Category Manager – IT, San Francisco CA

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Company Information

Our client is a fast growing Fortune 1000 company

Job Location

San Francisco, CA


  • Manage $120 million in IT spend including software, hardware and telecom
  • Responsible to understand category deliverables, savings commitments, milestones and obligations, and establish a project plan to meet each
  • Take leadership role in translating council developed sourcing strategies/playbooks into client specific sourcing initiatives
  • Develop client category charter, baseline and market intelligence documents, sourcing strategy and category management approach per the 7 step sourcing process
  • Develop integrated (tactical and strategic) category sourcing strategy which delivers short term savings and drives category transformation through time
  • Provide category leadership and direction to Category Sourcing Buyers in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Responsible for on going category management (strategy management) activities including driving supplier performance, demand management savings and increasing category compliance
  • Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization, primary interface to key category stakeholders
  • Must have working knowledge of a global strategy within a large corporation.


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Jeff Flannery
About the Author:

Mr. Flannery has many years of executive search, supply chain consulting experience, supply chain strategy, and process improvement. He has managed consulting projects for several Fortune 500 clients on three continents, including: Raytheon, IBM, Union Bank of California, H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, Eaton, Nestle, and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Flannery holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration in Strategy from Indiana University.

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