8 days old

IT Procurement

Santa Ana, CA 92707
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    $43 To $43

Category Manager

  • The Corporate Category Manager position is an individual contributor role responsible for the sourcing of professional services.
  • You will be responsible for leading cross-functional teams in selecting vendors offering the best overall value.
  • Provide contract life cycle management for complex categories which includes research of potential vendors, development of Request for Proposals, and the negotiation of terms and conditions that protects the company from risk and achieves best in class terms.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the contract life cycle of professional services, and other spend categories as assigned
  • Assess business risk and classify vendors into appropriate tier levels to determine due diligence requirements.
  • Write and redline a wide variety of agreements, such as Software License Agreements and Master Services Agreements.
  • Negotiate pricing and contract terms and conditions.
  • Manage and monitor vendor performance on an on-going basis.
  • Develop relationships with managers and business units to support enterprise objectives, influence key stakeholders and jointly develop strategic sourcing strategies.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, computer science, management information systems, (or related field) preferred, or combination education/experience equivalent.
  • Minimum three plus years of experience in category management, strategic sourcing, or procurement with an emphasis on indirect spend agreements. In depth knowledge and experience in managing the procurement of indirect spend categories.
  • Ability to structure bids, evaluate bids against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for vendor selection.
  • C.P.M. or CPSM Certification desirable.
  • Knowledge of contracting trends, licensing models, and traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models; expert negotiation tactics and strategies; proven track record of negotiations that result in cost savings and risk avoidance.


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