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Category manager i, software, strategic sourcing

Gap Inc.

This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted December 18, 2019.

OVERVIEW:The Category Manager I of Strategic Sourcing drives competitive advantage and value creation for sourcing initiatives they manage.

The Category Manager I has responsibility to execute transactions between Gap business units and suppliers for acquisition of software licensing and related support and professional services. He or she will manage all aspects of negotiating contract terms and pricing, as well as perform spend and data analysis, ensure process and policy compliance, perform market research, and facilitate ongoing support.

The Category Manager I will own planning, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategy for specific categories.

The Category Manager I will be responsible for developing effective relationships with business partners internally and externally at various levels.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage and execute sourcing strategies for specific categories through technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business’ short-term and long-term plans.

Has understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, market intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)Build and strengthen business partner relationships: successfully partner across functions and levels with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to achieve resultsBalance speed and urgency with cost savings in vendor negotiationsExternal Focus: Develop category knowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practicesAchieve defined category performance targets; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as neededEngages and establishes partnerships across Brands to collaborate, influence, and execute sourcing strategyApply resourcefulness, collaboration and influencing skills to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS contracts, which may cross business partner departments and may overlap with other sourcing categoriesQUALIFCATIONS:Business Acumen: category knowledge in the following categories (i.e., Marketing, Technology, Transportation, Logistics, etc).Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence.Ability to learn and quickly develop subject matter expertise.Sourcing Capability: manage, plan, and execute sourcing strategy to drive short and long-term results by leveraging market knowledge and collaboration and influencing with stakeholders.

Excellent prioritization skills with ability to adapt to change quickly.Drive for Results: Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an ambiguous environment to achieve high levels of performance and deliver sustainable results to the team.Experience: 4+ years professional experience in management consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain.Experience in a dynamic organization with experience in sourcing.Familiarity with various software licensing models (perpetual, subscription, SaaS, etc.).Familiarity with asset management and cloud computing concepts.Experience planning and leading negotiations a plus.Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or Advanced degree preferred.