Category Manager I - Outsourcing & Professional Services - Global Supply Chain & Product Operations

The Gap San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted Yesterday

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 II of Strategic Sourcing drives competitive advantage and value creationfor categories they support (Outsourcing and IT Professional Services). The CategoryManager II will own planning, implementation, and execution of category strategyfor specific categories (Managed Technology Services, Outsourcing, Consultancyand other Professional Services). The Category Manager II will be responsiblefor developing effective relationships with business partners internally andexternally at all levels.

Employeewill be responsible for leading negotiations with vendors in the IT outsourcing/ professional services / contingent labor categories. This will include notonly capturing business partner requirements, but understanding the varioustechnologies and negotiating to obtain advantage.

ORGANIZATIONALLEADERSHIP:

  • Engages and establishespartnerships across Brands to collaborate, influence, and drive sourcingstrategy

  • Leads and participates inmeetings with Business Partners across Brands and functions

  • Builds effective relationshipswith external suppliers to drive and execute category strategy

  • Manage and execute sourcingstrategies based on Brand requirements

  • Manage sourcing projects:develops strategy, creates implementation plan and executes to drive change

  • Navigate a complex matrixed organization

KEYRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and executesourcing strategies for specific categories through technical/functional knowledge,in support of the business' short-term and long-term plans. Has understandingof key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketingintelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations,SRM, etc.)

  • Build and strengthen businesspartner relationships:successfully partner across functions and levels with internal stakeholders,external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influencechange

  • External Focus: Develop categoryknowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers andstakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices

  • Achieve defined categoryperformance targets;hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement coursecorrections and mitigation strategies as needed

  • Leverage influencingskills toalign objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Business Acumen: category knowledge inthe following categories (ie. Managed Technology Services, Outsourcing, Consultancy andother Professional Services etc)

  • SourcingCapability: manage, plan, andexecute category strategy to drive short and long-term results by leveragingmarket knowledge and collaboration and influencing at various levels.

  • Drive for Results: Demonstrated abilityto effectively navigate in an ambiguous environment to achieve high levels ofperformance and deliver sustainable results to the team.

  • Experience: 6 + years professional experience inmanagement consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain

  • Education: Advanced 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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