Robert Half Technology Category Manager in Chicago, Illinois
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Req ID: 04860-9500769149
Functional Role: Project Leader/Manager
Postal Code: 60607
Requirements: Contract to Hire SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing procurement programs and strategies for multiple categories in the Information Technology space (including cloud, infrastructure , security, on-prem software, hardware, and consulting services), with a focus on balancing superior service to IT functional clients with maximized value for the company of items purchased. Key competency expectations: Procurement
Understands deeply and can utilize most procurement processes, tools, and systems
Requires limited guidance Negotiations
Applies negotiation techniques and tools in most situations
Requires limited guidance Category Knowledge
Understands deeply and can utilize most category management processes and tools
Develops sourcing plans and strategies
Requires limited guidance Financial Knowledge
Comprehends and draws insights from most financial data, statements, and models
Requires limited guidance Contractual
Executes complex contracts in accordance with policies and processes
Requires limited guidance Risk Management
Rigorously identifies, prioritizes, mitigates, and monitors risks Customer Relations
Works well with multiple customers
Develops and applies a well-defined, thorough approach to customer relationship management independently Supplier Relations
Works well with multiple suppliers
Develops and executes against a robust supplier relationship strategy independently Project Management
Deep knowledge and experience with project management processes and tools
Ability to manage complex projects independently Financial Analysis
Assesses the viability, stability, and profitability of complex initiatives / projects
Requires limited guidance Communication
Writes effective business communications independently and adjusts style for intended audience
Effectively presents own work in both informal and formal settings Category Expertise
Possesses a general understanding of category dynamics and drivers with deep expertise in multiple areas Advanced Analytics
Assesses data accuracy, validity, and integrity
Understands or performs most advanced statistical analysis Process Excellence
Participates as a Six Sigma project team member
Reviews process improvements for projects Professional Development
Effectively manages and leads employees
Sought after by peers and junior employees for coaching; recognized as a people developer an emerging leader
Active and effective mentor REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor's degree; agriculture business, animal science, business administration, economics, or engineering preferred. Experience: 7 – 10 years of experience in related field; strong technical and operational knowledge of manufacturing processes; familiarity with business and contract law as applied to supplier relationships required; Animal science/husbandry experience will enhance position effectiveness. Exposure to global sourcing is a plus. Computer Skills: Standard computer skills; experience in spreadsheet, database and statistical analysis are necessary. Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; formal presentations are required.