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Procurement Category Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 2021.2.14.323527
    • Job Location: Islandia, NY
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 26, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • JOB EXPERIENCE: 2 Years
    • SAP Category: Professionals and Managers
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Job Description:

  • Responsible for purchasing activities and results related to non-production materials and professional services
  • Duties include contracting specialized service companies, indirect materials and technology providers, driving operating costs out, while cultivating relationships with business partners [internal/external]
  • Negotiates and contracts from a position of knowledge of the scope-of-work at hand, commercial models, competitive offers, and costs drivers
  • Builds networks with organizations and professionals offering knowledge-based services, capital equipment and supplies
  • Addresses contract and performance management issues, as needed
  • Aligns purchasing approaches with business strategies, requirements and specifications
  • Act as an intermediary, ensuring proper purchasing governance - Drive due process and criteria for scoring bids and tenders
  • Empowers, motivates and coaches team members

Experience and Skills:

  • Demonstrate evidence of cost savings projects and negotiation skills
  • BS Degree in business or logistics, engineering, finance, accounting and/or law with 5+ years purchasing experience 
  • Strong skills and solid experinece in developing and negotiating contracts
  • Prioritizing and managing time; People
  • Some travel required



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