1+ months

Manager, Category Management (HR, Legal, Finance) - P205024

Riverwoods, IL 60015
  • Job Code
    P205024

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Manages and controls Discover Financials spend through category and supplier management best practices with the purpose of reducing total cost of ownership by leveraging effective negotiation and indirect sourcing strategies, tools and processes, and mitigates risk through contract development for category products and services acquired throughout the organization. The category manager role will be responsible for developing, advancing, and ensuring execution of the strategies for DFS, including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract management, and category spend and market analysis. Ensures all processes and actions are in compliance with company and Regulatory policies and guidelines. Category Manager will support HR, Legal and Finance teams in sourcing and managing third party purchases.

Responsibilities
  • Develops a direct relationship with key stakeholders and assists in business forecasting, planning, and implementing strategies. Works with internal clients to help them better understand Sourcing's role, processes, and procedures. Develops, maintains, executes, and updates Category Spend Strategy and works with Facilities to create projects to implement them accordingly. Facilitates strategies through RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs in accordance with the developed strategy.
  • Oversees the purchasing process from order creation through receipt of goods and services and invoice payment. Tracks team metrics on volume, processing, and approval times and drive efficiencies as needed. With the assistance of the Facilities Analytics and Chief of Staff, implements controls necessary to ensure the appropriate documentation exists that provides evidence of an accurate and low-risk process, paying particular attention to approvals and separation of duties.
  • Creates quarterly dashboards that organizes and presents data that track Category spend, contract dates, and goals and objectives (savings targets, sourcing projects, spend under management, etc.). Creates and delivers effective and tailored presentations to senior management around plans, strategies, results, and purchasing metrics.
  • Develops market data and benchmarks to stay in touch with market conditions. Analyzes spend data through reports, purchase orders and invoices, contracts, bid letters, quotes, vendor reports, and additional sources to accurately identify scope of category, total spend under/outside management unit costs and supplier-comparative analytics to drive out opportunities and adjust strategies accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Liberal Arts, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 10+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Liberal Arts, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field, including people management
  • In lieu of a degree, 10+ years of experience in Sourcing, or related field, including people management
  • Project Management, Lean Six Sigma

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



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Industry

  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-07-13 Expires: 2019-09-05

Welcome to Discover
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