We’re looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
Lead category management of assigned spend categories, including:
Establish strong relationships with internal business partners and build a strong understanding of business strategies and priorities
Partner with business stakeholders including contract owners and contract managers to execute category or vendor-specific strategies, especially for key vendor relationships
Develop category strategies, including key insights from robust market analyses / benchmarking processes
Execute vendor consolidation, preferred vendor and catalogue enablement strategies for the assigned categories
Perform category governance, including leading and/or participating in category forums to build and foster the development of a cohesive, high-performing procurement team, and
Lead and/or support efforts to substantively progress the implementation of the category strategy across the organisation
Develop, implement and/or manage strategic sourcing projects to select and negotiate with vendors in order to ensure optimal supply chain performance, with a focus on quality, service, delivery, risk and cost. Activities include:
Develop strategies to ensure competitive bidding and best value for PACS.
Identify and execute on opportunities to conduct eAuctions
Execute plan for sourcing negotiations, including maintaining a robust project pipeline (including expiring contracts upcoming renewals)
Drive cost out for categories under management
Identify and execute value-add projects to expand influence / scope where appropriate. This may include partnering with the business to execute non-sourcing related initiatives e.g. initiatives that support customer acquisition
5 – 10 years of previous procurement, consulting and/or business experience.
Proven experience leading large, cross-functional strategic sourcing initiatives.
Strong team and project management capabilities
Strong operational business understanding
Ability to influencing purchasing decisions and effectively negotiate complex deals
Strong financial modelling and deal structuring skills.
Strong and effective verbal and written communication
Self-motivated, excellent organizational, analytical and time management skills. Ability to prioritize a wide array of initiatives