The Hertz Corporation Category Manager, Global Procurement in Etobicoke, Ontario
The Category Manager is responsible to define, develop and execute on category and commodity strategies in collaboration with Global Procurement Leadership (GPL) and the Hertz business stakeholder. The Category Management will provide expertise in category sourcing, optimization, consolidation and rationalization and understand the market dynamics associated with all assigned categories. The Category Manager is responsible to deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement staying current with market trends and best practice.
Design and execute category projects including strategy development, benchmarking, supplier negotiation, SOW and SLA development, award recommendation, business case presentation, risk management assessment and contract negotiation.
Organize the establish multi-national category strategies with international Procurement resources by utilize strong analytical skills to develop end to end TCO strategies and challenge the way commodities are currently sourced
Provide knowledge and input to stakeholders by undertaking category research on competitive options and industry benchmarks.
Manage high volume of supplier contract negotiations requiring focus on competitive category, mitigating risk and SLA development
Provide leadership in the drafting of contracts and contract management
Able to redline contracts based on business needs
Introduce systems and processes that will improve the category process particularly in complex categories where category solutions must comprehend total cost of ownership
Partner with procurement operations supporting the implementation of Oracle ERP and new P2P processes with the supply base
Perform total cost of ownership evaluations. Stay current with competitive environment, monitoring and assessing changes that could impact category including, but not limited to supplier M&A activity, legislative change, and technology change
Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field; MBA desired but not required
Experience with a Fortune 500 company is preferred but not required
Analytical Modelling and experience in challenging current business processes
Experience working in a less developed system environment where category solutions require high level of data gathering from suppliers and internal stakeholders
Experience in designing & executing category strategies that consistently deliver measurable bottom line cost savings
Experience with contract language evaluation, editing and interactions with legal department
Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organizing/time management and problem-solving skills
Project management, category management, operations management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and negotiations.
Well-developed analytical thinking with a focus on business.
Experience working with diverse Category and Procurement (Operations/Supply Chain) stakeholders to address complex projects
Well-developed knowledge of Category/Category Management processes
Results oriented, excellent analytical, process and problem-solving skills
Team player with initiative and a positive attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal stakeholders.
Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent understanding of the English language
Highly detail oriented
Project and process management skills
Time management skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Passion for Customer Service & Stakeholder Success
Agility and Adaptability
Trust and Integrity
Use Insightful judgment
Display Global Perspective
Job ID 185572
# Positions 1
Category Supply Chain
Division CORP - Field Only
Position Type Regular Full Time