A recognized subject matter expert in the job area, the Sourcing Category Manager (Construction & Engineering Services, Logistics Services, Capital Equipment, Fabrication Components, etc..)is responsible for developing, executing, and implementing strategies to source goods and services to support business stakeholders and programs. Strategies may be short-term or long-term and must align with the Company goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectations while managing vendor relationships and new product innovation. This position follows the 7-step sourcing process in order to select high-value suppliers and negotiate competitive pricing. In addition, contract compliance and stakeholder management will be keys to the success of this position.
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT:
Developing, directing, and executing strategic sourcing strategies, best practices, and initiatives that support aggressive improvements in supplier consolidation, quality, total cost of ownership, enhanced service levels, improved coordination, delivery, pricing, lead-times, payment, risk compliance and other areas as identified.
Evaluatingexternal markets for competitive sources of supply, conducting market research, and using benchmarking data to qualify potential sources.
Executingcategory sourcing strategies to include development and execution of sourcing events (RFx, reverse auctions, etc.); document bid process through supplier communication; drive the selection of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams; conduct supplier negotiations; and ongoing supplier management.
Developing negotiation strategies, gaining alignment from stakeholders, leading cross-functional category-based negotiation teams, and implementing appropriate supplier risk analysis.
DO YOU ENJOY COLLABORATING WITH:
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH:
Sourcing categories such asConstruction & Engineering Services, Logistics Services, Capital Equipment, Fabrication Components, etc..
Usingcurrent spend information/data and business knowledge to identify sourcing projects for individual subcategories and develop an overall cost reduction plan. Create and defend category strategies and decisions with sound analytics. Collaborate with key analytical support functions; synthesize results.
Aggressively managingcategory performance by adhering to internal Savings goals and reviewing financial models for commodity type items. Ensure spend portfolio for recurring, managed spend is balanced through coordinated sourcing waves and leveraged with other sourcing activities.
Drivingconsolidation of spend and seeking out synergies across Business Units where applicable, by forming and leading cross-functional strategic sourcing teams to develop and implement category/commodity strategies and to drive cost from individual spend sub-categories. Champion regular category review meetings with cross-functional teams to manage category performance.
Leading and managingcontinuous improvement initiatives to drive simultaneous advancement of service levels, quality of goods & services, cost of supply, & favorable working capital terms.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related field
Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
8+ years progressive operational experience in procurement, sourcing or supply chain management; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in business analysis, market research, financial analysis, procurement/supply chain analysis, supplier performance management, analytics (multi-dimensional analysis, master data management, predictive analysis, visualization)
Ability to analyze complex data and present in a meaningful manner, making appropriate recommendations and driving actions (e.g., data validity, profit/loss variance, volume trends, ROI)
Strong analytical, prioritizing, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills with track record of proactive problem resolution within complex supply chains
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients.
Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications; Advanced Microsoft Excel and database manipulation skills, SAP BI tools
PHYSICAL ASPECTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; and talk, hear and see.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
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