Title Director Category Management
Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 326
Location Boston
Job Information

Our client an international provider of green services for municipalities, universities and other large-scale platforms as part of their procurement transformation have created the role of Director, Category Management reporting to the CPO.

 

This individual should be a results-oriented procurement professional responsible for a multi-site procurement team with a $300M portfolio.The role will have the responsibility for major value purchase areas with significant implications in company profitability and service efficiency. The category director will define, develop, influence and implement the category strategy for a broad range of categories and sub- categories, including: • Chemicals • Sub-contracting services – Electrical, Mechanical, and Facilities services.

The individual will report to the CPO and manage a team of 4-6 procurement resources in executing category strategies. The category Director must be able to influence key stakeholders across all levels in the organization in driving compliance to category strategies.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Develop category playbook comprising category/sub-category strategy and plan – Analyze spend, determine stakeholder requirements, review contract, undertake competitive analysis of vendor landscape to segment spend into sub-categories and determine plan for achieving cost savings EBITA and/or performance savings. •

 

Develop strong understanding of each category with detailed understanding of purchase spend, purchase portfolio, and supplier performance. Establish strong understanding of the marketplace, including current and future trends; and solid understanding of internal requirements, business drivers, total cost of ownership

Develop pipeline of initiatives and build business case to obtain buy-in from key stakeholders. He/she will work closely with operational executives, site leaders, technical and performance function, and key cross functional stakeholders in building the business case for change and delivering results.

 

Build and manage a team of procurement resources to implement category strategy and plan. Coach, guide, and train procurement resources on strategic sourcing (data analysis, RFx creation

Background & Experience BS MBA preferred 5+ years managerial experience
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