Senior Category Manager- Corporate Services

Align Technology Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 7 months ago

Join a team that is changing millions of lives.

Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry.

At Align Technology, maker of Invisalign, we believe a great smile can transform a person's life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever's next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

We are a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system (the most advanced clear aligner system in the world), iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. The company is a component of the S&P 500 and has enjoyed 30% growth Year Over Year.

Because of our growth in mature markets and international expansion, the Global Supply Chain team is growing and investing in its Indirect Sourcing capabilities. This is an exciting time to join the Indirect Sourcing team as it builds its capabilities from the ground up and continues to grow. Please read this description for Sr. Category Manager- Corporate Services

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About this opportunity

Work within a new and growing global team based out of Raleigh, NC with peers in California, Mexico, Europe, and China. In this role, you will lead sourcing activities for corporate services including HR, Travel, consulting, etc. You will develop internal business partner relationships, identify opportunities for Strategic Sourcing involvement and influence your business partner to execute on those opportunities. This role is designed to be flexible in terms of supported categories to be responsive to changing needs. This will enable you to touch a variety of categories and get a solid view into the business. If you are excited at the prospect of building new relationships, being empowered to influence senior executives and learning, this is the role for you.

In this role, you will

  • Develop category strategies to deliver cost savings, better supplier utilization and supplier relationships

  • Lead sourcing activities in support of the business

  • Build market intelligence to inform supplier selection and advice your business partners

  • Develop, publish and lead Requests for Proposals

  • Develop and execute plans to identify new areas spend to address

  • Assess risk in the supply base and develop mitigation plans

  • Use your influencing skills to gain support from the business to engage with sourcing and develop a project pipeline

  • Act as an internal point of contact for supplier sourcing, supplier performance management, and supplier relationship management. Help and mentor your business partners in those areas


  • 5-7 years of relevant sourcing experience

  • Self-starter, demonstrated ability to develop a new sourcing category from the ground up

  • Excellent business partner engagement skills, influencing will be a key component of this role

  • Ability to navigate through a matrixed organization

  • Global experience a plus

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About Align

Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients

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