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Strategic Category Manager - IT & Prof Services

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Deerfield, United States

  • Privately held, North American firm with a majority market share in their space!

  • Ideally suited for 5+ years indirect procurement exp, global background a plus

About Our Client

Our client is a North American leader in health care and niche manufacturing with exciting new projects on the horizon. They are a market leader in their space both domestically and internationally and are partnered with some of the biggest firms in the world to develop specialty products. Their product line also includes the most advanced technology in their space, giving them a huge competitive edge.

The management structure in place is excited to bring on experienced, motivated, and accomplished procurement category managers to continue the standard of excellence.

Job Description

  • Own the full strategic sourcing cycle, including vendor identification and selection, price negotiation, and contract "red-lining" (editing).
  • Management of competitive bid processes including RFP's, RFI's, RFQ's
  • Negotiation of various types of Vendor agreements
  • Lead multiple projects, focused on building out IT categories such as SaaS and cloud based systems
  • Lead multiple projects, focused on building out non-IT indirect categories such as outside consulting services
  • Leverage technology for the benefit of internal clients; recommending process improvements where applicable
  • Lead and drive the identification, planning and management of a pipeline of strategic sourcing projects
  • Market research and bench-marking of suppliers and related service categories

The Successful Applicant

  • BA/BS in applicable field
  • 3+ years progressive indirect procurement experience
  • Demonstrated strategic sourcing and vendor management success
  • Experience within IT procurement and projects strongly desired
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills within a global matrix-style environment
  • Background in indirect procurement categories a must
  • Ideally comfortable with project-based work
  • Excited for a greenfield type of environment
  • Familiar with creating and building internal stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in vendor evaluations and action planning with demonstrated results

What's on Offer

Offer is base salary $105,000 to $120,000 based on experience with a 13% target bonus and fantastic benefits. It's a greenfield opportunity in the Northern Suburbs, help leave a quality imprint on this new part of the business!


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