Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

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Sourcing category manager provides category and strategic sourcing support as assigned by the Client Sourcing Consultant and Category Strategy Leader.

Sourcing Category Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

In collaboration with project team, manage Sourcing events including needs analysis
Manage governance with the strategic suppliers and drive the suppliers’ performance towards operational excellence
Ensure efficient Supplier Base Management
Opportunities for cost reduction, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement, capacity creation
Develops and maintains a complex set of spreadsheets to capture and maintain the spend analysis for specific category on a month-by-month, year-over-year basis
Interface with legal and risk teams to incorporate results of negotiations into contractual documents
Define & implement FTTX cross-functional strategies
Create cost effective & sustainable FTTX category business solutions
Owns and executes end-to-end sourcing projects for moderate to high complexity projects
Manage team of strategic sourcing resources in support of a specific set of commodities and/or a business line

Sourcing Category Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sourcing Category Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPSM, CPM, APICS, CPIM, ITIL, PMP, ISM, CSCMP, CSCP, C.P.M

Education for Sourcing Category Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sourcing category manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, MBA, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Technical, Ethics

Skills for Sourcing Category Manager

Desired skills for sourcing category manager include:

Competitors and dynamics
Key global industry players
BI Apps
Business ethics and Starbucks Ethical Sourcing Requirements
Charting programs
Excel
Oracle
Others
PowerPoint
Sourcing category strategy

Desired experience for sourcing category manager includes:

Perseverance, and the ability to sustain a positive approach regardless of circumstance
An ability to get things done
Advanced analytical and problem-solving / critical-thinking skills, with advanced ability to analyze a component or components of a process to optimize system functionality
Certification in Supply Chain
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in an autonomous environment
The expecation from the position is a region wide responsibility on respective sub categories of Site Material

