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Global Category Manager (Indirect)

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: King of Prussia, PA, United States

Due to rapid growth within the business, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager on the indirect side. Reporting to the Global Category Lead – Professional Services, the Category Manager will be responsible for strategic sourcing initiatives for the Company’s Legal and Risk Departments as well as supporting, more broadly, the sourcing of Professional Services across North America. We are looking for an experienced Category Manager, preferably with previous experience supporting a Global Legal department in the life sciences.


The Role:

In this role you will be responsible for development and implementation of the global category strategy and plan for all Company sites, working with global senior business functional leaders and stakeholders. You will also work on drafting, reviewing and approving agreements. The role will also serve as a primary point of contact for projects and initiatives relating to consultants and contingent labour for our North American business units.


The role will see you:

·       Develop procurement plans and gather requirements, evaluate opportunities for improvement and identify internal strategies/trends; validate baseline spend

·       Regularly perform strategic analysis of the category spend, market segmentation, market trends and other influencing factors that feed into a documented Opportunity Analysis Reports and Source Plans

·       Review, update and refine the strategy and plan in line with the Company’s strategic objectives and changes in market conditions

·       Manage supplier relationships, including conducting regularly scheduled strategic supplier review meetings with suppliers

·       Classify suppliers and establish a performance review team to develop performance improvement plans and evaluate progress against plan

·       Develop replacement and transition plans in case of supplier replacement and resourcing

·       Direct management or oversight of all supply contracts within the category, including the identification of alternative vendors, supplier performance monitoring, reporting and intervention


·       A degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred

·       Extensive experience in Legal and Risk category preferred

·       Purchasing Management Certification (ISM) preferred

·       Extensive experience in Professional Services and Indirect Purchasing  

·       Experience of stakeholder management in a complex decentralized global environment

·       Experience of the full range of Procurement tools and techniques ranging from supplier management, category analysis; buying and handling

·       Demonstrated experience in successfully negotiating complex supply agreements


Employment screening, including criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications.







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