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Category Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

Ability to negotiate, review and finalize contracts
Expertise in Ariba and Scout
Understanding of R&D and Operations needs


*** Remote *** Local candidates are a plus ***

Job Details: Responsible for managing sourcing processes focused on Corporate Services categories that may include Legal, Human Resources, Risk Management, Financial Services and Management Consultants.

In addition, will also support the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies across all other sites.

Responsibilities include: leading the industry analysis to identify size of industry, leading players, and specific industry characteristics; conducting client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs; influence suppliers and stimulate innovation, process improvement, and cost management; developing a comprehensive category strategy based on customer and industry analyses and developing contracts with new suppliers or renegotiating existing contracts; lead the contract negotiation process and achieve best value for by:
1) leading the appropriate sourcing process for new and existing business requirements;
2) defining and executing the contract negotiation strategy; and follow-on contract management;
3) leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance the business partnerships. ; Skills: ; sourcing/procurement experience ; statistical analysis; excellent communication skills ; ability to work with and lead a team

Seeking 5 or more years of experience. Business degree/MBA or candidates with a science/lab background who have similar work experience.

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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