New Directions IT Staffing

Are you a Category Manager or a Purchasing Manager who is looking to make a significant career move? If so, we’d like to introduce you to highly respected institution who is transforming their procurement organization with more than $30m in savings in recent initiatives.

In this role, the Category Manager will: 

  • Lead the development of a strategic vision and operational plan to maximize business opportunities through effective Category Management & Process Execution.
  • Act as the single point of contact and manage all operations related to sourcing and procurement activities for direct assigned categories.
  • Develop category strategies that include market research/benchmarks, milestones, savings targets, resource requirements, and implementation plans.
  • Identify and execute strategic initiatives to drive maximum cost savings and value creation for the organization.
  • Execute the strategic sourcing process including developing RFPs, negotiating with suppliers, conducting bid analysis, and making supplier recommendations.
  • Supervise, train, support and evaluate Strategic Sourcing Specialists.
  • Provide aggregate reporting on category performance and key metrics such as savings and supplier performance.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that delivery dates and technical and contractual requirements are met. 
  • Acts as the internal point of contact for supplier management and complaint resolution; conducts regular supplier meetings and implements improvement strategies with suppliers. Creates, nurtures, and enhances supplier relationships.
The appropriate individual will have demonstrated experience in the following:
  • Significant enterprise background in purchasing, category management, strategic sourcing and contracts terms and conditions.
  • Category or procurement management that includes a combination of: RFPs, negotiating with suppliers, bid analysis, benchmarks, milestones, savings targets and or implementation plans.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (i.e., excel modelling)
Are you Ready to move your Career in a New Direction?

Please forward a copy of your resume for us to schedule a time to speak or contact us at (866) 999-8600.  We look forward to meeting you.

About Us

New Directions is an Information Technology & Digital Talent Solutions Firm that furnishes its’ clients with a range of recruiting and staffing services while providing career coaching and job search guidance to the candidates and consultants we work with.

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