IT/Telecom Category Lead in Herndon, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Herndon, VA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Number: R0029543

IT/Telecom Category Lead

Key Role:
Manage category and lead strategic sourcing initiatives for assigned spend categories across corporate function areas, including IT and communications. Collaborate with stakeholder teams to drive engagement and provide guidance, including applying functional expertise to developing and executing category and sourcing strategies. Conduct due diligence for complex procurement initiatives and lead tasks, including spend analysis, market research, competitive solicitations, supplier evaluations, cost or benefit analysis, and negotiation of contract terms and conditions, including warranty, indemnification, and liability provisions to mitigate risks. Manage supplier or client relationships, vendor performance, and contract management activities. Provide business counsel, resolve supply chain issues, and develop client relationships. Apply expertise in identifying business process improvement opportunities and helping to implement new tools and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:
-7+ years of experience with category management, including supporting its initiatives within designated areas
-Experience with applying a strategic sourcing process, negotiating terms and conditions of high impact supply or service contracts, and managing vendor or client relationships
-Experience with technical applications, including Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
-Experience with market research and its informational resources
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-Ability to work in a collaborative, high-demand, client-driven environment
-Ability to exhibit proven results and leadership qualities and interface with internal groups and teams at multiple organizational levels
-Possession of excellent analytical skills, including applying principles of technical and economic evaluation and using these evaluations as a basis for negotiation strategies and sourcing recommendations
-Possession of excellent negotiation, consultative, and interpersonal skills
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-BA or BS degree in Business preferred; MBA degree a plus

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