Category Mgr.

Thousand Oaks, California 91320 | Contract

Post Date: 02/23/2015 Job ID: 456

Work with IS to gather business requirements, develop statements of work, issue Requests for Proposals (RFP) in Ariba, facilitate Q&A sessions, evaluate supplier responses and compare pricing, negotiate legal terms and conditions with the support of company Law, make recommendations to the IS business partners on risks, value, and mitigations required; summarize, communicate, and execute the agreements. Success will based on feedback from our technology sourcing team and from our business partners in IS.

Job Details: 

  • Responsible for managing sourcing processes and projects focused on categories within Information Systems and technology services. 
  • Support the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies across all other company sites globally. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading the industry analysis to identify size of industry, leading players, and specific industry characteristics
  • Conducting client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs
  • Influence suppliers and stimulate innovation, process improvement, and cost management
  • Developing a comprehensive category strategy based on customer and industry analyses and developing contracts with new suppliers or renegotiating existing contracts
  • Lead the contract negotiation process and achieve best value for company by: 
    • Leading the appropriate sourcing process for new and existing business requirements;
    • Defining and executing the contract negotiation strategy; and follow-on contract management; 
    • Leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance the business partnerships.


  • Demonstrate ethical behavior every day; 
  • Sourcing/procurement experience, especially with regards to outsourced services or managed service deals; 
  • Information technology background; data/spend analysis; 
  • Excellent communication skills; negotiation and influencing skills; 
  • Project management skills, particularly around planning and organizing to ensure the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives; 
  • Relationship management skills; 
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
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