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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Category Lead (Information Technology)
Job ID: 819319455
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
Department: SCM Indirect Sourcing
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

The Senior Category Lead with UPMC's Corporate Supply Chain Department will be responsible for negotiate pricing, terms and all other components of tactical contracts, and will collaborate with various business leaders throughout the organization and major vendors and business partners. Deliver savings and enhance the competitive position of the corporation. With this role, IT negotiation and Data Privacy contracting experience is strongly desired.


Responsibilities:
  • Direct various cross-functional teams, including internal (Business Process Champion, Legal, Management Information Services, etc.) and external resources (consultants or contractors, and suppliers, etc.) toward implementation of sourcing objective(s).
  • Work closely with UPMC Legal to draft, develop, and finalize corporate agreements that limit UPMC's liability and clearly identify terms and conditions of said agreements.
  • Actively negotiate and administer intricate corporate agreements.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current industry trends and product/service development through participation in professional associations and related professional publications.
  • Ensure Supplier Diversity participation in bid processes.
  • Perform product and service cost analysis and access financial standing of vendors participating by conducting vendor presentations and site visits. Summarize responses and present recommendation to senior management.
  • Present sourcing and optimization strategies to senior management.
  • Develop and draft tactical and complex Request For Information. Benchmark competitiveness of existing agreements and identify opportunities to improve service.
  • Analyze corporate spending and develop critical sourcing/optimization strategies.
  • Present cost savings data with supporting detail on budget and staff impact of projects for senior management.
  • Develop and draft highly strategic Request for Proposal's that clearly and articulately define product and service specifications for bid process.
  • Develop vendor set to participate in process and summarize responses and present recommendation to senior management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and five years supply chain experience, 
    • OR a High School diploma and minimum of ten years of supply chain experience.
  • Supply chain experience must include at least 2 years Sourcing/Contracting experience.
  • Previous IT/data privacy experience very strong preference. 
  • Negotiating Cloud Contracts strongly preferred. 
  • Strong negotiation/communication skills, ability to provide exceptional customer service, financial and cost analyses, complex analytical skills, organizational skills, presentational skills, and be a self-starter. Knowledge of PeopleSoft Query, Crystal Reports and Microsoft Office is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Purchasing management designation/certification (CPM or APP) preferred.


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $35.66 to $60.38 / hour

Union Position: No

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