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Global Category Management Technology Services - Executive Director

Company: Chain IQ
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Title: - Global Category Management Technology Services - Executive Director Location: - London, GB Navi Mumbai, GB Singapore, GB Sydney, GB Munich, GB Tokyo, GB Wroclaw, GB Sheung Wan, GB Bucharest, GB Pune, GB Z--rich, GB Jersey City, GB Baar, GB Chicago, GB Grand-Lancy, GB Shanghai, GB Date: - Sep 1, 2023 About Chain IQ Chain IQ is an Independent Global I ndirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide . Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. - We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices -to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ's approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact. It is an exciting time at Chain IQ and the team in -London is looking for a - Global Category Management Technology Services - Executive Director Chain IQ generate value far beyond cost reduction. We transform our client's indirect procurement towards a -world-class, resilient, ethical and digitalized end-to-end function. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas, with opportunities to develop in a fast-growing multiclient company with excellent career prospects and fostering of personal development. Our ambition is to strengthen the existing highly experienced team to provide the best in industry support to our growing client base. This is a hybrid role with a combination of office and home-based working. Role Purpose Global Category Managers are key subject experts and seasoned professionals that operate across Chain IQ's client portfolio for their respective area of expertise, ensuring Chain IQ continually drives best practice and that Client's derive maximum value. -
- Responsibilities Develop and execute Zero-base Category Strategies

  • Support Client Service Delivery on specific Sales/Business Development for new or existing client engagement
  • Develop future category strategies in close collaboration with Chain IQ clients
  • Develop, propose, oversee and execute saving -opportunities
  • Set the specific category standards according to overall Chain IQ category methodology and industry benchmarks
  • Translate market insights into actionable category strategies and tactics that drive measurable results
  • Maintain market knowledge (trends, developments, etc) within the category and "owns" related best practice insights which are utilized to support and training Chain IQ delivery organization Develop supplier partnerships and co-innovation
    • Explore supplier partnerships to co-innovate products, services and business models
    • Develop contractual arrangements that incentivize performance
    • Maintain relationships with category specific suppliers to keep aware of supplier trends Accelerate digital and analytics adoption
      • Leverage spend analytics to build competitive advantage and counter margin pressures
      • Analyse data and insights to determine industry and client trends
      • Design and build digital solutions Transform client to future operating model (BPO) and ensure delivery
        • Provide end to end ownership of IT category strategy on a global, cross client basis
        • Develop and update Category Strategy for client, renewed in a 3 year cycle and in cooperation with the Clients senior stakeholders
        • Supports Chain IQ client teams to understand, own and drive relevant category strategies
        • Optimizing buying channels, to ensure efficient transactional procurement
        • Works in close collaboration with Chain IQ delivery organization across all clients to support them in ensuring ongoing optimization of relevant category including global savings opportunities
        • Defines, communicates and maintains category strategies and plans
        • Supports high value, complex sourcing opportunities as required from time to time Requirements
          • Broad subject matter expertise in the IT category
          • Strong negotiation skills with experience in contract management for IT
          • Recognized as having deep category expertise by peers, clients and external supply base alike
          • Strong IT background and proven track record in comparable position. 10+ years progressive procurement experience typically gained in a major organization/consulting organization or from General Management experience from having managed IT from the business perspective
          • Previous Category Management experience or proven success in an organization with demonstrable category management discipline
          • Proven track record of delivering results in complex, matrix environments
          • Has the gravitas to actively engage with the most senior level management in Clients' organization We are Great Place to Work-Certified--- 20221 - 2022 We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored. Please let us know if you require any assistance during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs. Furthermore, please be advised that if you submit an application to us for this position, your application and personal details will be processed in accordance with our -Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates. Important notice to Employment Businesses/Agencies: CHAIN IQ does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact our CHAIN IQ recruitment team to obtain prior written authorisation before referring any candidates. In the absence of such written authorisation being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of CHAIN IQ. CHAIN IQ shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site

Keywords: Chain IQ, Chicago , Global Category Management Technology Services - Executive Director, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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