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TJX Procurement Sr. Category Manager in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Procurement Sr. Category Manager

Brand: TJX Corporate


Marlborough, MA, US

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Status: Regular

Functional Area: Global Sourcing and Procurement

Discovery is at the core of everything we do - whether it’s a great value, incredible style, or building long-lasting partnerships with people around the world. That’s what makes TJX different. You can find it all across our brands: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense. Every one of our brands has one thing in common: environments that are always changing. That’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships, and even about yourself. Come discover what different can mean for you.

As a Sr. Category Manager you’ll act as a strategic business partner to assigned category areas, collaborating on the development and execution of sourcing events and negotiation strategies for relevant areas of spend. You will partner with functions to apply best in class sourcing processes and demonstrate your knowledge of our off-price business model through the guidance you offer during the vendor selection and negotiation process.

The Skills That Will Make You Successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 7+ years diverse strategic sourcing experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships, you are the face of Global Sourcing and Procurement to many of our external and internal strategic partners.

  • Knowledge of multiple categories and/or industries as well as current trends, preferably in a retail or other large scale multi-locational environment

  • Strong presentation skills with experience presenting information to executive leaders.

  • Highly analytical approach, using your exceptional Microsoft 365 Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Experience/track record managing multinational stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Leads cross functional teams in the execution of low to high value.

  • Developed team/direct report leadership and management experience.

  • GEP, Coupa or similar e-sourcing/P2P experience.

  • Preferred certifications (any of the following) CPSM, SCMP or CIPS.

    The Responsibilities You Will Have

  • Develops and leads cross-functional sourcing and supply management strategies that contribute to optimizing over $4.9B of annual indirect goods and services spend.

  • Builds and executes global strategic category plans including demand management via sophisticated tools and methodologies in collaboration with internal global business partners.

  • Evaluates and actively challenges current product or service requirements across all TJX brands and geographies.

  • Looks for opportunities to leverage multi- divisional, multi- region requirements and aggregate spend to create larger sourcing pools for increased savings and value.

  • Studies and tracks global strategic market dynamics and their implications on cost, quality and risk

  • Anticipates global trends and manages their impact on products and services.

  • Systematically and strategically searches for innovative products, services approaches and strategic models such as off-shoring, out-sourcing, consortia development, best country sourcing and more.

  • Develops and implements communication strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information across all levels of the organization.

  • Manages global strategic supplier relationships while balancing tradeoffs of risk, quality and cost.

  • Manages the rationalization of supply base for all categories under responsibility.

  • Maintains fair, respectful and productive relationships with all TJX suppliers and reinforces positive brand image within the supplier community.

  • Leads contracting and contract compliance within specific categories and finds opportunities for improvement with the functions and operating divisions.

  • Stewards the value created by GS&P and collaborative teams to partners and senior management to reinforce commitment and involvement.

  • Develops negotiation plans aligned to desired outcomes, drives negotiations.

  • Manages, coaches, and mentors direct reports and develops them for future growth within the function and organization.

    The Value You’ll Deliver

    The TJX Global Sourcing and Procurement (GS&P) organization is a trusted partner to our myriad business functions. As a Senior Category Manager, you’re a trusted advisor who provides value to your partners through your sourcing expertise and industry knowledge.

    Your Brand within the TJX Community

    Through your work with other groups you’ll be recognized as someone who drives strategy, cost improvement and develops strong relationships across TJX!

Discover Different at TJX means opportunity, teamwork, and career growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people that work together to deliver the best value and style in the business. Our inventory is always changing and our approach is continually evolving, which means every day is another chance to Discover Different.

We care about our culture, but we also prioritize the tangible stuff - competitive pay, great benefits, and a great group of people.

We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

Posting Notes: Marlborough || MA