• Global Category Manager, Professional Services

    Location US-IL-Lincolnshire | US-NY-Holtsville
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  • Overview

    The Indirect Procurement team is responsible for establishing global/regional contracts and preferred supplier relationships for products and services that meet the goals and objectives of functional business leaders.  The team is accountable for collaborating with the functional business leaders to develop a holistic category management strategy and plan that delivers cost savings and process efficiencies.  The team is responsible for executing strategic sourcing projects that includes end to end strategic sourcing process including supplier enablement and management.


    • Inspire trust and confidence with executive leadership.
    • Engage with management team and stakeholder team members to drive strategic initiatives effectively balancing the RFx process and the TCO evaluation of suppliers against the business stakeholder’s requirements and supplier preferences.
    • Manage full sourcing process– inclusive of supply market analysis, leverage spend, establishing business requirements, driving requirements, negotiating SOWs, contract terms, executing and monitoring complex contracts, conducting and monitoring supplier business reviews.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop annual category management plan that incorporates the stakeholder’s strategy, goals, challenges, constraints and objectives with a 1 to 3-year time horizon – key outputs included but not limited to spend breakdown, strategic sourcing pipeline, process improvements, supplier rationalizations, targeted supplier business reviews, sourcing levers, etc.
    • Ability to maintain accountability, delivering against timelines, building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor with business stakeholders, executive management and suppliers.
    • Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing audits, and impact analysis for the pursuit of continuous cost improvements.
    • Work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost improvement programs and resolve strategic supplier performance issues to ensure business satisfaction.
    • Contribute to measuring success, including savings, innovation related to process improvements, improved delivery and simplified processes
    • Maintain a high level of product and industry awareness to keep current on best practices, new suppliers, market trends, etc.


    Preferred Education:

    • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus.

    Preferred Work Experience (years):

    • Minimum of 8 years as a leader with deep knowledge in the field of Professional Services (i.e., system integrators, managed services, engineering services, strategic consulting, operational consulting, Legal, advisory, audit, etc.) Facility Management, Human Resources and other indirect categories.

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    • Strategic Sourcing
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Project Management
    • Spend Analytics
    • Supplier Management
    • Contract Compliance
    • Strategic Collaboration Management
    • Executive Presentation
    • Leadership
    • Project Management
    • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar programs

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