Procurement Category Manager

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL
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Responsibilities: Accountable for ongoing category management activities within an assigned scope of spend categories to achieve business objectives and benefit targets Expected to stay abreast of recent global industry trends and understands the implications to cost, quality and risk Based on market forces and internal requirements, develops sourcing strategies and leads supplier selection process using qualitative and quantitative analysis Manages global strategic supplier relationships and rationalizes supply base within assigned spend categories Must possesses knowledge in the assigned category, as well as functional expertise in the strategic sourcing process and methodologies
Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or experience in related field plus a minimum of 4 years experience in related field. Other Information:Leadership Ability to learn quickly and to think creatively Proactive and dynamic, drives sense of urgency Strong strategic thinker and able to succinctly communicate category strategy to business unit stakeholders Strong project management skills; Cross functional team management and facilitation skills Ability to effectively lead change within organizationProblem Solving/ Resolution Develops solutions to complex problems Regularly uses ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions that are consistent with organization objectives Very strong analytic and negotiation skills Superior communications, interpersonal and presentation skills with strong influencing and persuasive abilitiesTechnical Skills Expertise in MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint Working knowledge of Oracle ERP systems and online sourcing tools (ideally Ariba) Must be capable of performing all aspects of category management, including:
- Market Research - Strategy Development - Strategic Sourcing - Contract Negotiations - Supplier Performance Management - Internal Customer Engagement - Continuous ImprovementPosition Specific Skills Drives development of optimal strategies for complex categories Knowledge of assigned categories, supply markets, suppliers and products Detailed knowledge of the sourcing process including various sourcing strategies Understanding of pricing models and contracts terms Functional knowledge of e-sourcing tools MS Office required, Ariba or similar sourcing software desired Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button. Equal Employment Opportunity:Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. .