Category Manager

128 Belt, MA

Posted: 10/02/2019 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 176057

Are you a master multi-tasker looking to expand your career? Ready for the chance to join a large yet growth-oriented organization? A dynamic software company seeks a talented and experience Category Manager to join their team on a 3 to 6-month contract basis. Moreover, this is a tremendous prospect for an initiative-taking, creative-thinking individual who is interested in driving change within an organization.

Responsibilities
  • Select vendors and lead major negotiations to procure Technology categories
  • Drive and demonstrate P&L savings across spend categories, communicating results to executive leadership team
  • Conduct analysis of spending patterns for TCO savings opportunities across all categories 
  • Develop vendor portfolio, monitor internal compliance, and enforce standard terms and conditions
  • Review specifications, analyze market and select potential suppliers
  • Lead the RFQ/RFP process
  • Establish and enforce procedures to ensure proper procurement standards, processes and controls for the organization

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • 5 years of industry-related purchasing/sourcing experience
  • Ability and experience managing contracts across departments 
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid Microsoft Office expertise (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Highly attentive to detail 
  • Experience running competitive request for proposals 
  • Purchasing and contract renewal negotiations practice

Nice to Haves
  • Master’ s Degree 
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical and collaborative 
  • Capability to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationships
  • Competence to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills

Job ID: 176057

Please note, our client is only considering local candidates currently. Thank you!

If you are already working with a WinterWyman recruiter, please contact them directly; otherwise, please send your resume and contact information to wwfc@winterwyman.com 

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