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Senior IT Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 391261/001_1569505735
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/09/2019

A global leader in manufacturing with an emphasis on providing home appliances is looking for a talented individual who will help source strategies for a high spend responsibility. You will help lead a team of motivated individuals, but also help achieve savings and fixed cost reduction. Additionally, you must be responsible for coordinating, negotiation, and confirming that spend categories and services are purchased at lowest possible cost.

As a senior IT category manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing RFP preparation and proposal evaluation, stakeholder and vendor relationships, contract negotiations, change management, and reporting to executive leadership in detailed business cases
  • Assisting corporate senior leadership in establishing strategic plans through comprehensive market research, consumer trend analysis, retail landscape study and competitor deep-dives
  • Building and directing a team of sourcing specialists to drive global sourcing initiatives through a total cost of ownership approach (TCO), achieving average 12% YoY cost savings
  • Executing large, strategic projects from end to end by fostering effective cross-functional relationships with IT, legal, finance, and the supplier base
  • Identifying, formulating and implementing strategic contracts, at the local and regional level.

A supply chain manager should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in supplier negotiations and developing/executing sourcing strategies
  • 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 managing people, projects and/or cross functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Excel

Benefits/Perks

The firm offers competitive and flexible benefit plans, along with a focus on your well-being, which will allow you to have a healthy work-life balance.

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K match
  • Competitive PTO
  • 3 levels of medical coverage

If you are interested in the Senior IT Category Manager role please do not hesitate to apply!

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