• Category Manager - Information Technology

    TruistCharlotte, NC 28230

    Job #1377510301

  • Req ID: R0030954Specific information related to the position is outlined below. To apply, click on the button above. You will be required to create an account (or sign in with an existing account). Your account will provide you access to your application information.Need Help?Should you have a disability and need assistance with the application process, please request a reasonable accommodation by emailing Accessibilityor by calling ~~~. This email inbox is monitored for reasonable accommodation requests only. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.Regular or Temporary:RegularLanguage Fluency: English (Required)Work Shift:1st shift (United States of America)Please review the following job description:Truist's Sourcing and Supply Management (TSSM) division is a talent destination for exceptional financial/sourcing professionals looking to be part of a best-in-class organization. The TSSM team is currently seeking a Senior Category Manager for Information Technology, withthe goal to create and execute against a strong category strategyacross IT, effectively manage supplier and business relationships, manage and reduce category expense and drive key sourcing activity for the IT Software category.Primary duties and responsibilities:* Develop and execute complex category strategies aligned with business goals and budgetary targets* Drive key sourcing events and negotiations, leveraging the full suite of sourcing capabilities of the TSSM department.* Bring category SME to optimize license structure across key 3rd party relationships, facilitating business growth while ensuring effective cost management* Work with Business to execute against the corporate IT plan, providing key insight into 3rd party capabilities and industry trends.* Set guidelines for sourcing support functions such as Procurement Ops, Contracting, Spend Analytics, Risk, Diversity, Accounts Payable, etc. to ensure an effective sourcing process and end-to-end supplier management approach* Work with broader sourcing team to set category baseline, conduct market analysis, clean sheet analysis, RFIs, RFPs, etc.* Act as liaison with Stakeholders / Business owners for specific category escalations including being accountable for category prioritization and pipeline management* Develop and maintains strong advisory working relationships with key business, operations, and technology stakeholders* Champion third party risk management process compliance and Supplier DiversityRequired Skills and Competencies:* Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent education and related training* 8+ years' experience in IT sourcing, 3rd party relationship function for IT products / service, or in relevant IT product and services sales* Extensive experience negotiating agreements and managing complex vendor / client relationships.* Subject Matter Expert in Information Technology / Software licensing and management, including extensive knowledge of market characteristics, cost and fee structures, competitive environment and key trends* Excellent understanding of how business needs drive category requirements* Experience with sourcing techniques, tools and processes* Experience working with a diverse set of category-relevant internal business constituents* Ability to act as a thought leader and strategic thinker to partner with stakeholders across a range of levels and organizationsDesired Skills and Competencies:* Master's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience* Experience in utilizing Ariba eSourcing ToolsTruist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.Thank you for your interest in Truist! BB&T and SunTrust have come together in a transformational merger of equals to create Truist, the premier financial organization in the country. You may notice references to our legacy company names, BB&T and SunTrust, in places throughout this site. All such references should be understood to refer to Truist moving forward while we continue to transition to the Truist name.EEO is the Law Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision E-VerifyThank you for your interest in Truist! BB&T and SunTrust have come together in a transformational merger of equals to create Truist, the premier financial organization in the country. You may notice references to our legacy company names, BB&T and SunTrust, in places throughout this site. All such references should be understood to refer to Truist moving forward while we continue to transition to the Truist name.© 2017 SunTrust Banks, Inc. All rights reserved.SunTrust is federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc.