180749 - Sr Category Leader
Up to $45.01 DOE
2 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Category Leader for an opening in Waltham, MA.

IT sourcing interface with all Client divisions ensuring alignment of strategies and commitments.
Implement and support the company’s IT Strategy and Plan objectives, timelines and goals.

Align the Strategic Sourcing plans to enable IT investments and operations.

Analyze cross-divisional spend to reduce total cost of ownership.

Demonstrate a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for the goods and/or services being sourced without compromising quality and/or service levels.
Provide thought leadership in developing and implementing sourcing strategies.

Create subcategory strategies using cross functional teams and sourcing process diligence.

Manage contracting process and lead coordination with Legal to ensure commercial relationships are appropriately documented
Utilize and champion eSourcing, Spend Visibility, and P2P tools company-wide

Manage the supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply base management process related to software and professional services
Manage relationships with the IT stakeholders and the suppliers

Minimum 5-7 years experience in negotiating hardware, software and IT services agreements

Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant savings year over year
Strong negotiation and presentation skills

Knowledge of category management and strategic sourcing processes with demonstrated experience utilizing sourcing methodologies

Ability to organize and manage multiple sourcing projects

Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills highly desirable

Requires ability to deal with ambiguity and the corresponding capacity to make decisions or recommendations based on potentially incomplete information
Must be able to work across all functions and levels of an organization

0-10% U.S. travel

Broad business acumen to include sourcing - Total Cost of Ownership decisions in progressive companies where best in class practices are employed

Demonstrated leadership and effective business partnering capabilities

Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex organization

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Superior negotiating skills

Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing process and e-sourcing tools

Proven project management skills

Demonstrable process implementation ability

Ability to lead a cross-functional team, that may include senior management

Problem solving and decision making talent

Ability to synthesize complex and detailed information and develop category/negotiation strategies

Accredited Bachelor’s Degree required; Graduate Degree in Business (Preferred)


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.