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Procurement Risk Management & Compliance Manager

Date Posted: May 20, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33607

Company: Gerdau


For Gerdau, a Company with over 118 years of history and over 30,000 employees in 10 countries, the business culture is about all the multiple identities and the practice of values by each of its employees. Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  


Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod. We are the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future. Gerdau is a publicly traded company listed on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges.


The primary function of this position is to coordinate the risk management & compliance activities related to the Procurement Macroprocess in North America, lead the procurement digital transformation and projects related to the Digital Procurement Roadmap, and to be the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Business Analyst Facilitator (BAF) in North America.  This position will report  to the Director of Procurement for North America and will receive guidance from senior procurement managers in North America & Brazil.  The individual will be responsible for coordinating strategic initiatives and departmental projects (both global and regional), execute  the risk management and compliance actions to ensure a stable supply chain to the business , and implement procurement digital innovation by facilitating departmental process improvements and cross functional teams with Operations.  Additionally, the individual will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Procurement group for SAP Procure-to-Pay (P2P), and will be responsible for training end-users including procurement employees, system testing, vendor portal management, access approvals and workflow audits.  This position will be the Procurement primary customer/contact for the IT Competency Center (ITCC), assume leadership of the Gerdau Functionality Task Force, and drive the procurement digital transformation initiatives.


The position will require up to 20% travel to complete the job duties for this position.



  1. Coordinate the risk management, compliance & digital strategy implementation, planning, administration and reporting on strategic procurement initiatives related to the core mentioned above. The role will require global and regional procurement leadership collaboration, and managing the projects properly.


  1. Oversee monthly budget reports; research and report on issues.  Update monthly metrics reporting and presentations for the Director of Procurement.


  1. Act as SAP data steward for North America (Materials & Vendors).  Primary contact with responsibility for assessing how quality & accuracy of data affects the business, and for remediation of data issues/inconsistencies.  Also responsible for enforcing business data definitions, rules & processes and communicating concerns regarding data quality issues to the appropriate individuals.  Administer all vendor additions and changes within SAP, while working to streamline the number of vendor accounts.


  1. Administer the Identity Management (IDM) and Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) procedures for Procurement; responsible for the process of approving or rejecting all access permission requests (Job Role Mapping) for new or existing employees requiring a P2P role, mitigating risks associated with role conflicts, as well as standardizing access for those in similar positions.  Periodic review of user access, considering access restrictions and segregation of duties is also necessary. Update all training materials and provide training to all end users and Procurement personnel based in North American headquarters on SAP as needed.


  1. Lead the SAP Functionality Task Force in order to find workable solutions to identify technical or process-related issues surrounding the SAP P2P process.


Risk Management Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement an overall risk management process for the procurement organization roadmap, which includes an analysis of the financial impact on the company when risks occur
  • Perform risk assessment & evaluation: Analyze current risks and identify potential factors that could affect the company and procurement strategy; evaluate the company’s previous handling of risks, and compare potential risks with criteria set out by the company such as costs and legal requirements
  • Commercial approaches to risk management - Designing and implementing innovative solutions to reduce the cost of risk management for clients by increasing risk management effectiveness
  • Risk reporting tailored to the relevant audience. (Educate the Executive Managers about the most significant risks to the business; ensure business heads understand the risks that might affect their departments; ensure individuals understand their own accountability for individual risks)
  • Conduct policy and compliance audits, which will include liaising with internal and external auditors
  • Build risk awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the company


Compliance Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement procurement compliance procedure and roadmap to ensure procurement process comply with governance and procedures
  • Investigation of issues highlighted in the compliance meetings and provide effective solutions for non-compliance issues.
  • Research regulations by reviewing regulatory bulletins and other sources of information; stay updated with regulatory laws of the country’s banking environment and capital markets.
  • Keep other departments abreast of requirements by researching regulatory and filing information; writing and communicating guidelines.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.


Digital Procurement Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead the procurement digital roadmap review and implement solutions to improve productivity. Lead procurement digital transformation to reshape the organization towards a future integrated digital mindset.
  • Impact the digital applications that will make a real difference to a company’s procurement performance fall into two broad areas: tools that identify and create value, and tools that prevent value leakage. Leverage analytics-based decision making
  • Implement and review processes utilizing several emerging technologies, including robotic process automation (RPA), catalog automation, machine learning, and advanced artificial-intelligence as part of the full review of the source-to-pay process roadmap journey.
  • Automates repeatable tasks to boost efficiency and reduce costs; it equips stakeholders across the business with real-time insights and analytics through artificial intelligence (AI) and easy-to-use online tools; it deploys new and smarter ways to infuse data models to enrich day-to-day operations and decision making.
  • Manage big data and advanced analytics that will implicate and raising data-driven decision making to a new level, helping procurement to generate new insights, and enabling the collaboration at scale.


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Four year degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or similar
  • 3-5 years of procurement experience with exposure to strategic planning
  • 1-3 years of risk management & compliance experience
  • Working knowledge in contemporary procurement processes
  • Demonstration of interpersonal and communication skills enabling effective interaction with all levels of management
  • Strong analytical and computer skills (MS Office Suite)
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills


Preferred experience:

  • Procurement process knowledge
  • SAP experience
  • Lead cross functional teams
  • Risk Management strategy
  • Science & Statistics
  • Familiarity with Legal Compliance, Audit Procurement, and Commercial areas


Profile/Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented and logical reasoning/problem solving
  • Demonstrate ability to be creative and think outside-the-box
  • Question the status-quo and bring new concepts
  • Savvy on the digital community intelligence
  • Analytical skills and attention to details



  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


Nearest Major Market: Tampa