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Category Manager

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Organization Type

In-House

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Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required

Location

Herndon, VA

Date Last Verified

Aug 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 12,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Category Manager Duties: Create and implement sourcing strategies for at least one complex construction services category and collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers to reduce risks and costs. Will develop mechanisms and metrics to hold suppliers accountable for performance and delivery. Additionally, will drive results through methods that include competitive bidding, negotiating, and analyzing data and market trends for category. Will also create global Procurement processes and tools to drive innovation across teams. Manage a complex category within the construction and/or Maintenance, Repair, and Operation (MRO) domains. Achieve cost savings through bidding and negotiations. Analyze category data and metrics to drive Procurement category strategies. Understand trends in customers’ needs and concerns, across categories and regions, to influence customers’ priorities. Lead supplier selection process across multiple categories, internal teams, and regions, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies for management. Ensure are knowledgeable about the supply market and supplier capabilities, technically and geographically. Develop mechanisms and metrics to track supplier performance related to delivery, quality, and cost. Create supplier scorecards to measure and track supplier performance. Lead business reviews to discuss best practices and issues and to ultimately improve supplier performance and strengthen business partnerships. Innovate within the procurement space, automating and/or improving tools or processes to better support the Procurement Lifecycle. Provide support throughout the contracting process, as well as management of contracts post-execution.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience. 8+ years’ experience in a Procurement organization performing vendor management, contract management, negotiating complex purchases, and bidding. Strong leader who can drive category strategies, develop pricing models, and has influence across all levels of an organization. Ability as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule. Strong business judgement, instincts, and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Highly proficient in MS Office and Visio. Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results.Preferred: Advanced degree (MBA/JD Degree). Ability to communicate and report on market intelligence data, including commodity trends and labor indexes. Demonstrated success in driving strategies and analyzing market trends. Experience in data centers, construction, an infrastructure service provider or similar technology company. Developing market intelligence to communicate across the organization. Experience with creating Procurement systems and tools. Proven ability to implement category strategies globally. Proven ability to deep dive and develop innovative ideas for process challenges.

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