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Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 336961/001_1561589910
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/06/2019

Category Manager - Information Technology

Company Summary: One of the nation's largest drugstore chains is seeking a Category Manager - Information Technology of Indirect Procurement. You will play a key role in the organization's procurement strategy. In addition, you will make a direct impact on the team by anchoring the procurement team. If you are passionate about sourcing and impacting a company's bottom line this is the job for you!

The Category Manager - Information Technology

  • Direct and execute strategic sourcing strategies
  • Develop negotiation strategies, lead cross functional
  • Provide oversight of work quality and constructive feedback to direct/indirect reports
  • Assesses near-term and long-term plans to establish that supplier priorities are balanced

The Category Manager - IT should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of procurement /retail/catalog experience OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in procurement/retail/catalog.
  • Experience in supplier negotiations and developing/executing sourcing strategies.
  • At least 2 years of experience of direct or indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or other advanced degree or CPM certification.
  • At least 3 years of experience in negotiating deals.

Benefits/Perks

This firm offers competitive and flexible benefits plans, along with a focus on a healthy work/life balance.

  • Attractive healthcare package/401K
  • Competitive pay structure
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