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AECOM Global Head – Strategic Sourcing in Denver, Colorado

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Global Head, Strategic Sourcing to join our team. The Global Head, Strategic Sourcing will be responsible for building and developing a virtual global team that will leverage global buying power balanced with regional needs. Directing the global Strategic Sourcing team, this role will be accountable for establishing category strategies which deliver value to the business, seeking to exploit scale economies, whilst recognizing the diverse nature of the business, and differing needs. The incumbent will identify and priorities sourcing opportunities and oversee their implementation in order to achieve cost savings and deliver against annual targets. As well as team leadership skills, this will also require close collaboration with Procurement Operations and the business lines/functions in the relevant category areas.

This will be a remote/virtual position that can be based from a variety of locations in the US, UK, and Canada.


  • Oversees the development of category strategies to achieve cost savings and improve quality and service levels by identifying opportunity areas such as product standardization and supplier consolidation

  • Address all areas of category management including category strategies, work plans, market conditions & opportunities for cost reduction and value delivery

  • Directs the evaluation of company strategic plans to identify goods and services to meet company goals

  • Directs the preparation, implementation and prioritization of global sourcing strategies and plans

  • Collaborate with Finance and Operations to set annual budgets, targets and alignment of financial plans

  • Collaborate with Business Unit leaders to prioritize opportunities, enterprise-led initiatives & value contribution targets as part of an overall strategic plan to deliver value to the organization

  • Align the spend taxonomy with category management structures to deliver savings initiatives in line with plans

  • Responsible for implementing, managing and driving continuous improvement within ESG supplier relationship management program and category management framework

  • Works with the legal department to resolve supplier or subcontractor exceptions to terms and conditions

  • Manages resolution of supplier or subcontractor disputes/ claims

  • Oversees the evaluation of the supplier and subcontractor performance and recommends appropriate action

  • Seeks appropriate counsel from management as required to meet complex sourcing issues

  • Assists the review of company policies and procedures and makes recommendations for improvement as needed

  • Recommends sourcing policies and procedures to govern procurement work

  • Manages sourcing processes and reviews for compliance with applicable procedures

  • Develop annual plans and long-term forecasts for costs, savings targets, and planned projects for assigned categories; conduct analysis to identify improvement opportunities; recommend key actions and gain support from appropriate business stakeholders; prioritize projects and allocate team resources

  • Oversees Category Managers and assists with negotiation strategy, meetings and agreements when needed

  • Develops training and development program for sourcing; conducts training sessions as appropriate

  • Mentors and trains staff as requested; identifies high potential employees

  • Develop robust tracking and reporting of savings ​​​​​


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Business (or other related degree programs) plus at least 12 years of Strategic Sourcing/Procurement experience, including Performance Measurement, Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Category Management, Business Analysis or Change Management experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • At least 4 years of leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred

  • Experience with similarly large, complex, global organizations

  • Nationally recognized professional certification preferred (i.e. Certified Purchasing Manager)

  • Proficiency in Purchase-to-pay tools (e.g. Coupa)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology with pragmatism to manage exceptions

  • Ability to develop category and sourcing strategies by identifying opportunity areas

  • Track record of effectively directing and leveraging procurement spend in assigned category areas by leading global cross-functional teams

  • Experience managing and maintaining strong supplier relationships and leading an SRM program

  • Strong leadership presence and negotiation/contract management experience

  • Knowledge and experience with procurement/spend systems data and analysis

  • Advanced delegation skills to assign tasks to the sourcing team and to ensure conformance to budget and schedule

  • Strong interpersonal and management capabilities to manage and develop Sourcing Specialists and Category Analysts

  • Must have strong organizational skills

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and report summation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to apply change management and consulting skills/knowledge and expertise

  • Team Building, Technical knowledge and expertise, high degree of business acumen, management, and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship for relevant country work authorization is not available for this position, now or in the future.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $150,000.00 - $220,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108701

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: GBS

Career Area: Procurement & Supply Chain

Work Location Model: Remote