Global Procurement organization is team made up of more than 350 associates across US, LatAm, EMEA and APAC. Global Procurement is a key enabler aligned to the Next Horizon strategy leveraging an efficiency mindset to win the future and being accountable for optimizing indirect supply, vendor management and payments for +$7B USD worldwide. The U.S. Global Procurement organization consists of the following functions:
IT Category Management
Corporate Services Category Management - Professional Services, Marketing, Human Resources and Print & Promotional
Corporate Services Category Management - Business & Advisory Consulting, Real Estate & Office Services and Treasury & Banking Services
Source to Pay
The Senior Category Management Analyst resides within the Corporate Services Category Management - Professional Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Print & Promotional vertical within the Global Procurement organization and is responsible for partnering with team members in support of category strategy development and execution for a grouping of indirect procurement categories. The Senior Category Management Analyst will gather, analyze, and research internal business inputs and external market intelligence to inform the direction from a category perspective. The Senior Category Management Analyst will also have responsibility for partnering with team member and stakeholders to execute high value category transformation initiatives in accordance with the Category Strategy.
Apply the vision & strategy set by Category Management Leadership to daily activities
Analyze Source to Pay analytics, through PowerBI reporting, for the assigned grouping of indirect categories, to identify opportunities to positively impact the category
Research market intelligence to identify category intelligence, benchmarks, supplier landscape and best in class practices for inclusion in category strategies
Develop category expertise for the assigned grouping of indirect categories
Synthesize internal and external inputs into easily understood visuals, i.e., charts, graphs, presentations, etc.
Support the build-out of Financial models including pricing, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Should Cost, etc.
Execute assigned category transformation initiatives as specified within the category strategy
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
BA/BS or equivalent degree required, preferred concentration in Supply Chain operations
2- 4 years of experience in procurement, supply chain & operations or management consulting
Understanding of procurement, the Source to Pay process, and the role it plays within the Enterprise
Strong problem-solving capabilities and analytical skills - able to construct/execute financial analyses
Proficiency with procurement data, analysis and identifying insights within data
Quick study - able to gain a fact-based understanding of current supplier base, supplier economics and major trends in relevant markets
Effective written & oral communications and presentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Business Intelligence tools, i.e., Microsoft PowerBI
Preferred BA/BS with concentration in Supply Chain operations
Preferred candidate location is Cary, NC (& surrounding), however, open to remote
Corporate Services Category Management experience in - Professional Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Print & Promotional
Number of Openings
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