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Customer Procurement Solutions Director


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Procurement
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


Director of Procurement Solutions - Americas

Job Description

  • As part of the Value Add Solutions Senior Leadership Team for the Americas, play an integral and pivotal role in developing and leading the Americas Products and Solutions roadmap as a strategic priority and growth driver
  • Build and execute a procurement solutions strategic roadmap that represents a significant business contribution channel in the Americas, delivered through an industry leading, digitally led and differentiating solutions offer, that enables demonstrable value for our customers and suppliers and maximum returns for our business
  • Work as part of wider Group VAS Leadership Team, to develop a global strategy with regards to tools, capabilities, processes, informed and influenced by regional shared learnings and best practices
  • Develop and lead strategic change initiatives & solutions (as Business Owner), that enables the region’s commercial agenda
  • Build a high-performance function and team, full of talent and unified in its purpose, core values and a diverse & inclusive culture, with a talent pipeline that supports and nurtures the future digital leaders of our organization
  • Accountable for ensuring Customer facing channels and teams are aligned, informed and enabled to represent and drive accelerated growth through a digitally led procurement solutions portfolio


Location: Flexible

Hybrid with ability to work out of DFW periodically

Employment Type: Permanent

Working hours/pattern: As required to meet the needs and objectives of the role


About the role

This role is of strategic significance, being accountable for leading the development, execution, and deliver of the wider, digitally led Americas Procurement Solutions plan and roadmap. This role will also be accountable for leading an Americas Procurement delivery function(s), focussed on growing the offer and driving wider and aggressive adoption of both digital procurement and future inventory solutions across the region.

As part of their delivery responsibility, the Procurement Solutions Director will also lead a portfolio of strategic change initiatives and investments (as business owner) that will enable best practice capabilities and external partnerships alliances, to ensure the business is able to scale effectively, efficiently and profitably as we drive change and accelerate.


What we’re looking for

  • Ability to develop, influence, lead and deliver strategic business plans & end-to-end change programs that significantly move the dial
  • Ability to fully contribute to the commercial agenda with regional P&L contribution & ownership
  • Ability to think and articulate strategically and conceptually, and drive execution and step-change through others
  • Senior leadership level experience in managing business critical activities and influencing stakeholders at all levels and cross-regional in a matrix structure
  • Exceptional people leadership skills
  • Senior leadership experience within a digitally led procurement offer
  • Clear customer orientation & commercial acumen - strong communication and sales skills
  • Understanding of product dynamics within industrial industry would be advantageous
  • Long range planning skills to ensure capability and capacity to meet business strategy
  • Ability to externalise our internal competence and expertise


A bit about you

Leaders in RS Group lead a culture where people are:

  • Customer and supplier obsessed
  • Highly engaged and ambitious
  • Stripping out barriers to execution
  • Creating fresh ideas and new markets
  • Delivering on promises – making it happen
  • Driven by outcome, with fully-aligned objectives


Therefore, to do that I:


Show Passion: I connect deeply with others – colleagues, customers, and suppliers

  • I share my aspirations. I am transparent and honest. I act and communicate with integrity
  • I collaborate with others, so together we thrive and transform our business


Act with Humility: I enable others to ask, ‘what if’, and do amazing things

  • I listen to understand diverse views, as I don’t have all the answers
  • I empower others to try new, exciting things; and challenge limiting beliefs. Sometimes we fail, but we do it together and we learn


Demonstrate Trust: I lead by example, align others around ambitious goals, and check in regularly

  • I commit to and am accountable for two or three key priorities; and I deliver on them. I join the dots for people across matrix teams, give them ownership, and make sure we always know how we are doing 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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