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ProfileProcurement Senior Global Category Manager, IT Software The candidate will be responsible for leading a Procurement organization in support of approximately $50 to $200 million in spend for Companies. This spend is medium to low complex in nature and requires a collaboration with key stakeholders within the business to execute. Identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurement goals and strategy. Plan and direct the organization’s activities and deliver against targets for financial performance, quality, and service and compliance adherence. Provide Global and Regional Leadership for developing end-to-end category leadership such as category strategy development, maintaining key relationships within the business and managing key supplier relationships. Shape, connect and lead resources to deliver on key projects. Develop and drive the Procurement vision for, with and through the stakeholder community. Developing the vision, strategy and implementation plan for a specific category or categories of spend that will effectively meet the long-range requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value. Interface directly with CEO’s and other supplier leadership to assure alignment of objectives are met, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost. Understands operational considerations. Identifies business demand requirements and partners with Business Engagement Leads to deliver annual value improvements and drives competitive advantage. Understand long range requirements of the business partners and engage in strategic planning and partnering to ensure alignment. Deliver on financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments. Build and maintain relationships throughout that results in dynamic interactive dialogue on a broad range of perspectives and information critical to the development of optimal approaches and solutions. Develop deep supplier relationships with strategic suppliers to include data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement of end to end value, and bring innovation to the business. Identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurement’s goals and category strategies, based on deep subject matter expertise and an informal understanding of industry/market dynamics. Escalate issues that may impact the Global Procurement organization. Develop and execute Procurement strategies that are aligned with the business/sector needs. Manage supplier relationships, communicate changes to category strategy, execute joint collaborative initiatives, and monitor supplier contract negotiations. Ensure execution of category strategies to include: sourcing strategy execution, negotiations, contract implementation and performance against established targets. Facilitate the development, implementation, and maintenance of processes, policies, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and Business Operating Principles. Performance reviews/serve as People Manager for Subordinate Leads. Lead team meetings and provide updates to Global Procurement Leadership. Manage & prioritize portfolio of Procurement segment (Pharm, MD&D and/or Consumer) specific initiatives.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. 8+ years of related experience. 5+ years of managing direct reports. Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management). Strong leadership, communication, influencing, collaboration and talent development skills. Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary. Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues. Customer Orientation (building and maintaining strong relationships with senior Management). Ability to show strategic thinking. Strong project management skills. Strong Business Acumen. Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information. Ability to continuously improve the organization. Preferred: MBA, Master’s Degree, Ph.D., JD Degree , etc. Preferred Area of Study: Business, Life Sciences or related field. Experienced professional with business experience in multiple roles across a variety of functional specialties including General Management, R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain or a Technical filed with 5+ years within a Procurement environment. Strong level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (e.g., Supplier Management and Performance, Supply Market Analysis, Category Management, Procurement Excellence, etc.). Strong level of credibility with internal customers, and with the supplier community. Strong influencing skills with ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of stakeholders (e.g., Businesses, Procurement LT, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain); has “presence”. Strong people management and development skills. Successfully lead cross-functional teams. Strong Business Acumen.