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We are currently seeking an Indirect Sourcing Category Manager to join our Supply Chain Management Team. This position can be located within the Zionsbancorp footprint or remote.
Responsible for performing strategic evaluations of managed indirect spend categories, managing business requirements, volumes of spend, and composition of supplier base. Identifies and implements strategic cost savings opportunities for the business. Drive strategic sourcing initiatives for the business / functions, including but not limited to executing sourcing events (RFXs, negotiations) based on a defined strategy. Uses analysis to make informed, actionable recommendations to the business / functions (e.g., cost reduction strategies). The successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline and vendor management, strategic sourcing, contracting, spend analysis or other directly related experience. The right candidate will have project management and task coordination skills.
Develops and maintains long term category business plans in partnership with the business units, creating a strategic vendor solution roadmap
Develop category specific market test tools allowing for underlying cost and value analysis to support negotiations
Analyze spend data, internal requirements, and external supply markets to develop strategic sourcing strategies and plans aligned with the business goals
Drive strategic assessment of vendor portfolios and drives value for improved outcomes for the business by leveraging vendor performance reviews, SLAs, product/service enhancements, innovation and efficiencies Implement, maintain and refresh sourcing and procurement strategy for assigned categories/suppliers
Develop strong collaborative relationships with internal clients to strategically manage spend for assigned categories/supplier
Meet with Senior Executives to collaborate on and present sourcing strategies
Execute sourcing events (RFP, reverse auctions, etc.) based on the sourcing strategy
Analyze metrics, working closely with business units to balance needs.
Collaborate in problem solving across departments; use measurement and analysis to make informed, actionable business recommendations Identify, research, and evaluate potential improvements to categories
Research and monitor competitive landscape, market conditions and changes in the industry that may impact managed categories
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline and vendor management, strategic sourcing, contracting or other directly related experience
Demonstrate successful sourcing, contracting and negotiation experience
Ability to think strategically and execute/problem solve tactical issues
Results oriented self-starter with high energy level
Proven negotiation and problem resolution skills; with a positive attitude focused on win/win solutions
Knowledge of vendor management, vendor relations, legal contracts, contract negotiations and service agreements Knowledge of strategic sourcing processes and practices, including industry and vendor marketplace analysis
Project management and task coordination skills
Ability to manage multiple small projects simultaneously and work well under pressure
Ability to meet deadlines, work effectively in dynamic, rapidly changing environment
Analytical, judgment and decision-making skills
Demonstrate high degree of initiative and organizational skills
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to understand and navigate in a broader business environment
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