Technology Category Manager
Company: Russell Tobin
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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