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The New York Times

Director, Procure-to-Pay (P2P) (REQ-012794_Norfolk)

Business and Financial Operations

All

Yearly

Full Time

No

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Job Description

The New York Times Company successfully launched Coupa in June 2021 as its enterprise procure-to-pay business spend management solution. The selection, design, implementation and deployment phases are now complete. The role encompasses managing the ongoing enhancements and continuous improvement of the Coupa Procure-to-Pay platform and the subsequent development of spend tools and analytics, including governance and enhancement requests, roadmap prioritization, supplier management, issue escalation, training, and communications.

The Director will ensure that all Procurement processes and systems – both upstream (Sourcing, Contracts, Vendor Management) and downstream (P2P) - are aligned with strategies and policies across all lines of the business. The role will lead the Procurement Operations Team, with one Procurement Operations Manager reporting to the Director, and three (3) Procurement Associates reporting to the Manager, and supporting with Supplier Enablement, Punchout and Hosted Catalogs, User Adoption & Experience, Slack Channel communications, Training, Spend data analytics and reporting. The role will be highly visible and will report directly into the VP Strategic Sourcing.

What You Will Do:

  • Design, develop and manage the ongoing Supplier Onboarding, Sourcing, Procurement and Payments related processes, focusing primarily but not exclusively on P2P, as well as functionally coordinate across lines of business such as Technology, Finance, Marketing, etc.

  • Lead core administration, configuration and enhancement of the Procurement application post implementation to optimize speed, accuracy and cost savings

  • Develop and implement spend data analytics and tools, including a self-service data dashboard that will be used by key stakeholders across the company

  • Develop and implement Supplier Diversity and Sustainability dashboard

  • Develops and drives the building of Business Cases for further implementations

  • Liaises with Senior Leadership on approval of Business Cases for further implementations

  • Understand the P2P market and leading practices within the marketplace

Qualifications:

  • BS in Business, Finance, Systems or Accounting; MBA degree is strongly preferred

  • At least 8 years of Procurement processes and systems experience including the full-life cycle implementation of a Procurement application (Ariba, Coupa, etc.)

  • At least five years’ experience integrating Procurement with back-end ERP systems

  • Proven success in change management in a large, complex and highly matrixed organization

  • Multi-year experience in a Procurement Consulting role highly desirable

  • Professional experience in a media or entertainment company a plus but not a requirement

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