Sr. Category Manager

Twitter,, QA, Monitoring, IMPACT, Consulting
Full Time
$100,000 - $120,000
Work from home available

Job Description

Codeworks is an IT Services firm in SE Wisconsin, known for our strong commitment to quality and for our direct client relationships.  

 Who We’re Looking For!...

In the role of Sr. Category Manager working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be part of the Procurement team.  The  Sr. Category Manager will be responsible for leading the category team covering multiple areas of purchases or a significant total spend (between $300M-$1B.)  This will include developing appropriate category strategies, sourcing strategies, negotiations, delivering cost savings and other financial metrics and managing supplier and stakeholder relationships.

 You will lead departmental operations in Procurement towards the vision of a high performance team culture and drive change management initiatives to continually improve our process operations to meet World Class Operations Standards. 

This position reports to Director of Procurement and works closely with cross functional teams.

 The Responsibilities:

Defining technology sourcing strategies for IT products, services, solutions and digital platforms aligned to business unit objectives and priorities.

  • Working closely with stakeholders to lead major sourcing programs, including collaborative relationships with procurement teams and overall project management.
  • Developing and managing a high-performance technology sourcing team responsible for supporting all technology supplier-related and sourcing-related functions.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends that have an impact on the technology sourcing strategy, through external advisory services, internal vendor management teams and good working relationships with existing and emerging strategic vendors used by the enterprise.
  • Presenting all pertinent supplier and/or industry trends to stakeholders and immediate management, and proposing updates and improvements to existing strategies.
  • Develop, through a collaborative and inclusive approach, a technology sourcing strategy that delivers against corporate IT and business strategy priorities, and translates corporate IT and business imperatives into effective IT sourcing strategies.
  • Identify and evaluate the best options for supply, which may include acquisition of technology products, outsourcing or insourcing, or other alternatives.
  • Strong contracting skills especially in Software as a Service contracts and large scale technology platforms such as SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft, etc.
  • Daily management and on-going development of team members within the category team
  • Manage suppliers, including scorecarding and active KPI monitoring
  • Maintain an annual cost savings target of $3M-$10M per year
  • Responsible for managing and reporting on category annual operating planning cycle, including yearly planning activities

  The Other Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years in technology sourcing and/or procurement and/or vendor management with people management skills is expected, with at least four to five years as a technology sourcing or category manager.
  • Demonstrated leadership, including team leadership and organizational skills, in a cross-cultural environment in a job with a similar level of responsibility
  • Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements.
  • Strong experience in negotiating large enterprise deal structures with major IT suppliers in Outsourcing, Telecom, Digital and SaaS categories.
  • Excellent contracting skills and ability to interact with various other support functions- Legal, Finance, Risk Management.
  • Experience leading large-scale or enterprise sourcing activities.
  • Other functional experience — particularly in IT, business strategy, business analysis and financial analysis including strategy formation and business case development.
  • Knowledge of the sources of data and analytics to support the development and execution of sourcing strategies
  • Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements.
  • Strong ability to translate stakeholder requirements into technology sourcing practices and business outcomes.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders through strong communication.
  • Outsourcing (including business process outsourcing) or digital business experience and contract negotiation is an advantage.
  • Comfortable in addressing strategic supplier relationships, and developing strategies that look to reduce overall cost or risk.
  • A broad understanding of technology sourcing trends and their potential implications to the business. Including global technology product and service market.
  • Experience leading key technology negotiations.
  • Experience in beverage or fast-moving consumer goods
  • SAP experience is desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, but MBA or Masters is preferred

About our Client—

Our client is a global beer and beverage company committed to building great brands with a deep sense of responsibility to the community.

Local candidates to Milwaukee area will be given priority. If you feel that you meet the qualifications listed above and are open to working in the Milwaukee area, please forward your resume in Word format to .



Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with an office in Madison, WI—Codeworks has over 23+ years of experience serving Fortune 1000 companies in Wisconsin as well as our client's national locations. Our recruiting team is extremely good at evaluating, advising, and connecting IT professionals with new opportunities that will satisfy their expectations both in salary and opportunity for growth.

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Dice Id : 10110708
Position Id : KH49993
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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