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Global Manager of Procurement Services

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Global Manager of Procurement Services is an integral part of Latham’s Global Procurement team. This role will be responsible for acting in a strategic, multi-disciplined, and independent manner to manage procurement services, including asset management across the firm, while assisting with developing and implementing a global procurement strategy that aligns with the firm’s objectives and financial goals. This role will be located in either our Global Services Office in Los Angeles or our Manchester Office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Procurement:
    • Ability to identify cost-saving opportunities, negotiate contracts, and establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers
    • Ensuring compliance with procurement policies and initiatives
  • Supplier Management:
    • Managing relationships with key suppliers, collaborating with other stakeholders on performance evaluations, and addressing supplier related issues
    • Monitoring industry trends and best practices to continually improve supplier relationships
    • Supporting leadership to the firm’s supplier diversity program, improving metrics and benchmarks to measure progress and effectiveness
    • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to promote diversity and inclusion in the procurement process
  • Team Leadership:
    • Recruiting, training, and leading a team of procurement and asset management professionals globally
    • Providing guidance, mentorship, and performance evaluations to team members
    • Fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Reporting and Analytics:
    • Assisting with developing and maintaining Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tracking related to procurement, supplier diversity, and vendor risk management
    • Analyzing data to assist with strategic decision making and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Researching and providing continuous improvement strategies, managing and supporting change objectives
    • Developing and supervising his or her staff by performing a multitude of responsibilities, including but not limited to, hiring, assignment, training, evaluation, discipline, termination, and salary and bonus administration
    • Coordinating with other areas / departments of the firm where overlap exists to develop efficient procedures / policies to stream-line processes and satisfy various department needs

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess strong knowledge of procurement software and asset management systems
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving, and decision-making) necessary for effective management
  • Display the ability to identify additional sources of supplies and services

And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or other related field, preferably with a Master’s degree, professional certification, or extended education in a related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible procurement experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years in a leadership role
  • Preferably experience in a professional services environment

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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Pay Range

USD $175,000.00 - USD $190,000.00 /Yr.