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Category Manager, IT and Telecom

The Global Category Sourcing Manager is responsible to own, manage and drive measurable improvement in PAREXELS procurement strategies for his/her assigned categories. The incumbent performs assignments requiring a solid knowledge of the market(s) for assigned categories as well as procurement best practices, theories, principles and disciplines. S/he identifies issues and risks, facilitates mitigation and resolution of issues and interacts with management on a regular basis. S/he will oversee major purchases and coordinate associated work with Business Analysts and Procurement Specialists. In this position, s/he will also be responsible for collaborating with internal clients, qualifying and measuring the performance of the supplier base. Ensure compliance and alignment with strategic corporate goals, contractual requests and stipulations from clients including risk management, GxP regulations, cost reduction and avoidance.QualificationsSkills
€ Ability to perform with independence and judgment.
€ Knowledge of category management, business and supply chain management practices, theories, principles and disciplines.
€ Demonstrated success of leading global teams to achieve quantifiable results.
€ Highly motivated with ability to help drive change in a decentralized/matrixed organization.
€ Project management skills and results oriented.
€ Solid business acumen accompanied by solid and reliable interpersonal skills.
€ Effective negotiation and influence skills.
€ Track record for cultivating strong relationships with client and supplier stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction.
€ Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large
amounts of data.
€ Experience in planning and implementing change.
€ Second language a plus.
Education
€ BS in Business, Finance or Supply Chain. MBA Preferred.
€ C.P.M or equivalent professional certification preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
€ Two plus years of experience in category management and strategic sourcing of IT Hardware, Maintenance and Telecom.
€ Demonstrated ability to manage global projects coupled with financial responsibility.
€ Experience in negotiating contracts and knowledge of key contractual language
€ Experience in a procurement role demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills and a
track record of success working in a global, team-based environment.EEO DisclaimerPAREXEL complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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