Category Consultant

  • location: Alpharetta, GA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $54 - $65 per hour
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Category Consultant

job summary:
As our organization continues to leverage spend on an enterprise-wide scale, strategic sourcing and category/supplier management are critical aspects of the corporate strategy. Our organization has launched an Enterprise Sourcing and Business Optimization organization to drive world-class results. Category Consultants are an important role providing a number of functions which include analysis, negotiations, implementation planning and Project Team coordination, development of communication plans, drafting of policies, report development and review, and a variety of other roles in support of the Category Director.

 
location: Alpharetta, Georgia
job type: Contract
salary: $54 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8 to 4
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
 
responsibilities:
- Drive effective strategic supplier relationships, risk and compliance management programs within assigned categories

- Build sourcing pipeline incorporating multiple internal and external sources of data

- Develop and monitor category benefits and other key performance metrics

- Lead contract development and negotiation; act as a liaison between suppliers and internal groups

- Lead contract implementation directly or together with the Program Management Office

- Lead reporting for the category: forecasting, spend, savings, supplier performance metrics

- Assist periodic supplier business reviews

- Serve as linkage to BU finance, ensuring reporting is meeting needs

- Develop plans for, or lead, resolution of supplier performance issues

- For smaller spend sub-categories, plan, deploy and disseminate category strategies and plan and conduct sourcing projects by engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

- Project manage initiatives of various nature, from assembling and managing cross-functional teams to implementing the outcomes of the projects across multiple Business Units

- Execute management strategies and activities and of strategic sourcing process and approaches for assigned categories/sub-categories

- Manage internal relationships with business for assigned categories

- Demonstrate impeccable ethics and fully support ICARE principles

 
qualifications:
- Business analysis skills to drive and implement key category operations activities

- Thorough knowledge of 7-step strategic sourcing

- Previous experience in leading or assisting with sourcing projects

- Understanding of the Travel, Card & Fleet spaces; previous experience in negotiating deals with Airlines and/or Hotels and/or Travel agencies

- Strong analytical skills; ability to navigate multiple data sources, read the data and arrive to conclusions and recommendations based on data

- Ability to map out processes, identify operational flaws and recommend improvement solution

- Understanding of the purpose and approach and ability to contribute to category strategies

- Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a lead and as a part of a team

- Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments

- Ability to manage multiple activities across more than one category

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

- Previous experience working in the sourcing department for a large scale organization ($1BN+ in revenue preferred)

- eRFx and eProcurement/P2P experience is a plus

- Mastery in MSOffice tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

- Detail oriented

- Business case development and project management

- Proven project management skills

REQUIREMENTS

- BS/BA required

- 5-7+ years of relevant experience

- Globalization (NA & EU) experience a plus

- SAP SRM, Ariba, or similar technology solution experience a plus

 
skills: SAP
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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