Our valued client is seeking an Int. Bilingual Category Manager for a 1 year contract (remote during covid and after occasional travel to office in downtown Montreal)
The Category Manager is accountable for a portfolio of assigned vendors with a primary expectation to : deliver on vendor negotiations driving value for money;
execute sourcing strategies; spend category intelligence and analytics; contract negotiation, drafting and administration;
and perform ongoing vendor performance monitoring and evaluation.
Develop and deploy world-class approaches to spend management while utilizing e-procurement tools to deliver cost reduction.
Negotiate, draft, administer, and manage commercial contracts.
Manage supplier relationships, including driving value for money and ongoing supplier performance, as well as coordinating efforts between internal stakeholders and the supplier account teams to meet procurement objectives.
Develop sourcing strategies and the strategic procurement for Field Services.
Strong business and financial acumen - including proven experience in structuring deals, drafting legal agreements, risk mitigation and skilled negotiations
Maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, tight deadlines and client expectations
Engage effectively with different levels of management in the company and Vendor organizations to lead the management of the company's relationships with key strategic level vendors
Spirited team player with the ability to work as a positive role model and catalyst for change
Foster and motivate cross functional team engagement when leading and negotiating transactions
Competency with Microsoft office suite of tools, e-contract management and e-Sourcing tools an asset.
Must Have Skills :
1. Fluently Bilingual French / English
2. 5+ years of experience in a category manager or leader role
3. Experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts
4. Developing and implementing category strategies
Nice to Have Skills :
1. Category experience : Construction & Engineering
2. SCMA / CIPS or equivalent
3. Experience with E sourcing tools and SAP
4. Telecommunication industry