Category Leader

San Ramon, CA 94583

Posted: 07/21/2019 Job Number: 13406


Ensures all procurement requests, purchase orders and contract documents comply with all sourcing processes and procedures.

Reviews new contracts assigned through contract review process, coordinating with stakeholder departments.

Supports development of less complex category plans.

Conducts and documents market research and supplier risk analysis to verify the financial health of existing and potential suppliers.

Assesses, records and tracks procurement requests during the course of the Sourcing process.

Acts as a liaison between various departments and cross functional teams.

Creates and maintains category plans.

Skills: Develops and manages one or more sourcing spend categories and manages all Tier 1 contracts associated with the category(ies). Develops strategic category plans to optimize cost savings, service excellence, diversity spend and total cost of ownership for the categories. Effectively influences LOBs, including senior leadership, to achieve understanding, acceptance, and commitment of sourcing strategies. Works with Line of Business (LOB) to develop, source and negotiate major contracts. Plays a key role in Supplier Relationship Management / Scorecard process.


Competencies Desired

Ability to analyze and combine information from different sources and use logic to reach appropriate conclusions as needed to perform at the job level

Ability to apply contract processes and procedures and relevant contracts and licensing - for example ESC, IBEW, tort, contract law - as needed to perform at the job level Ability to work independently with limited oversight

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products - for example Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access - as needed to perform at the job level

Competency in relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

Competency in building

strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals

Knowledge of the technical/functional aspects of the trade, occupation, or role as needed to perform at the job level

Education Minimum:

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Education Desired

Masters Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience

License/Certification Desired

ISM-Institute for Supply Management CPSM-Certified Professional in Supply Management certification

LSS-Lean Six Sigma Certification PMP-Project Management

Professional certification Experience Minimum

Experience in supply chain, or related, 2 years Experience Desired

Experience in procurement, or related, 4 years "

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