Category Portfolio Group Director - Administrative Services, Facilities & Construction
Johns Hopkins University
March 1, 2018
The Category Portfolio Group Director – Administrative Service, Facilities & Construction reports to the Chief Procurement Officer and is responsible for leading a team to maximize company profitability for assigned categories to achieve established annualized savings targets. This position optimizes value across company expenditures by leading the acquisition of business and professional services. It owns development of the overall category portfolio and the individual category strategies, and is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the implemented strategy on an ongoing basis.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Builds a short and long term category strategy that aligns to both the overall University strategy and the individual division's strategy
Oversees and leads the team in managing category strategy implementation activities leveraging current and future business requirements, market intelligence, and historical spend to drive cost reduction, enterprise consistency, and business value
Develops and leads direct team as well as cross functional teams to execute on strategy
Works directly with senior leadership of the University as an internal consultant and partner on matters of sourcing strategy, category lifecycle management, contractual commercial concerns and vendor performance management.
Build linkages and understanding between Procurement and other University business disciplines
Proactively support multiple division leaders by serving as a resource to identify opportunities and drive results
Facilitate change management with cross-functional teams and key contacts throughout the organization
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with stakeholders to ensure strategy alignment to divisional needs over time as well as work collaboratively with Johns Hopkins Health System where interests align
Provides category specific subject matter expertise and insights to internal clients and regular status updates of all projects to leadership
Establishes metrics, savings targets and monitor performance for the category portfolio, and communicate these to stakeholders
Creates a category specific initiative pipeline that will forecast and direct procurement projects and sourcing activities
Maintains expertise in the spend category through relationships with the internal customers, suppliers and market experts
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with divisional leaders, clients and key stakeholders.
Directs the processing and maintenance of purchase orders, contracts and proposals for clients and vendors, per the spend category
Accountable for the negotiation and establishment of preferential commercial terms with suppliers and directing and reviewing related legal contracts
Works with contract administrators/legal, internal audit and other related compliance groups to ensure category strategies and supplier contracts account for relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies
Directly supervises category managers and leads and is responsible for the training/coaching/development of these personnel
Acts as change agent and advocate for procurement as a value added partner
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, Business Strategy or related discipline. MBA or advanced degree in related discipline is strongly preferred. CPM or CPSM preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of progressive procurement/sourcing experience, designing and implementing successful sourcing strategies across a broad range of spend categories. Minimum of 4 years' experience with sourcing Administrative Services or Construction and Facilities.
Special skills and knowledge:
Innovative Thinking: Proven ability to connect ideas, events, and circumstances to find category management solutions to business problems or goals
Applies flexible approaches to achieving category management results in dynamic situations
Skilled in change adoption, change management, and resource assessment
Keen negotiation skills
Ability to engage and build relationships with Sr. leadership as an internal consultant and trusted partner
Strong contract knowledge of both commercial and legal terms
Familiarity with applicable state and federal laws and regulations helpful
Experience in use of eSourcing tools to enable optimal strategic outcomes
Ability to work independently. Energetic and self-motivated
Ability to influence others to voluntarily adopt category management practices
Strong analytical and financial skills
Strong oral and written communication
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Project, and Excel, eSourcing Rfx tools
Knowledge of SAP a plus
Classified title: Category Portfolio Group Director
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 8:30am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exempt
Department name: Central Procurement
Personnel area (School): University Administration
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