Global Category Manager - Procurement - IT Vendor Management

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Global Category Manager – IT VMO

Job Description

BMC helps customers run and reinvent their businesses in the digital age by tackling their IT management challenges, championing their innovation, and celebrating their success.
Every BMC employee has the potential to have a tremendous impact on customer success—and when customers thrive, we all do.

BMC offers bold and fearless career-seekers like you the opportunity to expand your skills, your network, and your horizons as you work to enable customer growth and innovation every day. You will be surrounded by peers who inspire you, drive you, support you, and make you laugh out loud, in an environment that fosters individuality, respect, and personal ambition.

The Global Category Manager is responsible for managing assigned global category’s or categories’ suppliers and spend. This includes internal business partner relationships, supplier relationships, contracting, negotiations and category strategy.   

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand and source suppliers to meet requirements while addressing budget, service levels, and other total cost of ownership (TCO) factors.
  • Negotiate supplier terms & conditions such that key business requirements (cost, price, specification, quality, logistic, legal, reliability) are fulfilled.
  • Develop and lead global category strategy with business partners.  
  • Gather and analyze spending data, as well as local, regional, and global market data to ensure competitive pricing through all phases of contract negotiations.
  • Research and apply market intelligence on trends and local / global opportunities.
  • Exercises judgment within defined policies and procedures to determine appropriate action.
  • Develop and implement category management tools and processes to enhance spend analytics and customer service.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report supplier performance.
  • Lead strategic relationships with critical suppliers providing secure and cost-effective sources for relevant products and services.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with relevant internal stakeholders, proactively engage with internal customers to understand their plans and future needs as well as manage proactive reporting.
  • Consistently provide feedback to upper management regarding status of projects, activities and/or initiatives.
  • Establish self as expert on category subject matter knowledge including technologies, theories or techniques.

Capabilities & Competencies for Success:
  • Proven track record of applying Procurement principles, theories, and concepts to achieve optimal results.
  • Working knowledge of contractual terms and conditions.
  • Ability to plan and organize project and sourcing schedules and meet all deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate well in both verbal and written form, with emphasis on negotiation and supplier relationship skills
  • Strong background in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Intellectual curiosity that drives analysis and continual education
  • Bachelors degree or better in Supply Chain, Finance, or other Business Discipline, with proven track record of academic success
  • 7-10 Years Supply Chain work experience
  • Experience in the IT Telecom / Networking category is preferred, but not required.  
It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.