Kforce has a client that is seeking a Category Lead - Electric Procurement in Houston, TX.Key Tasks:
Category Lead will develop comprehensive category strategies that align with stakeholder goals and strategies by utilizing market intelligence, demand management, sustainability, supplier diversity and total cost of ownership
Identify and elevate areas of highest risk within the category and leads multi-functional teams to develop actionable risk mitigation strategies
Identify, successfully get support from the appropriate stakeholders, and delivers cost savings projects to meet organizational savings targets
As a Category Lead, you will develop and provide spend analytics, market research and cost modeling for internal purposes and to business unit client in support of category strategies
Build strong working relationships with key natural gas utility stakeholders
Leverage industry knowledge and technology to establish should cost models, identify opportunities for spend leverage and drive supplier negotiation
Category Leads actively monitor industry trends and best practices related to category assignments and incorporate them into category and execution plans and present to business unit clients as appropriate
Research and develop a working knowledge of the assigned commodities/services or areas of responsibilities, including how the commodities/services are made, rendered, specification requirements, and how the commodities/services are used by the Company
Work with business unit to formulate and define the scope and objective of purchases to fully understand entire purchase/service requirement and to assess risks
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required in strategic sourcing with responsibilities for large, complex negotiations and a proven record of achieving bottom-line savings for year-over-year sustainable cost reduction
Strong analytical mindset that translates to operational strategies
Experience with mentoring of junior sourcing specialists and is seen as a leader within the team/organization
Strong Excel skills
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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