University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Category Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3092559 Company Job ID-EB-9688011332Job Summary: The Category Manager performs daily activities associated with the sourcing and procurement of products and services, and manages a team of Procurement Specialists. This position manages the supplier database to include supplier capabilities, cost analysis and key performance indicators. This position provides supplier pricing and market analysis to support contract negotiations.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Executes daily purchases as appropriate.Work within cross-functional teams in RFx development and execution.Perform cost/value analysis of supplier products or services.Maintains supplier information within supplier database.Monitors trends in the service supply or product markets.Monitors service levels and takes corrective action when necessary.Negotiate agreements (SOW, SLA, etc) with potential suppliers.Investigates and initiates alternate sourcing as appropriate.Investigates and initiates cost savings opportunities.Analyses and corrects as necessary Accounts Payable discrepancies.Formulate strategic sourcing options.Working safely is a condition of employment.Must be able to follow all safety policies and procedures.Qualifications:Minimum five years experience is preferred in general procurement with high customer service requirement.Ability to review and understand general instructions.Strong problem solving skills.Strong communication and interpersonal skills.Assists in the training of new employees.Ensures that the team can adapt to new situations, issues and objectives.Encourages creative ideas and develops solutions that benefit the business.Translates business goals into concrete objectives and individual performance plans.Recognizes and respects differences.Focuses the team's attention on goals and objectives during times of uncertainty.Focuses the team on increasing customer satisfaction through the implementation of higher value solutions.Ensures self, team members and customers are effectively working togetherSolid knowledge and support of formal RFx processes.Solid knowledge and support of sourcing/procurement activities.Facilities management understanding.Proficiency is required in Microsoft applications with emphasis on Microsoft Excel.Proficiency in E-Sourcing tools and their applications an advantage.Experience in ERP systems (SAP preferred).P.S.M. desirable.Four year degree in business, supply chain management or equivalent combination of education and experience.We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled