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Hewlett Packard Enterprise advances the way people live and work. We bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.
We’re solving the world’s most complex challenges, and our people are at the forefront of progress.
The Sourcing Category Manager will be responsible for managing commodities/categories worldwide, including goods and services that support the company and its customers. Will set category strategies; supply base development to meet the company and customer requirements; and supplier contracting and negotiations; supplier qualification; and establishing quality processes / resolving quality issues. Will have emphasis is on strategy, supplier development, negotiations, business relationships, quality, cost, assurance of supply and predictability. Will develops the company procurement strategies, policies and tactics required to achieve objectives. His primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals. Will adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and subcontracts.
In a typical day as a Sourcing Category Manager you would:
- Lead the analysis of a specific commodity data and industry trends or leads an individual supply chain sub- category; reports results to managers.
- Participate as a senior member on a cross-functional team (may lead specific projects).
- Meet with Stakeholder managers to understand business priorities and translate them into procurement plans; comprehends the industry and the Marketplace.
- Utilize supply chain and financial modeling tools.
- Participate in Supplier Selection Activities.
- May lead activities for less complex domains.
- Assess the supply base of category.
- Negotiate and contracts with suppliers.
- Engage with low-complexity suppliers.
- Monitor supplier performance.
- Execute risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operation strategies.
- Identif common contract risk areas.
- Negotiate acceptable contracting outcomes using pre- packed solutions.
- Advise program level business representatives on fundamental contract risk areas.
If you have…
- First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
- Typically 4-6 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.
- Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills.
- Strong knowledge and use of procurement tools and applications.
- Strong communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
- Basic Project Management Skills.
- Basic ability to develop suppliers
- Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills; basic influencing skills.
- Mastery in English and local language.
- Ability to create a contract using standard company contract templates with supervision.
- Applies cause and effect thinking to identify common contract risk areas.
- Capable of applying pre- packaged contract solutions to obtain acceptable outcomes.
- Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles.
- Good understanding of the company's business units and the company's business strategy.
• A competitive salary and extensive social benefits
• Diverse and dynamic work environment
• Work-life balance and support for career development
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