IT Consulting Category Manager AVP

State Street Global Advisors Quincy , MA 02170

Posted 5 months ago

Supports the Professional Services Category with a focus on IT Consulting category management, including strategy execution, internal relationship management, and contract negotiations. Contributes to robust global category strategy and plan.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Helps develop multi-year category strategy and plan including industry trends, market dynamics, and key save opportunities across supply, demand, and process.

  • Collaborates with business stakeholders to identify and implement new opportunities while also troubleshooting issues and helping to drive understanding of the procurement process

  • Runs RFP processes and negotiations, managing complex global agreements and effectively leading cross-functional teams

  • Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines.

  • Identifies and facilitates strategies for complex category, aligning them with corporate strategy and user needs

  • Provide monthly financial reporting and analysis on key Procurement metrics

  • Identify risks and opportunities related to achieving financial objectives, working with process partners to mitigate risks and realize opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years Professional Services category management experience, with a successful track record completing complex RFPs, cost saving initiatives, and contract negotiations.

  • Experience in IT Consulting is preferred.

  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Proven self-starter who can work independently and with teams, effectively juggle multiple priorities, and has a strong track record of delivering outstanding results

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven negotiation skills with a track record of completing complex deals with measurable saves and value

  • Ability to influence cross-functionally

  • Personal resilience to work within an extremely fast-paced, ambiguous environment

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