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Deloitte IT Sourcing & Category Management Consulting Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Supply Chain & Network Operations (SCNO) IT Sourcing & Category Management Manager Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in sourcing and procurement - someone who gets excited about the possibilities of turning data into insights into savings on a daily basis in a highly collaborative environment? Do you like that think-tank feel and ability to share new ideas with your colleagues? Interested? Read more about our opportunity!

Work You'll Do The IT Sourcing and Category Management Manager is responsible for selling sourcing projects, leading category management planning, strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations, and ongoing supplier management programs in support of IT organizations. This role leads a team that partners with key stakeholder at client accounts, identifies and sells and then leads the delivery of IT cost reduction programs.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Identify IT sourcing opportunities and drive sales across sub-categories of Hardware, Software, Telecom, and IT Services

  • Build out IT category knowledge and strategies for IT sourcing and cost reductions

  • Stay up to date on industry trends and leading-edge practices

  • Lead teams to source IT spend for clients

  • Synthesize findings into actionable insights and robust sourcing strategies

  • Develop complex total cost of ownership models

  • Present finding and recommendations to client executives

  • Finalize consulting decisions by guiding teams through large complex negotiations and contracting process

  • Build maintain and manage relationships with key client stakeholders and delegate action to teams to address escalated issues to ensure client satisfaction

  • Act as IT sourcing subject matter expert and show a deep understanding of category cost drivers and market intelligence

  • Work with clients and suppliers to identify continuous cost improvement opportunities

The Team Our team helps clients transform their value chains into competitive advantages. We drive efficiency, improve flexibility, and increase responsiveness through proactive insights and decision-making. We advise, implement, and operate transformational solutions that bring world-class supply network and operational capabilities to our clients. We provide operational know-how, digital technologies, advanced analytics, and industry-specific hybrid solutions to deliver unprecedented client value. Additionally, we improve operations, product, and material flow across the breadth of the value chain and create greater supply network synergy and value through M&A events.

Qualifications Required

  • 12+ years of industry and/or consulting experience in IT sourcing, supplier management, or category management

  • Experience leading sourcing teams, implementing and delivering large strategic sourcing and or cost reduction projects

  • Project management experience

  • Experience with MS Office suite (e.g. Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% (While up to 50% travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)

    Preferred

  • Experience with visualization tools, such as Tableau

  • CXO facing experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • Experience leading teams

  • Experience with IT categories (ex. IT hardware, software, IT services and Telecom)

  • MBA

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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