- 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.
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.