IT Sourcing Category Manager
Location:
Alpharetta , Georgia
Posted:
December 21, 2016
Reference:
16008967-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.


We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.



Current Need

The Category Manager is responsible for strategic sourcing across a defined commodity space. This individual will leverage their knowledge of the IT Hardware, Cloud, and XaaS (anything as a service) categories to present market opportunities to internal customers and guide sourcing decisions with OEMs, Resellers, and Service Providers. Working hand-in-hand with IT, Legal, Finance and enterprise customers, the Category Manager will ensure that McKesson is buying the right service from the right supplier at the right price.  



Position Description

  • Owns category management for a subset of IT Hardware and XaaS
  • Works with internal stakeholders on current and future business opportunities
  • Converts potential projects into actionable sourcing events; drives people and processes to successful, timely completion
  • Creates RFX documents and other sourcing materials necessary to ensure leverage is created/maintained with suppliers
  • Generates costs savings through contract negotiations, demand management, technology transformation, and innovation
  • Researches industry trends to stay aware of technology, suppliers, and best practices
  • Communicates sourcing and technology opportunities to McKesson stakeholders
  • Creates an annual Category Strategy that examines the market, supplier offerings, current and future needs, and aligns with IT on a 1-3 year plan  
  • Operates within a consultative, programmatic seven-step sourcing approach
  • Maintains a Supplier Relationship Management program for our top strategic suppliers
  • Works with other shared services groups on contract development, including Legal, Finance, Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management, and Information Security
  • Manages risk through sound business practices, contract terms and conditions, and operational continuity plans
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Assists with developing, maintaining, and enforcing Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Conducts self and the category with the highest ethical standards, ensuring that decisions are objective and fact-based
  • Serves as point of escalation for commercial and contractual supplier issues
  • Provides weekly/biweekly updates on project status and opportunities

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
5+ years purchasing experience including 2+ years management experience

Critical Skills
  • Bachelor's degree (emphasis in Business, Finance, IT, or Sourcing/Supply Chain preferred)
  • Category knowledge and experience sourcing IT Hardware and IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Effective communication internally (stakeholders) and externally (suppliers) – at both the working team and mid/senior management level
  • Category management and/or strategic sourcing experience – demonstrated competency beyond procurement
  • Advanced IT negotiation skills, with examples of significant cost savings and avoidance
  • Robust analytical skills – capable of performing TCO analysis across several different suppliers and purchasing models
  • Familiarity with large OEMs and Resellers, as well as smaller challengers/disruptors
  • Previous success in a large enterprise environment

Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, ability to innovate, and the courage to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to multitask and work on several IT sourcing projects at one time

Education
4-year degree in related field or equivalent experience


Physical Requirements
General Office Demands


Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.
A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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