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Category Manager(Services)

Location: 

White Plains, US

Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Category Management for Services, the Major Projects Category Manager plays a critical role within the Strategic Supply Management (SSM) department by providing direct and indirect leadership to Strategic Buyer(s), overseeing the development of major project sourcing strategy, procurement plan, gathering market and intelligence, and conducting ongoing supply risk management for the projects.  

The Category Manager liaises directly with SSM Category Management, NYPA leadership and key business stakeholders to plan, forecast, resource and support the execution of the major projects across NYPA. 

The Category Manager plays an instrumental role, coordinating the activities of various SSM resources (category management, supplier diversity, supplier relationship management, and site procurement) to ensure the SSM deliverables are integrated, leveraged and consistently executed.   

The successful candidate will require strong leadership, project management skills and capabilities in order to assist with the development of procurement plans and collaborate with engineering, project management, operations teams, and other key partners.  #LI-VB1

 

Responsibilities

  • Support Director Category Management to create value, drive continuous improvement, and report realized savings by using strategic sourcing and category management best practices. 
  • Collaborate with teams and assist Buyers to develop category strategies and initiatives. 
  • Improve and introduce technologies, processes and systems to better manage usage and evaluation of purchases for goods and services to align to business requirements. 
  • Manage the sourcing and category management activities.  
  • Develop market analysis to understand supply and market for category, update category profile, execute category governance initiatives and total cost of ownership, evaluate demand to increase efficiency, modify Category Playbooks to identify and pursue savings, coordinate with other internal teams to drive demand/project planning. 
  • Perform regular and extensive financial reviews to assess category financial performance. 
  • Ensure internal compliance with Supply Chain and Procurement policies, procedures, strategies, and guidelines on an ongoing basis. 
  • Supervise negotiation contractual/legal matters of significance to the organization. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Think strategically, to proactively understand customer needs, and provide solutions to overcome obstacles. 
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with ability to build relationships with suppliers and technical and business resources. 
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple programs with varying competing deadlines. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to help develop technical requirements. 
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, quantify and utilize information to make recommendations that support business choices. 
  • Knowledge of sourcing platforms and enterprise resource planning, i.e. Ariba eSourcing, SAP, and other related systems and solutions. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in Procurement, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related functional area. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience. 
  • Utilities industry experience preferred. 

Physical Requirements

  • Office location: White Plains, NY.
  • Travel requirements: <5%, 

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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