Sourcing Category Manager Examples

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Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a sourcing category manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sourcing category manager
  • Ensuring performance metrics are defined for team members and the evaluation thereof
  • Ensuring the training and development objectives of team members are identified and met
  • Providing ongoing category support and coaching to team members
  • Leverages the team and Transactional support structure the maximize outputs
  • Managing portfolio risks and issues
  • Management of national/regional sourcing projects that will require utilization of its academic knowledge
  • Sets the standards for conducting internal and external research on supply market and competitive activities within assigned spend categories so as to ensure the highest levels of insight is generated
  • Oversees the management of on-going vendor relationships and supplier performance across their portfolio
  • Helps drive tracking and reporting for assigned spend areas
  • Supports the talent development of inter-divisional team members and the overall development of cross-functional teams
Qualifications for sourcing category manager
  • ISM, CPM or related professional designation preferred
  • Knowledge of Stratton Warren inventory system (inputting bids, creating purchase orders) a plus
  • Knowledge of financial and cost management, PO and contract management, and spreadsheet analysis
  • Undergraduate Degree - BSc Engineering preferable
  • Sets the standards for conducting internal and external research on supply market and competitive activities within assigned spend categories (or sourcing projects) so as to ensure the highest levels of insight is generated
  • Leads the execution of category sourcing strategies for assigned category portfolio (or projects)
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Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sourcing category manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sourcing category manager
  • Identify and manage risk internally and externally by following market conditions
  • Organize and manage multiple sourcing projects with attention to detail and communication with involved parties
  • Negotiate agreements in a timely manner, skillfully in tough situations with both external suppliers (manufacturers, distributors, and service providers), with internal customers either singly or as part of a team
  • Accountable for supporting end-to-end completion of sourcing projects
  • Support the collection of requirements from business partners
  • Support development of sourcing strategy and conduct analysis and negotiations for projects with the support and guidance from procurement leadership
  • Interface with GCO to incorporate results of negotiations into contractual documents
  • Manage relations with key business partners and project owners to develop/maintain strong working relationships
  • Develop the sourcing strategy in accordance with category plan
  • Determine the appropriate sourcing technique, which may include direct negotiation, competitive sourcing, RFx or reverse auctions
Qualifications for sourcing category manager
  • 25 to 50% travel from time to time
  • 5 years in Supply Management role
  • Supply Management certifications (i.e., CPIM, CSCP, CPSM, CPSD
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Deep experience in strategic sourcing or procurement, including negotiating, supplier management, and driving supply chain improvements
  • Identify and manage sourcing and supplier engagement activities including strategic sourcing plans, RFPs, bid and proposal reviews, negotiations, contract awards
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Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a sourcing category manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sourcing category manager
  • Up to $50 - $75M in annual category spend
  • All strategic suppliers represented in the category
  • Negotiation and implementation of contracts with typical contract life cycle values of up to $100M
  • High degree of influence in all directions of the Enterprise
  • Provide an IT Sourcing experience that enhances our culture, mission and values
  • Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the procurement process and plans
  • Manage strategy alignment, long term security of supply, supplier performance, and establish preferred supply base
  • Ensure optimal supplier pricing, supply responsiveness, quality and contractual compliance
  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies which anticipate and address an extensive range of risk scenarios in order to assure supply of Pfizer's requirements
  • Maintain industry intelligence on technology trends, sourcing options, and competitive pricing
Qualifications for sourcing category manager
  • Master’s degree in Library / Information Science, MBA, or University Degree in a related discipline
  • Experience in corporate services sourcing
  • 2-4 Years of Buyer/Sourcing experience
  • Scientific or Pharmaceutical background
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of experience
  • ISM or similar certification
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Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a sourcing category manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sourcing category manager
  • Lead Regional logistics projects and acting as procurement point of contact
  • Elaborate Bid documentation (Bid Records/Waivers and SAF) and send documents for approval as per the Procurement Policy definitions
  • Participate as active player in Global initiatives and ensure the correct follow up and implementation
  • Work with Legal department to set up the corresponding contracts and ensure its compliment and standardization across North America Region
  • Be responsible for market analysis as demand and capacity volumes, inflation, industry insights, market trends and act as a key element on building the annual transportation budgets
  • Leads the cross functional team to determine the business and technical requirements and drafts necessary language to translate them into RFXs for distribution to suppliers
  • Solves complex problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions
  • Works with clients to resolve supplier related business issues
  • Stays current with industry trends, and becomes a trusted advisor to internal clients
  • Presents new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients
Qualifications for sourcing category manager
  • 7+ years in financial services, knowledge management, research, competitive intelligence, analysis, strategy consulting or other related experience
  • Significant experience in implementing people-focused knowledge management solutions and creating a knowledge-sharing culture
  • Advanced skills with JD Edwards (or equivalent ERP system), 3rd party Procurement and eSourcing systems, various industry and market analysis software products, and supplier order and inventory management systems
  • Ability to manage multiple large, fast-paced projects at any given time
  • ITIL Foundation certification and working knowledge
  • Significant experience sourcing cloud based and xaaS solutions
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Sourcing Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a sourcing category manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sourcing category manager
  • Responsible for weekly executive reporting on all financial cost down projects for assigned commodities
  • Establishes sourcing strategies for assigned spend, collaborates to insure incorporation and business unit participation and alignment
  • Participate and coordinate sourcing activities in design changes (ECN) and New Product Development (NPD)
  • Work with Engineering and testing to prioritize sourcing activities
  • Oversees all activities related to the management of assigned spend, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity/service
  • Recruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total cost of ownership improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the supply chain environment where applicable
  • Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business
  • Responsible for timely reporting on KPI's and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans and activities
Qualifications for sourcing category manager
  • Experience with vendor risk management approaches and processes
  • Experience in contract negotiations including business, price and technical terms
  • Experience in drafting contract documents including statements of work, letters of agreement, etc
  • Experience with competitive bids and RFx’s, direct negotiations
  • Proficiency in Google / Microsoft Office applications
  • 10+ years’ experience in call center sourcing or similar role

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