Sr. Category Manager


Durham, North Carolina

a month ago

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Sr. Category Manager
Durham, North Carolina

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Category Manager
Duration: 6 months
Location: Remote
Contract only but must be in approved States.
No overtime allowed.
EST/CST time zones 8 am to 5 pm
Interview process consists of reviewing the resumes, and teams Video with candidate and final team panel interview with other members.
Looking for someone with IT experience in purchasing and vendor management to include software (snowflake, ServiceNow, Salesforce) hardware, cloud, servers.  They will be working with senior leaders and principal architects to consult and complete the sourcing lifecycle.
  • Establish sourcing strategies for an assigned category(ies) in conjunction with internal stakeholders and their associated business strategy.
  • Conduct sourcing events, including development of project work plan, category profile, category strategy, minimum requirements and evaluation criteria, solicitation
  • Develop and implement assorted bid documents and requests (i.e. RFP, RFI, RFQ); and manage status reporting and performance metrics of sourcing and category management activities.
  • Understand, analyze and forecast complex market and industry dynamics and share subject matter expertise and industry knowledge within the established portfolio of products and services.
  • Partner with stakeholders to source products and services using proven tools, processes, and analytics to drive and achieve business results.
  • Evaluate analyses of sourcing results from a total cost of ownership perspective and provide optimization recommendations
  • Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for complex vendor negotiations, including those that require specialized subject matter expertise, nonstandard risk mitigation solutions, and coordination of multiple arrangements.
  • Review and lead supplier relationship management and performance within an assigned category
  • Proactively establish and foster successful, positive working relationships with vendor personnel.  Drive vendor engagement through formal and informal transactions.
  • Engage stakeholders to implement and execute vendor relationship management plan.
  • Coordinate and host vendor business reviews
  • Develop, track and manage yearly vendor plans for assigned vendors within the assigned category(ies) and ensure vendor compliance.
  • Coordinate vendor risk assessments and develop plans to track and address significant risks.
  • Serve as an escalation point for the business in resolving vendor performance issues. issue resolution.
  • Manage contracts and collaborate effectively with Corporate Compliance, Legal, Audit and Risk Management and other internal stakeholders for compliance activities to ensure regulatory conditions are met.
  • Research, analyze and provide data driven recommendations regarding compliance or audit level issue resolution and remediation.
  • Facilitate and monitor vendor implementation of relevant corrective action plans.
  • Develop new procedures, training, initiatives, specifications and recommendations for process or policy changes and improvements, as appropriate.
 Hiring Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree (where required)
  • 5+ -7 years of experience in related IT field

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $44.00/hr.

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