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Global Category Sourcing Manager - IT hardware and telecom

Job ID 65519BR Durham, North Carolina
The Global Category Sourcing Manager is responsible to manage and drive measurable improvement in Parexel's procurement strategies for his/her assigned categories. This role will support our IT hardware and telecom catetories. The incumbent performs assignments requiring a solid knowledge of the market(s) for assigned categories as well as procurement best practices, theories, principles and disciplines. S/he evaluates variable issues and risks; facilitates mitigation and resolution of issues and interacts with management on a regular basis.

S/he will oversee major global purchases and coordinate associated work with Business Analysts and Procurement Specialists with the support of the Category Leader. In this position, s/he will also be responsible providing best practice consultation and for collaborating with internal clients, qualifying and developing sourcing/supplier strategies. Ensure compliance and alignment with strategic corporate goals, contractual requests and stipulations from clients including risk management, GxP regulations, total cost of ownership. The Category Manager is accountable for the 7 step sourcing process for contracts generally valued at over $250k and for delivering annual multi-million dollar savings aligned with Corporate and SBU EBITDA savings goals.


Qualified candidates will possess:

• Three plus years of experience in category management, strategic sourcing and a total of seven to ten years of professional procurement experience.
• Demonstrated ability to manage medium to large global projects coupled with financial responsibility.
• Experience in negotiating contracts and knowledge of key contractual language
• Experience in a procurement role demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills and a track record of success working in a global, team-based environment.

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Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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