Collaborates on the development of the category strategies and drives execution with business partners. Develops and maintains deep expertise in the categories supported. Develops an understanding of the current category activity within STI and determine where Strategic Sourcing Management can have a greater involvement and drive value. Establishes targets and goals and tracks the category performance against them. Proactively engages project teams early in planning of major projects to understand requirements and develop plans/strategies. Compiles category profile details such as supplier performance, volume forecasts, and design specifications. Analyzes trends and dynamics of supply markets. Prepares category-specific performance metrics & dashboards Coordinates with businesses and Strategic Sourcing Management partners to develop select suppliers, negotiate and monitor their performance.Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. 6 years relevant experience in sourcing (and related functions). Knowledge of the market, suppliers and cost drivers. Demonstrated excellence in management of complex, high-value supplier relationships. Track record of success in supplier consolidation and driving spend to preferred suppliers, contracts, and frame agreements. Effective written and verbal communication skills. A high level of interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience in strategic sourcing for the following categories: Technology (e.g., Hardware, Software, Online Services/ASP, Outsourced Services) and/or Payment space (e.g., ATM/Debit/Consumer Credit Card, Commercial Purchase Card, Commercial Prepaid Cards, and Merchant Acquiring). Strong project management experience. Strong partnership development and analytic skills.
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