Procurement Category Lead � Professional Services

New York, NY - USA

Posted 2012-08-09 - Requisition No. 34153

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The Role

The Category Lead is responsible for leading the procurement enterprise strategy into the Business Units for execution. Supports CPO in strategy execution and idea generation for Business Unit markets. Responsible for researching trends within category market, defining future state vision for category and execution of overall strategy. People management responsibilities through dotted line reporting structure for Regional Category Managers and Sourcing Specialists.

  • Establish short- and long-term category objectives and strategy, over rolling three-year period
  • Align with business leaders on their needs and ensure category strategy supports business needs
  • Responsible for managing spend for assigned complex category(s)
  • Ensure supplier relationship management is coordinated on an enterprise level
  • Accountable for overall category savings targets and objectives
  • Manage global category supplier relationships and sourcing opportunities, including RFPs, negotiations, etc.
  • Ensure stakeholders are engaged with enterprise category strategy
  • Actively participate in leadership meetings
  • Align resources to meet business needs, ensure the team understands the global strategy and works toward cohesive, cost-saving agreements
  • Responsible for contract framework and proposed contractual agreements and ensure valid contracts are in place
  • Accountable for sound contract management and drive continuous value out of the contract
  • Manage internal/external stakeholder KPIs for enterprise category
  • Ensure stakeholders are engaged with enterprise category strategy
  • Actively participate in Procurement Steering Committee meetings and Category Council meetings
  • Align resources to meet business needs, ensure the team understands the global strategy and works toward cohesive, cost-saving agreements
  • Manage global contracts if applicable and monitor management of local contracts
  • Continuously improve contract Ts and Cs, pricing and strategic supplier relationships
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • For jointly-led categories, monitor key supply contract service level agreements
  • Manage internal stakeholder KPIs for enterprise category
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Seven or more years broad-based experience across supply chain, with particular focus in purchasing, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis, supplier relationship management and performance
  • Demonstrated ability to build global relationships / partnerships (internal and external), including virtually
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change globally
  • Ability to translate big picture into implementation
  • Ability to effectively lead through influence, mentor, develop, grow and evaluate group or staff
  • Effective written and oral communication with all organizational levels up to and including senior level executives
  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally, up to 30% of the time
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation / Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)is a plus
  • Strong understanding of the industry is desirable
  • Understanding of and experience in contract law and applicable legislation
  • Relevant category experience

The Company:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength- delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately- is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

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