Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details


Area Project Manager, Supply Chain

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Chicago, Illinois, United States

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

This is a HYBRID role (a few days in-office/a couple of days remote). Travel may be required to Chicago for meetings.

I. Job Summary
This Area Supply Chain Project Manager (ASCPM) position is responsible for performing tasks relating to strategic management of suppliers towards performance, cost and compliance goals. Work with Strategic Sourcing Managers and Area Supply Chain leaders to qualify new Suppliers, negotiate pricing and manage the performance of Suppliers. Provide support to internal customers and participate in special projects and activities that enhance the department’s effectiveness.

Market Area or Regional in scope: It is expected the person will be involved with Enterprise initiatives, may back up an Area Supply Chain Manager and is very knowledgeable on the whole procurement process.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Establish the sourcing strategy or assist Strategic Sourcing for assigned spend categories. Once a sourcing strategy has been developed, the ASCPM will help communicate, monitor and manage business unit compliance with the strategy. The ASCPM will also establish working relationships with cross-functional teams (with other ASCPMs and functional subject matter experts), bringing a strategic sourcing perspective to all key processes.
  • Build up and maintain overall supplier & internal customer relationship. Work with key stakeholders to deploy effective procurement strategies for select spend categories and to increase the ability to leverage volume and spend.
  • The ASCPM will cooperate with and provide market area input to Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager(s) as needed.
  • Facilitate area RFPs and continually search for opportunities to reduce bottom line cost at the area level.
  • Monitor and report the local performance of suppliers. Supplier performance will be tracked, reported and managed by the ASCPM. Formal and informal review procedures will be developed to provide feedback to suppliers and ensure that supplier performance issues are quickly addressed.
  • Measure, track & report supply chain performance within each spend category. ASCPM will identify sources of data for required performance metrics, create a process to collect the data, and champion the actual collection efforts. Each quarter, the ASCPM will report to their Area Supply Chain Manager performance data for their assigned commodities. The ASCPM will conduct and support the supplier business review in region.
  • Support Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement in Region.
  • The ASCPM will team up cross-functional teams to look for year over year improvements in: total cost of ownership, value-added services and contract compliance.
  • Maintain expertise in the assigned spend categories through relationships with other ASCPMs, business units, suppliers, market experts, and enterprise/regional liaisons. Know and apply value chain and value stream concepts.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties but may occasionally act as a team lead.

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of relevant work experience in procurement/supply chain or related experience (in addition to education requirement).
  • Prefer at least 3 years of relevant project management experience
  • Prefer experience with negotiating contracts
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
  • CASCPM desirable.
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
  • Financial analysis, project management, and purchasing experience required.

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the workday
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely
  • Normal setting for this job is: office setting.

At WM, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”