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Overview

Responsibilities

The Procurement Group Category Sr. Manager;develops strategy for all Information Technology spend working closely with key stakeholders in the organization. The role is responsible for the development of procurement strategy, and achieving goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices for the Enterprise.
The incumbent drives value from supplier relationship management activities with strategic and critical suppliers and will mentor & coach sourcing and vendor management team members. They will drive the strategy and selection of vendors, direct the lifecycle activities for existing contracts, and coordinate the negotiation and execution of contracts with the Legal and Contracts departments. They will identify new technology solutions and work closely with internal business partners to forecast future needs and develop cost-effective strategies aligned with business objectives. To be successful supporting the information technology function, they must be able to partner effectively with senior management to evaluate vendor performance, needs assessment, spend optimization and risk management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equvialent experience (Business, Supply chain or similar)
  • Experience in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Specific Category Expertise.

 

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 organization

Problem 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 abilities

 

Technical 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 Improvement

 

Position Specific Skills

> Drives development of optimal strategies for complex categories

> Deep understanding 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

> Advanced knowledge of e-sourcing tools

Equal Employment Opportunity

Office Depot and Office Max 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, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Office Depot and OfficeMax 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.

How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

Fair Chance Ordinance

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Responsibilities

    The Procurement Group Category Sr. Manager;develops strategy for all Information Technology spend working closely with key stakeholders in the organization. The role is responsible for the development of procurement strategy, and achieving goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices for the Enterprise.
    The incumbent drives value from supplier relationship management activities with strategic and critical suppliers and will mentor & coach sourcing and vendor management team members. They will drive the strategy and selection of vendors, direct the lifecycle activities for existing contracts, and coordinate the negotiation and execution of contracts with the Legal and Contracts departments. They will identify new technology solutions and work closely with internal business partners to forecast future needs and develop cost-effective strategies aligned with business objectives. To be successful supporting the information technology function, they must be able to partner effectively with senior management to evaluate vendor performance, needs assessment, spend optimization and risk management.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree or equvialent experience (Business, Supply chain or similar)
    • Experience in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Specific Category Expertise.

     

    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 organization

    Problem 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 abilities

     

    Technical 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 Improvement

     

    Position Specific Skills

    > Drives development of optimal strategies for complex categories

    > Deep understanding 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

    > Advanced knowledge of e-sourcing tools

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Office Depot and Office Max 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, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    Office Depot and OfficeMax 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.

    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

    Fair Chance Ordinance

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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