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Senior Category Lead

  • Job ID: 931990793
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: BIO - Admin
  • Location: 1020 Madison Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $35.66 to $60.38 / hour

Description

The UPMC Biotronics department is seeking a Senior Category Lead to assist with negotiating 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.

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 5 years supply chain experience is required. 
    • OR a High School diploma and minimum of 10 years of supply chain experience is required.
  • Supply chain experience must include at least 2 years of sourcing/Contracting experience.
  • 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.


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