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Sr Category Manager - IT (Individual Contributor Position)

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 229535
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION 
    
Oversight and implementation of the Supply Chain Process, Seven Step Sourcing Process; primary liaison with Suppliers and business unit stakeholders.  Manage multiple categories within and across business units. This is an individual contributor position reporting to our Principal Category Manager i.e. not a "Senior Manager." 
 

 PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 
    
1. Establish ‘master’ material and service agreements (blanket contracts) and support special projects as well as complex sourcing initiatives.  Participate in periodic ‘special project’ initiatives.  Accountable for category purchases (including tactical); become involved on an as-needed bases to resolve emergent issues.  
2. Maintain and own the position of primary contact for the resolution of systemic/recurring supplier/customer issues.  Develop close working relationships with supplier and end customers.  Monitor supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded; and performance meets customer expectations. Manage and/or support supplier alliance process and own/manage all supplier relationships.  Lead and/or support all supplier relationship development programs and suppler alliance periodic meetings. 
3. Manage categories and provide oversight and governance of associated purchases; perform category spend and risk analysis; and design and implement category and supplier risk mitigation strategies.    
4. Provide direction to contract administrators, procurement and sourcing specialists and other supply personnel, as appropriate, within assigned business and spend categories.    
5. Identify and implement sourcing and category management best practices.
6. Lead personnel (both within and external to Supply) to achieve objectives across related categories and/or across multiple sourcing initiatives. Prioritize competing needs and assign tasks to support strategic sourcing initiatives and other Supply projects, as appropriate.
7. Identify and manage category risks; and align category profiles with business unit needs, company direction, and Exelon's goals.    
8. Support the Business Units' Emergency Response activities as assigned.    
    

POSITION SCOPE 

Sourcing activities of one or more categories of technical or complex materials or services related to IT. 
Independent decision making while performing typical job duties. INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR POSITON.
Manage material or service categories within and across business units with consideration of total process life cycle costs, business unit needs, Exelon goals, and risk profiles. 
Continuous improvement of the Supply organization.
Availability for travel across Exelon sites, Supplier locations and business units; as business needs dictate.

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS 
    

Minimum:        

Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, science or related field with a minimum of five (5) years experience 
or High School diploma or equivalent, with nine (9) years of experience.     
Demonstrated project and change management skills.    
Demonstrated knowledge of category and supply management concepts with an emphasis on IT and software.    
Adept and persuasive communicator (verbal, written).        
Cross functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and external).        
Demonstrated data analysis capability.        
Demonstrated negotiation skills.  Ability to hold Suppliers accountable for performance.        
Conflict management experience.        
Technical aptitude (category-specific requirement).

Preferred:

Demonstrated understanding of ‘entire’ Exelon supply chain and cost drivers.    
Detailed specific category expertise related to software: Software license agreement negotiations.
Strategic supplier relationship building.
Enterprise wide direct negotiations.


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