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Category Lead

  • Job ID: 679565399
  • 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
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.17 to $50.94 / hour

Description

Whether you’re looking for a collaborative team setting, a career path that can lead to leadership, an excellent work-life balance, or experience with an industry leader, our Category Lead opportunity offers many ways for you to get involved!

As the Category Lead, you will negotiate pricing, terms and all other components of complex contracts and will collaborate with various business leaders and cross-functional teams throughout the organization as well as major vendors and business partners. This position supports indirect categories and not clinically focused items. This position will be responsible for delivering savings and enhancing the competitive positions of the corporation while limiting UPMC liabilities by implementing corporate agreements for products and services.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Present cost savings data with supporting detail on budget and staff impact of projects for senior management.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current industry trends and product/service development through participation in professional associations and related professional publications.
  • Analyze corporate spreading and develop critical sourcing/optimization strategies.
  • Actively negotiate and administer intricate corporate agreements.
  • 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.
  • Develop and draft complex Request for Information.
  • Ensure Supplier Diversity participation in bid process.
  • Present sourcing and optimization strategies to senior management.
  • Develop and draft highly strategic Request for Proposal's.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years supply chain experience, OR
  • A High School diploma and a minimum of 8 years of supply chain experience.
  • Supply chain experience must include at least 1-year Sourcing/Contracting experience.
  • Knowledge of Ariba is preferred.


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


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct