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Category Manager, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Category Manager
Industry: Technology
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $80-90K


Key Responsibilities:
The Category Manager will provide strategic leadership to the Procurement organization in support of the Professional Services category. Professional services cover Management Consulting, technical consulting, outsourcing, and contingency workforce. This position will take a leadership role in developing strategic plans for the Professional Services category in alignment with company goals and objectives. He/she will serve as a change agent who supports and influences the business in an effort to create value and efficiencies across the Global, Regional and Local networks.

  • Develop category strategies reflecting internal business requirements and external market factors that are aligned with the overall business strategies
  • Lead global cross functional, cross divisional category sourcing teams to develop and execute category strategies with the objective to maximize value creation and to generate stakeholders satisfaction
  • Primarily focus on the needs of the stakeholders whilst keeping alignment with the objectives of the global organization
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with internal stakeholders and key business partners to understand and influence their strategic requirements, align strategies and create mutual understanding
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers to ensure best service, compliance, best commercial and legal terms, continuity of supply and optimal leverage across all programs
  • Take full accountability of issues resolution related to the assigned categories (as part of planned issue escalation & resolution process with internal stakeholders and suppliers)
  • Develop and maintain expertise in assigned spend categories by capturing, evaluating and sharing best practices and lessons learned (from a program content, category management, tools and processes standpoint)
  • Drive and lead Supplier Relationship Management. Manage performance of the assigned categories and related suppliers by tracking, monitoring and measuring key performance indicators to support global objectives
  • Operate well in a cross-functional 'matrix' environment



Key Success Factors:

  • Excellent program management skills to manage effectively initiatives requiring complex interfaces with global functions and other Procurement teams
  • Strong Business Partnership mind-set
  • Understanding of business needs (the demand)
  • Ability to simply and eloquently articulate GPP and G&A value (the offer) at different levels in the organization
  • Ability to connect the demand and the offer and to make 'fit for purpose' proposals to business stakeholders
  • Very strong engaging and influencing skills (with the business stakeholders, GPP and Finance)
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to operate in a complex and ambiguous environment
  • High sense of accountability, delivery focus, project drive
  • Excellent communication (including story telling) skills
  • Very good change management skills
  • Resourcefulness and entrepreneurial mind-set


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years of related experience (Master Business Administration preferred)
  • Strong business partnership background and experience (including excellent negotiating skills)
  • Proficiency and experience with advanced strategic procurement methodologies and sourcing approaches and techniques preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully leading complex projects (including change management)
  • Highly effective at initiating and leading cross functional teams by building internal and external relationships that create alignment and a sense of co-ownership
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, including risk assessment and ability to interpret and utilize key financial data
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to be able to engage and manage expectations of senior management

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-GA-Atlanta
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 /Year
Store Type Information Technology
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Company Overview

SNI Financial

The SNI Financial division specializes exclusively in full-time job search services - matching financial, accounting and banking professionals at all levels with desirable full-time career opportunities. SNI Financial has in-depth expertise and long-standing relationships in the finance and accounting industry, which allows us to excel at delivering high-quality matches. Learn More

Contact Information

US-GA-Atlanta
SNI Financial
404-585-5700
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SNI Financial
Company:
US-GA-Atlanta
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Information Technology
Store Type:

Job Description

Job Title: Category Manager
Industry: Technology
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $80-90K


Key Responsibilities:
The Category Manager will provide strategic leadership to the Procurement organization in support of the Professional Services category. Professional services cover Management Consulting, technical consulting, outsourcing, and contingency workforce. This position will take a leadership role in developing strategic plans for the Professional Services category in alignment with company goals and objectives. He/she will serve as a change agent who supports and influences the business in an effort to create value and efficiencies across the Global, Regional and Local networks.

  • Develop category strategies reflecting internal business requirements and external market factors that are aligned with the overall business strategies
  • Lead global cross functional, cross divisional category sourcing teams to develop and execute category strategies with the objective to maximize value creation and to generate stakeholders satisfaction
  • Primarily focus on the needs of the stakeholders whilst keeping alignment with the objectives of the global organization
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with internal stakeholders and key business partners to understand and influence their strategic requirements, align strategies and create mutual understanding
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers to ensure best service, compliance, best commercial and legal terms, continuity of supply and optimal leverage across all programs
  • Take full accountability of issues resolution related to the assigned categories (as part of planned issue escalation & resolution process with internal stakeholders and suppliers)
  • Develop and maintain expertise in assigned spend categories by capturing, evaluating and sharing best practices and lessons learned (from a program content, category management, tools and processes standpoint)
  • Drive and lead Supplier Relationship Management. Manage performance of the assigned categories and related suppliers by tracking, monitoring and measuring key performance indicators to support global objectives
  • Operate well in a cross-functional 'matrix' environment



Key Success Factors:

  • Excellent program management skills to manage effectively initiatives requiring complex interfaces with global functions and other Procurement teams
  • Strong Business Partnership mind-set
  • Understanding of business needs (the demand)
  • Ability to simply and eloquently articulate GPP and G&A value (the offer) at different levels in the organization
  • Ability to connect the demand and the offer and to make 'fit for purpose' proposals to business stakeholders
  • Very strong engaging and influencing skills (with the business stakeholders, GPP and Finance)
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to operate in a complex and ambiguous environment
  • High sense of accountability, delivery focus, project drive
  • Excellent communication (including story telling) skills
  • Very good change management skills
  • Resourcefulness and entrepreneurial mind-set


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years of related experience (Master Business Administration preferred)
  • Strong business partnership background and experience (including excellent negotiating skills)
  • Proficiency and experience with advanced strategic procurement methodologies and sourcing approaches and techniques preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully leading complex projects (including change management)
  • Highly effective at initiating and leading cross functional teams by building internal and external relationships that create alignment and a sense of co-ownership
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, including risk assessment and ability to interpret and utilize key financial data
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to be able to engage and manage expectations of senior management

Job Requirements

 
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