Global cloud Category Manager

Location United States of America
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $140,000 + bonus
Contact name: rebecca farnon

Contact email: rebecca.farnon@langleysearch.com
Published: 11 days ago

​Langley are working on an exclusive basis with a Fortune 500 business who are in search of a Global Procurement Category Manager - CLOUD .


**To apply you must be located EST OR CT time zone**


This is not a BAU role, in fact we are looking for applicants who are true change leaders, who are well versed in managing complex stakeholder relationships as well as top tier suppliers such as (Microsoft, Azure, Oracle, Google)


Applicants must have a background in managing IT categories, particular Cloud.

This role can be based remote with travel to Chicago once a quarter. if you are based in Chicago or Boston there is an option to go into the office one day a week.

$130,000 - $140,00 + 10% AIP+ RSU available for high performers + Uncapped PTO

Job Description

This role provides essential procurement and supplier expertise in the areas of strategic sourcing and category management with strong commercial and contractual experience. If you have strong background in project based procurement and have solid project management skills this role would suit you.

This role will deliver high quality, innovative and proven cost-effective methodologies to support company and department objectives. This role will interface and foster a collaborative environment with cross functional teams.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute long term agreements through formal RFx methodologies.

  • Analyze spend data and industry dynamics to identify, prioritize, and launch sourcing initiatives.

  • Identify value/ savings opportunities, processes, and best practices.

  • Establish positive relationships across the business units to ensure active and early participation in supplier related matters.

  • Lead negotiations in both financial and business matters, including commercial terms and risk mitigation for strategic contracts.

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand requirements, budgets and current gaps and challenges to develop best strategic sourcing strategies.

  • Support strategic sourcing best practices including driving supplier segmentation, scorecards, and facilitating strategic business reviews in collaboration with business partners.

  • Lead supplier contract renewals and leverage competitive pricing, quality and customer service.

  • Develop strategic relationships with existing or new key suppliers and ensure appropriate engagement levels exist to drive partnership objectives.

  • Identify process improvements to increase efficiencies and maximize spend opportunity.

  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on business initiatives and procurement strategies.

  • Developing relationships with senior leadership.

  • Providing subject matter expertise on complex purchasing, legal & contractual issues.

  • Performing supplier relationship management and reviews.

Preferred Skills:

  • Budget Planning.

  • Cost Reductions.

  • Contract negotiations without much legal guidance.

  • 8+ years of procurement experience preferred.

  • Contribute to large/complex supplier deals.

  • Ability to communicate and facilitate presentations for Director/VP Levels.

This is an excellent organisation to work for - you will feel challenges but equally very supportive and rewarded for achievements and hard work.

To be considered, please apply now.