IT Category Manager – Global Procurement (Boise, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an IT Category Manager position available at our Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID.
Summary The IT Category Manager is responsible for working with the Global IT Procurement Category Leader to establish a long-term, 3-year category plan to drive value across the enterprise. This strategy development work is done in partnership with the various business unit stakeholders across the enterprise and other global category managers. Category strategies include spend analytics/mapping, external market analysis, vendor management, and establishing/managing a multi-year project portfolio for mid-level criticality, mid-level complexity, and medium sized spend categories. The IT Category Manager will also have primary responsibility for sourcing projects and professional services based on the category strategy and on-demand projects from the respective stakeholders. Sourcing projects will follow a defined sourcing process and require strong project management and sourcing expertise. These activities include stakeholder communication, spend analytics, project charter development, sourcing strategy development & execution (RFX, focused negotiation, demand management, etc.) contracting, and operationalization of the contract with the stakeholder. The IT Category Manager will also be responsible for both building and executing a strong business service portfolio.
Responsibilities Build strong stakeholder relationships to prioritize and deliver on portfolio projectsAssist with the development of the IT category plan and portfolio for mid-level criticality, mid-level complexity, and medium sized spend categoriesImplementation of sourcing projects and operationalization of contracts to realize savingsLead sourcing projects including RFI's, RFP's, RFQ's and contract developmentManage vendor relationships to ensure delivery of service, quality, cost, and supply commitmentsMapping and quantification of spend for assigned categoriesWork with Buyer's and enterprise services teams to manage compliance, pricing, and realized savings for assigned categories
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; Supply Chain Management or related category discipline preferred3+ years' experience in a commercial/procurement role
Minimum 1-2 years' experience working in business or functional unit supported by the category1-5 years' experience in Information Technology or similar sub-category markets or industryStrong sales, presentation, negotiation, and market/data analytic skillsCombination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position Application Instructions
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