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Indirect Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Santa Clara, California
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$125000 per year
  • Job reference: 291781/001_1553551684
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 25/03/2019

The Indirect Services Category Lead (Manager) will partner across the enterprise to drive Category Sourcing Strategies for indirect categories. The Category Lead will also lead SRM development and execution with Class 1 and select Class 2 suppliers in the indirect space. This position will also support negotiations Landlords/RE Brokers (who in turn would facilitate sale of properties, tenant/building improvements, and capital projects globally), with IFM/FM service providers and Logistics suppliers. The Category Manager will enable workplace strategies and leveraging data in the IFM/RE space both internally and externally. This position will also be responsible for managing services adjacent to RE (e.g. Child Care Facilities).

The position requires strong business acumen and operational alignment with key business partners and with GP category leads in Facilities Management, Logistics, Engineering and Construction. The Indirect Services Category Lead must display excellent communication skills to all internal stakeholders, senior leadership and suppliers.

Major Responsibilities And Accountabilities

  • Procurement:

    • Active Business Partner engagement and relationship development

    • Drive Project Team decision making of the contract award recommendations

    • Develop sourcing strategy for the various services in scope, prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations and proposals with relevant specifications/requirements, terms and conditions.

    • Evaluate competitive bids to determine the best overall value

      • Negotiate and/or issue contracts and service orders, obtaining legal and finance approvals when required.

      • Review procurement practices to ensure policy compliance

  • Supplier Relationship Management:

    • Develop, and manage internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and/or multi-functional teams with regard to the following:

      • Manage all preferred suppliers using the Supplier Relationship Management methodology for the various categories

      • Coordinate evaluations to determine supplier performance using rating systems and/or predetermined standards.

      • Schedule and drive meetings with supplier(s) selected for the SRM program

      • Prepare for and develop negotiations strategies

      • Conduct negotiations with incumbent and new potential suppliers to obtain maximum value.

      • Coordinate, review and respond to supplier inquiries

      • Identify and develop the use of diverse suppliers in the RE Category

  • Sourcing & Technology:

    • Utilize the Ariba Procure to Pay platform and work with the SP&O GP team to optimize the process

    • Implement and maintain required systems, files/archives and databases of project execution

    • Collaborate with finance to capture and report savings and Value beyond savings

  • Management & Organization:

    • Develop strategic plans and objectives.

    • Develop goals and objectives in alignment with Business Partners.

    • Develop a plan to staff a site procurement team when the timing is right to align with the project

  • Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Global IT

  • Global Marketing

  • Site and Country General Managers (GMs)

  • Category Leads Facilities, Capital & Engineering

  • GP Supplier Management Lead

  • GP SP&O and Sourcing Strategy Leads

  • Members of industry; technology councils and organizations

  • Suppliers


    Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Business, Engineering or technical equivalent

  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience

  • Minimum of 4 years procurement or relevant experience

  • Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

  • Possess exceptional communication skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within company.

  • Procurement process knowledge, category management, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier management, technology utilization and strategic planning

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Category Management experience

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