardization and fulfill the competence requirements for each stakeholder

• Ensures stakeholders, processes, and polices are aligned to support continuous improvement initiatives

• Ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of the function including quality, performance against SLAs / KPIs and fulfilling stakeholder expectations

• Oversees and assigns workload across Procurement Administration

• Manages SS&P policies and processes, including driving continuous improvement

• Oversees category research, market intelligence, and reporting for SS&P; leads the development, enhancement, and production of standardized and customized reports and dashboards

• Performs other related duties as required


Leader - Education & Experience


Qualification Level Education Degree Specification

Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree Business Administration or a related field


Qualification Level Experience

Minimum Required Eight years of professional job-related work experience

Minimum Required Four years in a leadership/senior/supervisory capacity Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills


• Thorough knowledge of strategic sourcing, including processes, functions, and emerging trends

• Strong knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methodology of project management, quality management, and change management

• Excellent coaching and leadership skills; ability to build strong bonds with employees to foster open, honest and candid communication

• Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment; ability to manage change in an organization engineering its culture and approach to workload management

• Metric driven and accountable for results

• Strong personal computer skills with experience in Windows-based software


Organizational Competencies


· Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments

· Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener

· Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

· Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages customer expectations

· Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial

· Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals

· Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds


Leader Competencies


· Acting as a Champion for Change - Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions; supports people in their efforts to try new things

· Demonstrating Initiative - Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked

· Developing Talent - Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice

· Managing Performance - Clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognizes and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides effective feedback on performance


Working Conditions


The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)




≤ 10%

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA