Category Manager, Technology Sourcing in Jersey City, New Jersey at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING

  • Leading global provider of life insurance and annuity products with over 150+ years of industry success
  • Provides world-class customer service helping clients meet financial goals

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU

  • Committed to developing their collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages new ideas
  • Invests in strong team relationships – plans team and corporate events to foster
  • Exciting opportunity to interact with various departments in a high visibility role

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT

  • Establishes and executes category strategy relative to third party vendors with the purpose of rationalizing costs and obtaining the maximum value
  • Manages ~15-20 sourcing projects in parallel with high complexity level ensuring timely execution based upon project timelines
  • Works with both pre-established & new vendors performing spot-buys and RFXs
  • Negotiates and develops contract terms & conditions including SLAs & pricing
  • Leads vendor risk assessments (Information Security, Business Continuity, Physical Security, Financial Solvency to name a few) with domain experts including coordinating efforts across all stakeholders
  • Participates in global sourcing projects working with other entities to leverage the global spend
  • Ensure compliance with Procurement Policies in the US as well as globally

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS

  • 5+ years of technology sourcing experience including leading RFXs, negotiating terms & conditions and conducting financial analysis
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
  • Strong technical experience with an ERP system, Ariba Buyer or Sourcing
  • Knowledge of sourcing strategies and processes
  • Proven experience leading large, cross-functional strategic projects
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and often under tight timeframes
  • Strong partnering and collaborative skills as well as strong verbal, written & presentation skills
  • Advanced level of financial analysis and reporting skills.
  • Advanced skills working in MS Office suite
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Professional certification (CPSM, CPM, PMP) preferred

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