Director, Global Category Manager - Professional Services and Marketing

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, États-Unis New York NY US
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • S&P Global
  • 21 juin 18 2018-06-21

Director, Global Category Manager - Professional Services and Marketing

JobDescription :
The Global Category leader will be responsible for defining and implementing procurement strategy, processes and procedures across a number of S&P Global indirect spend categories including Professional Services and Marketing. Professional Services expenditure would encompass consultancy, financial services, freelancers and some business process outsourcing expenditure. Marketing expenditure would encompass Agencies, Content Distribution Platforms, Public Relations and Publishing.

The role will establish and coordinate global sourcing activities in specific spend categories and develop category plans based on business and product needs, supply market dynamics and technology and industry evolutions. This role will also partner with business leaders to manage demand based on business demands and financial budget targets. The primary objective of the selected individual will be to achieve the best total value while establishing strong partnerships with core product and service providers.

This is a truly global role with stakeholders in APAC, EMEA, LATAM and NORAM. The successful candidate will be joining a Procurement department on the start of its journey and the Global Category Manager will be given the remit and freedom to build a global solution that advances the procurement maturity and increases the value of both their assigned categories and of the broader Procurement function within S&P Global

Will manage demand based on business demands and financial budget targets. The primary objective of the selected individual will be to achieve the best total value while establishing strong partnerships with core product and service providers.
This is a truly global role with stakeholders in APAC, EMEA, LATAM and NORAM. The successful candidate will be joining a Procurement department on the start of its journey and the Global Category Manager will be given the remit and freedom to build a global solution that advances the procurement maturity and increases the value of both their assigned categories and of the broader Procurement function within S&P Global.

Key Accountabilities
Strategy and Planning
• Create and execute category management plans
o Identify and champion cost and demand management opportunities to drive procurement value
o Own and deliver Category Management efforts including, but not limited to, category planning, contract development and implementation, and vendor relationship improvement programs
• Develop on-going relationships with strategic vendors and functional/division stakeholders
Benchmarking and Research
• Conduct market analysis/ Gather market intelligence
• Develop RFx summaries and vendor evaluation matrices for engagement/vendor managers to evaluate vendor responses
• Provide competitive benchmarking by applying procurement and contract best practices; effectively search and utilize industry and market insights
• Engage and coordinate with functional subject matter experts, such as legal, tax, finance, risk, etc., in support of procurement initiatives
Sourcing
• Deliver RFP's/RFx's and provide sourcing recommendations
• Coordinate commercial negotiations and facilitate contracting process
• Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model and benefits tracking approach to be used during key sourcing events
• Generate market intelligence and vendor assessment reports and leveraging applicable information for all category planning and sourcing activities
• Coordinate financial impact with divisions/functions and Finance
• Understand key commercial risks in procurement
Reporting
• Work with Procurement Operations to deliver spend analytics and reporting metrics
• Establish KPI's for category performance

Additional responsibilities:
• Passion for the success of a procurement global business/shared services organization
• Strong customer service orientation, adept at cultivating and sustaining value-add business partnerships
• Focused on supporting the business divisions in meeting their priorities with an emphasis on spend, demand management and business process improvement
• Commitment to execute within agreed governance framework
• Ability to work autonomously and to 'own their value' within an organization
• An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to be innovative, pro-active and willing to operate at all levels of the company.

Reporting & Relationships:
• Direct to Report to Director of Global Sourcing
• Next Level Management, Vice President, Global Business Services
• Works finance and senior level decision makers

Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred.
• Minimum of 8+ years in a professional procurement function with a focus on multiple categories
• Proven experience sourcing for the HR Categories including the ability to negotiate complex decisions.
• Excellent project management, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills
• Ability to build strategic partnerships both internally and externally with key stakeholders and vendors with deep knowledge of vendors and trends to inform category planning
• Strong attention to detail required