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eCommerce And Marketing Procurement
Ref No.: 15-02954
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 11/23/2015 to 05/22/2016
Job Title: eCommerce And Marketing Procurement
Location - Lake Forest, IL
Job Ref No - # 15-02954
  • The Assistant Category Manager Consultant eCommerce and Marketing (Consultant) is responsible for supporting the execution of category management strategies and activities and of strategic sourcing process and approaches for assigned categories/sub-categories.
  • For assigned spend sub-categories, plans, deploys and disseminates category strategies and plans and conducts sourcing projects by engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources.
  • He/She assists in effective strategic supplier relationship, risk and compliance management programs with regards to category management and supports the management of category benefits and other key performance metrics.
  • We will also consider someone with strong project management, negotiating skills, contracting, analytics, and esourcing skills if they do not have vs vertical acumen in eCommerce and/or Marketing.
  • Support the execution of category management strategies and activities and strategic sourcing process and approaches for assigned categories/sub-categories
  • Follow the uniform implementation of category management strategies and sourcing approaches
  • Support the development of RFx or eSourcing documentation/events based on category specifications/ requirements
  • Assist with supplier identification and outreach
  • Develop pricing models to enable easy supplier responses and award scenario analysis
  • Prepare reports to support benefits estimation and documentation
  • Develop recommendations and strategies to ensure adequate compliance monitoring, and benefits tracking
  • Assist in the development of a medium to long term demand plan for the category/ sub-categories
  • Support the monitoring and reviewing of spend/expenditure and/or consumption analysis data and revisit and review all projections to ensure that supply and demand are aligned
  • Assist in tracking and monitoring supplier markets of sub-categories during the duration of contracts (including benchmarking against industry / market standards)
  • Support negotiation strategy with fact-based analysis
  • Assist in effective risk and compliance management with regards to category management
  • Research and conduct supply market analysis across eCommerce and Marketing
  • BA/BS or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Experience in category management or strategic sourcing and pricing and contract T&Cs negotiations; negotiation aptitude
  • Strong in analytics; deep use of Excel and Access
  • Strong organizational, verbal communication and writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and work ethic
  • Category specific background would be an added advantage
  • Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM CPM / CPSM, APICS) would be an added advantage
  • Strong experience working with eCommerce and Marketing preferred but not mandatory