ADM Category Leader, Procurement: Information Technology - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois
Category Leader, Procurement: Information Technology - Decatur, IL
Category Leader, Procurement: Information Technology – Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.
The Category Leader partners with the IT Business Unit to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies that are aligned with corporate vision and business goals. The manager will implement strategy through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation and supplier performance management, using ADMs 7-step sourcing process.
Partner with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and develop sourcing pipeline to drive cost reduction, improved supplier performance, demand management and reduced risk. Ensure strategies remain aligned with business goals over time
Lead and manage the Procurement Planning and Sourcing process for major initiatives
Direct and execute strategic sourcing strategies/initiatives/events
Apply market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunities
Prepare and issue requests quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliers
Develop and implement contractual framework in close collaboration with legal, IT & other teams
Establish short and long term category metrics and TCO savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders.
Handle supplier expectations and key performance metrics.
Incorporate E-procurement standard methodologies into all sourcing events
Serve as a single point of contact for suppliers to ensure maximum leverage.
Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits.
Collaborate with risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies incorporate meaningful laws, regulations, and risk policies.
Act as change agent and advocate for Procurement as a valuable function.
Pricing, Commercial & Legal terms
Customer solutions focused
Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making
Procurement & Sourcing Systems
Global awareness (culture, currencies, geography, political)
Ability to influence and lead outcome
Outcome oriented approach
Educational and Experience Requirements:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Information Technology, or related field is required.
Master’s Degree in Business is desired.
Minimum of eight (8) years professional work experience with six (6) years IT Category management with experience of technology based agreements for global companies, specifically Enterprise Software, SaaS, IT Services & Solutions and IT outsourcing, with in-depth understanding of various contracting models, is strongly desired.
Experience IT Program Management is preferred
Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities
IL - Illinois
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
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