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Category Manager - Real Estate and Construction

Company Name:
Kenna Group
The Category
manager
is responsible for a critical role with accountability for
real estate
and Construction spend across a global organization. This role owns development of the initial category strategy as well as monitoring and maintaining the implemented strategy on an ongoing basis. This role will have the following responsibilities:
Build a short and long term category strategy that aligns to overall Lines of Business' strategy
Oversee category strategy implementation activities to deliver the expected business value
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders to ensure strategy alignment to business needs over time and that the supplier base is capable of supporting the strategy
Provide category specific subject matter expertise and insights to internal clients and regular status updates of all projects to leadership
Leverage current and future business requirements, market intelligence, and historical spend to develop innovative category strategies that drive cost reduction, enterprise consistency, and business value
Establish category metrics and savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders. Create a category specific initiative pipeline that will forecast and direct procurement projects and sourcing activities
Implement the category strategy by directing sourcing activities and demand initiatives. Develop and lead cross functional teams to execute on strategy
Maintain expertise in the spend category through relationships with sourcing teams, business units, suppliers, market experts, and global/regional liaisons. Know and apply value chain and value stream concepts
Identify business enablement opportunities and provide category related insights and recommendations. Provide commodity knowledge to internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with Sourcing Teams, Line of Business Leaders, and key stakeholders. Share ownership and accountability for driving and delivering results through agreed upon strategies. Ensure strategies remain in alignment with business goals over time
Accountable for driving communication and reporting to keep internal clients informed of progress and benefits
Work with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies account for relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies
Act as change
agent
and advocate for procurement as a value added function
Travel (including international) may be required for strategic planning, project coordination and implementation
Relocation may be required - negotiable

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree
MBA or advanced degree in related discipline preferred
CPM or CPSM preferred
Experience:
5-7 years of category procurement experience, designing and implementing successful Category/Sub-Category strategies for Fortune 500 company, preferably in the financial
services
sector
Real Estate and Construction category management experience
Proven track record of leading large, complex, category management activities at enterprise level, including multi-geographic programs. Ability and experience coaching in Category Management leading practices
Innovative Thinking: Proven ability to connect ideas,
events
, and circumstances to find category management solutions to business problems or goals
Applies flexible approach(es) to achieving category management results in dynamic situations
Skilled in change adoption, change management, and resource assessment
Ability to work independently. Energetic and self-motivated
Experience influencing others to voluntarily adopt Category Management practices
Strong analytical and financial skills
Strong oral and written communication
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Project, and Excel

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