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Global Category Manager / Specialist

Pontoon

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location-pin Bangalore, State of Karnataka, India
location-tag 9477
SUMMARY:

The Global Category Manager provides procurement and supplier partnership expertise to our team in the areas of strategic sourcing and category management with strong commercial and contractual experience. The Global Category Manager will provide consistent supplier approach to our team, clients, program teams and the supply chain in order to effectively manage and optimize the programs. The role will deliver high-quality, innovative and cost-effective methodologies to support our clients while taking into consideration the engagement of suppliers. The expectation is that the Global Category Manager will engage, innovate and grow client’s business by leveraging suppliers to increase productivity, performance and growth within a fair and competitive environment.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Develop, lead and execute global, regional, and country supply chain strategies in coordination with key stakeholders for a client’s MSP program.
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Lead cross-functional supplier qualification and sourcing activities ensuring the engagement of and buy-in from key stakeholders through the process.
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Responsible for managing suppliers’ effectiveness and productivity within the MSP program, by measuring supplier performance and success against agreed upon metrics, KPIs and SLAs.
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Assess and recommend supplier strategies that will improve client’s satisfaction.
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Develop, issue and share supplier scorecards quarterly.
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Prepare and present executive summaries about suppliers’ performances and gaps to senior leadership team, program teams and client sponsors or executives within an agreed upon frequency.
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Use data, statistics and industry benchmarking and business experiences to make recommendations to optimize the supply chain and strategy.
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Partner with Pontoon and client’s diversity management teams to meet diversity goals and spend while exceeding client’s expectations and requirements.
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Partner with legal teams to develop, review and negotiate supplier related contracts (Supplier Agreements, MSA’s, SOW’s etc.).
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Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders through regular communication and value-added category management support.
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Assess and evaluate supplier business practices, capabilities, competencies, innovation, health and growth potentials to recommend targeted suppliers that would exceed in responsiveness, financial viability, innovative and risk mitigation strategies, while delivering the best quality candidates.
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Analyze and deliver strategic communication to suppliers about performance and expectations while developing corrective action plans and remedies towards success.
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Assist with supplier bid and RFX initiatives to engage the best suppliers with optimum strategy to meet client’s needs.
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Support the creation of fair and competitive business practices in support of client objectives. Prepare performance analysis and ensure optimal performance of suppliers.
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Align supplier selection, agreements and processes to meet client’s cost-saving goals by suggesting supplier strategies that would allow win-win results.
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Prepare and present executive summaries about strategy, diversity, cost-reduction, budgets, performance, innovations, bid or RFX awards to senior leadership team, and client stakeholders.
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Prepare and present formal client presentations within or outside of QBRs with clear methodology of assessment steps, action plans and recommended changes.
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Develop and partner with Pontoon program management teams and client stakeholders to conduct supplier regular summits or forums.
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Remain up-to-date on industry best practices, procurement and supplier management and category trends to drive improvements.
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Act as a mentor with stewardship leadership skills to junior team members, including cross-training where required.
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Establish and maintain strong, fair and ethical relationship and partnership with global suppliers to ensure Pontoon and client’s business goals and objectives are met and exceeded.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience.
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Minimum six (6) years of work experience, with four (4) years of global procurement experience with a proven track record measured by increased responsibilities. Consulting or Contingent Workforce procurement experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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Ability to work in a collaborative, global team environment that fosters advanced and effective approaches to sourcing strategies.
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Highly proficient in strategic sourcing initiatives including developing and presenting strategic sourcing strategies, aligning stakeholders, developing RFX’s, conducting analysis, presenting results, negotiating, contracting, and implementing results.
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Ability to influence senior stakeholders with clear demonstratable sourcing strategies that lead to positive outcomes for our clients.
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Outstanding project management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment in order to prioritize projects and multi-task to meet deadlines and changing business needs and deadlines.
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Excellent analytical/spend management skills and ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free analysis in a timely manner.
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Action-orientated and consultative approach to be able to follow up on feedback to ensure positive outcomes.
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Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to be able to communicate effectively with leadership, client and supplier stakeholders.

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