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Senior Category Manager, IT Hardware

Minimum qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain & Operations Management, Finance, Business, related area or equivalent practical experience.

+ 12 years of business experience and 8 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience.

+ 5 years of category strategy development and strategic sourcing experience within a technology category.

+ Experienced with team management and working in technology procurement environment.

Preferred qualifications:

+ Master's degree in a technical field or MBA.

+ Experience working in the Technology Industry.

+ Experience participating on cross-functional and/or global teams.

+ Experience supporting initiatives from strategy to execution and delivering results while managing multiple tasks with strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.

In the Google Procurement Organization (GPO), our aim is to unlock value for Google to reinvest in what matters most. We do this by bringing velocity, efficiency, and security to buying at Google, while partnering deeply across Google to deliver solutions fit for purpose. As a centralized organization operating in a high complexity environment, we bring "one voice" to stakeholders and suppliers to ensure the best outcomes. Our organization fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation while providing opportunities for ongoing career growth and development. As a Category Manager, you will partner closely with key stakeholders to help shape and implement procurement strategies for developing and driving holistic category strategies, managing stakeholder relationships, and bringing excellence to Google-wide sourcing, supplier, and contract management.

+ Determine key performance indicators for hardware category, usage and sentiment, and deliver reporting to stakeholders across the organization

+ Manage hardware life cycles including: creating a refresh/renewal calendar, building a documented, collaborative evaluation and certification process, and developing action plans for upcoming refresh/renewal dates

+ Develop an overall cost reduction plan, managing category performance versus corporate savings goals and financial models

+ Implement supplier management programs including metrics, performance goals, and improvement initiatives

+ Develop should cost and total cost of ownership models for the category and ensure the alignment of category plans and strategies to business priorities and functional objectives

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Senior Category Manager, IT Hardware

Full time
Chicago, IL

Published on 04/14/2021

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