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Category Manager - Sunnyvale, CA

Company: Tucker Parker Smith Group (TPS Group)
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Category Manager - Datacenter IndustryLocation: Sunnyvale, CAPay Rate: $55/hrStart Date: ASAP10 month Contract (potential to extend or convert)Department: ProcurementJob Category: PurchasingOn behalf of our leading global interconnection platform and data center provider client, we are seeking a 'Category Manager' to join a strong team with a passion for transforming digital ecosystems.In this special project role, you will will manage and lead a global project to improve our supplier contract compliance. You will work closely with our Legal team and other team leads to improve contracting quality and accuracy levels. We are seeking a proven leader with strong contract management experience looking to make an instant impact!Duties* Identifies category and supplier agreement contract gaps; proposes appropriate strategy to implement and execute new supplier agreements.* Consult with stakeholder team, and manage workflow to ensure that project goals are met* Apply best practice to eliminate unnecessary duplication and complexity across end to end process* Select and develop contract agreement standards with Legal to accelerate supplier agreement execution* Support internal stakeholders in the management of the supplier relationship to drive continuous improvement across all aspects of the end to end process* Utilize our internal Contract Management System to administrate agreements.* Generate and upload agreement into relevant document repository and add metadata to support Contract Lifecycle Management* Utilize Spend & Supplier Data to target and prioritize supplier base; rank supplier and segment suppliers accordinglyIdentify potential business benefit opportunities and work with Category subject matter expert to execute quality, cost and service improvements where applicable* Expedite internal approvals, gain stakeholder support and facilitate agreement resolution. Demonstrate execution.* Actively manage and optimize engagement approach to establish possible 'quick wins'* Engage suppliers directly to initiate contract discussions* Perform relevant supplier due diligence when required by the internal Enterprise Risk Management policy* Implement any supplier risk mitigations* Communicate extensively with internal and external stakeholdersEducation & Experience* Degree or equivalent education standard* Extensive experience in category and contracting management with a knowledge of services contracting procurement* CIPS or equivalent qualification in* Purchasing/Supply/Procurement preferred* Strong vendor management and negotiation skillsAnalytical, computer, problem-solving skillsPlease submit your resume in Word or PDF version to be considered.

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