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Senior Category Manager - Chandler, AZ, United States

Company: Sonora Quest
Location: Chandler
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:
Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:
Purchasing-Ref Lab

Work Shift:

Job Category:
Supply Chain

Who you are:

  • You are a courageous negotiator; familiar with contracts and have executed multiple successful negotiations
  • You thrive in a fast paced, complex and dynamic environment; possess strong organizational skills and multitasking capabilities
  • You are a problem solver, take action and think outside the box
  • You effectively communicate, have superior interpersonal skills, present information clear and professional, lead teams effectively
  • You are a self-starter, able to prioritize tasks within a changing business environment
  • You are a team player, flourish being part of a team; enjoy collaborating and brainstorming with others
  • You demonstrate good judgement when selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • You possess financial and business acumen, understand total cost of ownership and cost modeling; analytical
    This position leads Strategy Development & Deployment, Supplier Relationship Management, Savings Initiatives, Supplier Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management across Categories of Materials, Equipment and Services of up to $100M in Annual Spend and a supplier count of up to 500, maximizing value to the company while minimizing cost from vendors and suppliers. Provides high quality procurement services to meet the needs of internal customers. The incumbent is accountable for developing efficiencies and for finding new opportunities to reduce supply cost through effective vendor negotiations. Promotes sound and ethical contracting and purchasing practices between the company and the vendor community and develops and maintainins positive vendor relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

    1. In the area of Strategy Development & Deployment: Develops new sourcing strategies to drive competition, identifies new grow suppliers, creates simplicity through supplier rationalization, develops emerging market strategies, develops full lifecycle sourcing strategies, links to Operations, supports Platform Transitions (Identifies, negotiates, tracks and implements initial phases, supports other phases), sustains business continuity plans (to overcome disasters), performs project management of strategic initiatives and maintains Grow/Maintain/Phase-Out Supplier designations.

    2. In the area of Supplier Relationship Management: Leads supplier business reviews, acts as escalation point for late/incorrect payments and logistics issues, from within organization. Develops Grow opportunities (or Maintains/Phase out relationships) and proliferates organizational initiatives/systems.

    3. In the area of Savings Initiatives: Negotiates contracts, supplier claims and supplier contributions, adds targeted parts to contracts, identifies dual source opportunities and executes. Ensures lowest possible contract pricing is used by Buying Team (SQL/LSA/Quest/Banner), understands material market movements and effects on parts and acts as P&L Leader for Categories Owned.

    4. In the area of Supplier Contract Management: Negotiates with suppliers to support save, contract penetration and other deliverables for initial contracts, additions and supporting through the lives of contracts, negotiates PIA/NDA and lead Stakeholder Reviews and Approval for supplier contracts, monitors, assesses and re-bids or re-negotiates, regularly evaluates and revises as appropriate company participation in programs such as medical supply agreements, service agreements, capital equipment agreements and pooled purchase agreements, monitors vendor and company/facility contract compliance and performance.

    • Bachelor's degree in a related field and five (5) years' of directly applicable experience.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.
      • MBA/Master's Degree. Six Sigma or Lean Certified.
      • Project Management Certified.

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