Category Manager for I.T. Procurement – contract
Procom
Brampton, ON Canada
25d ago

On behalf of our client in the Retail Sector, PROCOM is looking for a Category Manager for I.T. Procurement for Hardware, Telecom and Professional Services procurement.

Category Manger I.T. Procurement - Job Description

  • Engage Business stakeholders proactively to identify opportunities to improve TCO of category products and services, provide market insights, and address vendor performance and process issues
  • Develop and implement category plans and procurement strategies for managed category consistent with overall corporate and procurement objectives
  • Work with a team of analysts and contract specialists to deliver on category objectives
  • Communicate category strategy, objectives and performance targets to management team and ensure that objectives are met
  • Partner with Business stakeholders to drive cost reduction initiatives with vendors through various levers including demand management, TCO, etc.
  • Take category ownership and manage specifications, spend, vendor base and contracts for assigned categories
  • Prioritize and manage all strategic sourcing initiatives for managed category;
  • Coordinate efforts and provide direction with support functions
  • Lead the sourcing process including RFX, negotiations, TCO analysis, and contracting to put in place selected vendors
  • Ensure quality of internal demand management for managed categories
  • Assist the Supplier Relationship Manager with monitoring and managing :
  • o category performance and any corrective action when required
  • o vendor performance against contract obligations
  • o Serve as a resource to resolve issues / problems
  • Manage vendor relationships and execute vendor performance management techniques in accordance with standards and guidelines
  • Constantly monitor vendor market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and / or market shifts (e.
  • g., entry or exit of vendors, changes in pricing)

    Category Manger I.T. Procurement - Mandatory Skills

  • 4-5 years category management, sourcing and analytical skills or equivalent work experience specifically within Information Technology
  • Knowledge of the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries
  • Preference is for someone with functional experience in a progressive IT environment in both strategic and tactical roles
  • A minimum of BS / BComm in business, a quantitative field or engineering.
  • External procurement certification preferred
  • Proficient MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Ariba or Fieldglass
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Category Manger I.T. Procurement - Assignment Start Date

    ASAP - 12 months to start

    Category Manger I.T. Procurement - Assignment

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