Indirect Procurement Category Manager

Direct Hire South Portland, Maine
  • Location: South Portland, Maine
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18079

Our client, a finance technology company based in Maine, is seeking an Indirect Procurement Category Manager to add to their growing team. 

As an Indirect Category Manager, you are responsible for executing sourcing strategies to support initiatives and projects for a potential broad spectrum of categories, including but not limited to Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Facilities, and Sales.

Primary responsibilities include: the execution of competitive market analysis; the development of category management plans; supplier consolidation, stakeholder/vendor relationship management; contract and price negotiations, facilitating RFx initiatives, procurement system and process enhancements, and the day-to-day management of assigned contracts to drive savings, improve business processes and comply with all corporate and legal policies.

Successful candidate will need to be able to develop long-standing internal business partnerships in a fast-paced cross-functional environment. This position interacts with multiple internal customers and stakeholders across all levels of the managerial hierarchy and will serve as the lead or secondary support resource for the assigned categories. The position will collaborate with leadership in each functional area to establish both short- and long-term objectives and will help lead cross functional teams utilizing standard procurement and category management principles to achieve their goals.

A combination of project management experience, critical thinking, an ability to communicate effectively, and strong negotiation skills will be required. Candidate is expected to participate in M&A integration efforts to maximize efficiency and savings.

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing or related field
  • 3+ years Indirect Procurement experience in either a Category Management or Strategic Sourcing role
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. CPSM, APICS) Training or experience with LEAN, PMP, and/or Six Sigma practices
  • Experience working in the Financial Technology or Payments Solutions Industries
  • Ability to configure and enhance contract life-cycle management and/or P2P tools

Salary will depend on experience.  Compensation package includes full benefits including both short and long-term incentive plans. 

ProSearch is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

 

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ProSearch is Maine’s premier staffing and recruiting firm. Our job is to connect great people with great opportunities. Established in 1994, ProSearch helps Maine’s top employers build their teams by recruiting just the right people – from temp/temp-to-hire, to IT consulting, to direct hire- for just the right positions.

ProSearch is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.