Global Category Manager, Business Services

Location US-NC-Raleigh
Posting date 1 month ago(2/2/2018 6:52 AM)
Job ID
Finance, Operations

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

Apply your broad experience in the procurement of professional services while interacting with Red Hat’s leadership and executive teams. The Red Hat Finance team is looking for a Global Category Manager to join us in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will work as part of the Global Procurement team, which is organized into major spend categories including IT and telecom, marketing, business services, global workplace solutions, and travel. You’ll be responsible for engaging Red Hat’s stakeholders, setting procurement strategies, guiding strategic sourcing initiatives, negotiating contracts, and managing strategic supplier relationships related to Business Services team’s purchases. As a Global Category Manager, your work will involve areas like consulting services, contingent labor, financial services, education and training, employee benefits, or payroll. Your success will be measured against business metrics like savings, stakeholder satisfaction, supplier management, and business controls.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Partner with stakeholders and budget owners on appropriate spending strategies
  • Support stakeholders spend requirements and priorities by guiding procurement initiatives
  • Select supplier sources by guiding competitive sourcing activities
  • Manage activities related to sourcing, supplier evaluation, and business awards
  • Form contracts with selected suppliers to negotiate optimal terms and conditions
  • Build strategic relationships and manage supplier performance for key suppliers via stakeholder feedback and performance-based metrics
  • Ensure appropriate business controls are in place to reduce risk and protect Red Hat
  • Lead transformational activities to build procurement organizational capabilities and improve procurement efficiency

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or a related field; MBA is a plus
  • 5-10 years of procurement experience in various roles
  • Record of developing and leading strategic sourcing initiatives for professional or HR services purchases
  • Solid analytical skills in performing bid analysis, cost analysis, fair-value analysis, and scenario modeling
  • Complex problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and implement creative solutions
  • Solid experience with contract negotiations at senior levels
  • Experience building relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders and suppliers
  • Record of successfully persuading a wide range of stakeholders
  • Record of leading cross-functional projects with minimal amount of supervision
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a simplified manner
  • Customer service-oriented and able to work as part of a team; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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