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Technology Category Manager

Company: Russell Tobin
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY Oversees and provides Procurement support for the (Technology) business unit and Key Stakeholders on all aspects of the Sourcing Process from Category Strategy to Contract Management. Provides Company with procurement expertise on major decisions regarding the purchase of technology goods and services and contract management support. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Negotiate technology-focused contracts such as software/Saas and hardware.
  • Serves as key contact in assigned categories to provide leadership in developing sourcing strategies to for each of the items or services within a spend category through vendor negotiations, process improvements, and compliance.
  • Builds relationships with key internal client partners, serving as a trusted advisor to meet the needs of each client.
  • Actively develops business unit knowledge to be able to anticipate needs and be a part of the procurement process from the earliest stages.
  • Regularly communicate with key internal client partners to keep them abreast of procurement strategies, identify areas of opportunity and provide clients with a feedback loop on procurement services
  • Researches and develops knowledge of industry best practices and procedures for their assigned categories.
  • Manages the entire procurement process for each project, keeping internal clients informed throughout the project, and partnering with them on key decisions.
  • Maintains pulse of the business, anticipating needs and proactively providing solutions.
  • Develops and maintains spend analytics to provide actionable insights and aid in effective decision-making. Prepares other ad hoc reports, as needed or requested by management.
  • Develops and manages mutually beneficial supplier relationships, measuring performance against key performance indicators (KPIs)/scorecard and communicating scorecard with vendor on a regular basis. JOB SPECIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to effectively develop category strategies and manage the strategic sourcing process.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as negotiation skills to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and obtain the best possible pricing and services from suppliers.

Keywords: Russell Tobin, St. Paul , Technology Category Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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