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IT Category Manager

Job Description

The IT Category Manager is primarily responsible for strategically sourcing new and existing vendors, negotiating and administering contracts with vendors with varying degrees of complexity and/or sensitivity, ensuring that cost, quality, and delivery terms are adhered to and met. The IT Category Manager will be a key resource for all procurement and purchasing issues related to IT and related Professional Services. This role is accountable for providing procurement leadership with a strong focus in the enterprise software category. We are seeking a professional with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations and data gathering in support of the business' IT services needs. A key aspect of the role is building collaborative relationships with internal business partners, as well as strategic relationships with suppliers. International experience within this category is desired.

This role is also responsible for building a relationship with operating company contacts and internal departments, reviewing purchase requisitions, ensuring appropriate authorization and adequate documentation from key members within the ​organization. The Category Manager will be selecting and conferring with vendors to obtain products and service information including price, product availability, and delivery schedules; coordinate with the representatives from vendor companies and internally to construct, negotiate, and assess all category contracts and services. This role reports to the Strategic Sourcing Manager in Procurement.

  • Deep working and demonstrable knowledge of the IT category (including but not limited to Enterprise Applications)
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of the strategic sourcing process lifecycle
  • Development, coordination, and strategic implementation of category procurement sourcing plans that provide maximum value to the business while effectively managing organizational spend
  • Engaging internal stakeholders globally in order to understand business objectives and desired market related outcomes (10k+ total internal employees, in over 300 global locations)
  • Maintain, influence and develop relationships with leadership and Executives
  • Leading procurement projects including negotiation of contracts & commercial terms consistent with maximizing business value for the IT organization and company as a whole
  • Measuring and reporting value delivered
  • In-depth analysis of supply markets and sources from globally capable and competitive suppliers
  • Expert level in conducting strategic supplier sourcing activities including RFx, negotiations, contracting, price analyses, and program management to support new strategies
  • Oversees complex procurement projects across a variety of geographies and functions
  • Research industry benchmarks (pricing, quality, product changes, service levels, trends)
  • Responsible for monitoring global supply solutions and expenditures
  • Involved in wide ranging planning cycles from short term to multi-year sourcing activities
  • Build TCO cost modeling and baseline documentation
  • Develop and negotiate vendor SLAs, KPIs and performance metrics
  • Assure that adequate price competition exists and favorable supply arrangements are met
  • Manage customer's expectations through timely feedback and proactive communication
  • Recommend and implement cost saving and cost avoidance measures
  • Review contract compliance, identify problem situations and recommend corrective measures
  • Identify risk situations and coordinate solutions with management `
  • Develop relationships with other business units and understand their business plans
  • Maintain vendors and contracts through internal vendor database
​Decision Making Level:

  • Responsible for using independent judgment and making decisions that require a great degree of creative, analytical, and problem solving ability
  • Develop and maintain metrics of vendor performance for use in placement of repeat or new business
  • Negotiate and support SLA agreements with new and existing vendors to ensure expected performance levels are maintained​
Budget Responsibility:
  • Responsible for tracking costs throughout the project, actual vs. budget
  • Responsible for managing to an approved departmental or OPCO budget
  • Responsible for performing ROI models to ensure best cost and quality

  • BS in supply chain/purchasing, BA in business-related field, or equivalent substantive experience
  • At least 4-6 years in procurement or strategic sourcing organization
  • Extensive complex IT contract procurement experience. Microsoft experience preferred
  • Working with and/or managing cross functional teams​
Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent organization and customer service skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently
  • Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal) required with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in implementation of processes, policies and methodologies
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills including advanced use of Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and related computer skills
Special Requirements:
  • ​Up to 10% Travel
Core Competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Building Relationships
  • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
  • Self-Motivation/Self Starter
  • Leading Self and Others​


Job Requirements

 

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Job Description

The IT Category Manager is primarily responsible for strategically sourcing new and existing vendors, negotiating and administering contracts with vendors with varying degrees of complexity and/or sensitivity, ensuring that cost, quality, and delivery terms are adhered to and met. The IT Category Manager will be a key resource for all procurement and purchasing issues related to IT and related Professional Services. This role is accountable for providing procurement leadership with a strong focus in the enterprise software category. We are seeking a professional with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations and data gathering in support of the business' IT services needs. A key aspect of the role is building collaborative relationships with internal business partners, as well as strategic relationships with suppliers. International experience within this category is desired.

This role is also responsible for building a relationship with operating company contacts and internal departments, reviewing purchase requisitions, ensuring appropriate authorization and adequate documentation from key members within the ​organization. The Category Manager will be selecting and conferring with vendors to obtain products and service information including price, product availability, and delivery schedules; coordinate with the representatives from vendor companies and internally to construct, negotiate, and assess all category contracts and services. This role reports to the Strategic Sourcing Manager in Procurement.

  • Deep working and demonstrable knowledge of the IT category (including but not limited to Enterprise Applications)
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of the strategic sourcing process lifecycle
  • Development, coordination, and strategic implementation of category procurement sourcing plans that provide maximum value to the business while effectively managing organizational spend
  • Engaging internal stakeholders globally in order to understand business objectives and desired market related outcomes (10k+ total internal employees, in over 300 global locations)
  • Maintain, influence and develop relationships with leadership and Executives
  • Leading procurement projects including negotiation of contracts & commercial terms consistent with maximizing business value for the IT organization and company as a whole
  • Measuring and reporting value delivered
  • In-depth analysis of supply markets and sources from globally capable and competitive suppliers
  • Expert level in conducting strategic supplier sourcing activities including RFx, negotiations, contracting, price analyses, and program management to support new strategies
  • Oversees complex procurement projects across a variety of geographies and functions
  • Research industry benchmarks (pricing, quality, product changes, service levels, trends)
  • Responsible for monitoring global supply solutions and expenditures
  • Involved in wide ranging planning cycles from short term to multi-year sourcing activities
  • Build TCO cost modeling and baseline documentation
  • Develop and negotiate vendor SLAs, KPIs and performance metrics
  • Assure that adequate price competition exists and favorable supply arrangements are met
  • Manage customer's expectations through timely feedback and proactive communication
  • Recommend and implement cost saving and cost avoidance measures
  • Review contract compliance, identify problem situations and recommend corrective measures
  • Identify risk situations and coordinate solutions with management `
  • Develop relationships with other business units and understand their business plans
  • Maintain vendors and contracts through internal vendor database
​Decision Making Level:

  • Responsible for using independent judgment and making decisions that require a great degree of creative, analytical, and problem solving ability
  • Develop and maintain metrics of vendor performance for use in placement of repeat or new business
  • Negotiate and support SLA agreements with new and existing vendors to ensure expected performance levels are maintained​
Budget Responsibility:
  • Responsible for tracking costs throughout the project, actual vs. budget
  • Responsible for managing to an approved departmental or OPCO budget
  • Responsible for performing ROI models to ensure best cost and quality

  • BS in supply chain/purchasing, BA in business-related field, or equivalent substantive experience
  • At least 4-6 years in procurement or strategic sourcing organization
  • Extensive complex IT contract procurement experience. Microsoft experience preferred
  • Working with and/or managing cross functional teams​
Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent organization and customer service skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently
  • Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal) required with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in implementation of processes, policies and methodologies
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills including advanced use of Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and related computer skills
Special Requirements:
  • ​Up to 10% Travel
Core Competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Building Relationships
  • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
  • Self-Motivation/Self Starter
  • Leading Self and Others​


Job Requirements

 
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