Category Manager I - Software - Strategic Sourcing - Global Supply Chain And Product Operations

The Gap San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

Our past is full of iconic moments but our future is going to spark many more. We're looking for the people who'll help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our first five. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, you're the right fit. Come grow with us.

OVERVIEW:

The CategoryManager I of Strategic Sourcing drives competitive advantage and value creationfor sourcing initiatives they manage. The Category Manager I has responsibility toexecute transactions between Gap business units and suppliers for acquisitionof software licensing and related support and professional services. He or she will manage all aspects of negotiatingcontract terms and pricing, as well as perform spend and data analysis, ensure processand policy compliance, perform market research, and facilitate ongoing support. The CategoryManager I will own planning, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategyfor specific categories. The Category Manager I will be responsible fordeveloping effective relationships with business partners internally andexternally at various levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and follow the Non-Merchandise ProcurementPolicy, educating stakeholders as needed

  • Balance speed and urgency with costsavings in vendor negotiations

  • Manage and execute sourcing strategies for specificcategories throughtechnical/functional knowledge, in support of the business' short-term andlong-term plans. Has understanding of key strategic sourcing functions(supplier selection, market intelligence, business partner management, contractmanagement, negotiations, SRM, etc.)

  • Build and strengthen business partner relationships: successfully partneracross functions and levels with internal stakeholders, external suppliers,agencies and colleagues to achieve results

  • External Focus: Develop category knowledge and regularlyleverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify andbenchmark best practices

  • Achieve defined category performance targets; hold vendors accountableto performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigationstrategies as needed

  • Leverage influencing skills to alignobjectives and targets with stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Business Acumen: category knowledge inthe following categories (i.e., Marketing, Technology, Transportation, Logistics,etc)

  • Ability to interact withsenior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence

  • Ability to learn andquickly develop subject matter expertise

  • Sourcing Capability: manage, plan, andexecute sourcing strategy to drive short and long-term results by leveragingmarket knowledge and collaboration and influencing with stakeholders. Excellentprioritization skills with ability to adapt to change quickly

  • Drive for Results: Demonstrated ability to work effectively inan ambiguous environment to achieve high levels of performance and deliversustainable results to the team

  • Experience: 4+ years professionalexperience in management consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain

  • Experience in a dynamicorganization with experience in sourcing

  • Familiarity with varioussoftware licensing models (perpetual, subscription, SaaS, etc.)

  • Familiarity with assetmanagement and cloud computing concepts

  • Experience planning andleading negotiations a plus

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration,supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA orAdvanced degree preferred

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.

  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*

  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*

  • Employee stock purchase plan.*

  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*

  • Family care programs.

  • Commuter benefits.

  • Pet Discount Program.

  • For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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Category Manager I - Software - Strategic Sourcing - Global Supply Chain And Product Operations

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