KPMG Manager, Category Management Lead for Non-IT Professional Services in Boston, Massachusetts
Business Title: Manager, Category Management Lead for Non-IT Professional Services
Requisition Number: 104590 - 40
Function: Business Support Services
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KPMG is currently seeking a Manager, Category Management Lead for Non-IT Professional Services to join our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Team.
Create a market leading category management strategy for the firm's Non-IT Professional Services demand; provide category expertise in Professional Services and consulting to maximize total value and minimize third party risk; create a preferred supplier program
Drive and execute strategic sourcing projects, (RFP's, RFI's, RFQ's), to deliver exceptional total value; perform complex data analysis and build financial models (pricing models, savings forecasts, make vs. buy decision models)
Lead, support and conduct successful negotiations; work with legal and other areas to ensure proper representation and enforcement of critical terms and conditions
Build strong and trusted relationships with business partners in order to build influence, challenge the status quo; educate and enforce compliance and adoption to procurement policies
Work with suppliers and key stakeholders to manage supplier performance against contracted contractual obligations and service levels; drive continuous improvement, and innovation; identify performance issues, determine root causes and work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to resolve.
Advocate for increased supplier diversity, supporting ESG and DEI goals
Minimum eight years of recent related work experience in category management, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management in professional services or consulting procurement
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; Master's degree from an accredited college/university is preferred (MBA or other relevant degree/certification highly desirable)
Strong ability to engage, influence and collaborate with suppliers and senior management in a strategic and tactical manner; open to feedback and coaching
Able to think critically and creatively; capability to execute on multiple projects, RFXs and contract negotiations simultaneously; demonstrated analytical, financial and problem-solving skillsets; organizational and project management skills to include stakeholder management and meeting facilitation
Familiarity with Procurement technologies available in the marketplace today; outstanding MSFT Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to adapt one's approach depending on the audience
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