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Category Manager at Trugreen

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Job Description:
Job Description

TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!"

Position Overview

Manages all facets of assigned procurement category to meet the sourcing and category management needs and requirements of the company. Manages all program related needs, issues and initiatives for the category.

  • Develops and executes short and long-term category management strategies based on business needs and market intelligence
  • Coordinates and negotiates Procurement of critical direct and/or indirect materials and services
  • Supports and executes Master Supply Agreement/Scope of Work, ensuring competitive price, quality, delivery, market place analysis, market place innovation and ensure surety of supply and services
  • Performs data analysis to understand historical and projected spend
  • Participate and execute negotiations utilizing a structured approach, approved terms and conditions
  • Owns supplier relationships based on assigned categories and monitors adoption of strategies and suppliers, to include the identification and tracking of service level agreements and performance indicators
  • Provides leadership and guidance on supplier agreement extensions or negotiations for a given category
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative, long-term relationships with strategic suppliers aiming continuous value creation
  • Accurately forecasts total cost benefit opportunities; develop economic projections on key goods and services affecting the business
  • Interfaces with stakeholders to ensure strategies are adapted to support company's needs and objectives

ā€‹Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required and 3+ years of experience in category management/strategic sourcing and pricing, contract T&Cs negotiations required or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of supplier relationship development and Industry experience preferred
  • Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM - CPM / CPSM, APICS) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sourcing and category management concepts, principles, practices and strategies
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions (e.g., indemnification, intellectual property, force majeure, amendments/exhibits, statements of work)
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Organizational, project and process management and leadership skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations
  • Business process analysis skills
  • Attention to detail and quantitative analytical skills
  • Ability to operate independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Negotiation aptitude

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to:
  • Sit, stand and walk
  • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach
  • Speak and hear
  • Use close vision abilities
  • Occasionally required to:
  • Lift or move up to 10lbs
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Noise level
    • Low to moderate
  • Adverse Conditions
    • Minimal

      TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

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      TruGreen performs pre-employment testing.

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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