Global Category Director, Professional Services
Company: Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Location: Center Valley
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Working Location: PENNSYLVANIA, CENTER VALLEY
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Job Description The Global Category Lead, Professional Services,
will lead all aspects associated with negotiation, acquisition, and
management of goods and services for Olympus' Professional
Services. This role has the critical responsibility of developing
and aligning category strategies with business partners needs
across the enterprise and identifying and managing a supply base to
drive growth & profitability across all Olympus' BU's. The role
executes and delivers contracts in support of all Professional
Services category projects and purchases globally. The position is
responsible for developing, aligning and implementing standard
work, tools and templates to support the procurement process while
working with regional sourcing managers to leverage global
opportunities and suppliers. Reporting to the Head of Global
Procurement Center, the Global Category Lead for Professional
Services will nteract with Corporate and BU leadership, supporting
corporate and business functions, legal, strategic business
partners and procurement leadership. Categories include:
Consultants, Purchased Service Agreements, Integrated Facility
Management, Marketing/Advertising, Human Resources, Contingency
Labor MSP program and others as assigned.
Job Duties * Responsible for creating and assuring strategy
development, execution of procurement processes and supplier
relationship management for the Professional Services Category.
Serves as an active and valued member of sourcing leadership
* Develop relationships and communication strategies with internal
partners to identify business needs and align supply base to
achieve strategic direction.
* Develop & implement multi-year category strategies with goals to
increase spend with preferred suppliers. Provide leadership and
oversight of the sourcing process to ensure spend is awarded to
provide the maximum value to Olympus.
* Lead the development and negotiation of contracts through the
contract lifecycle maximizing value while minimizing risk. Partner
closely with legal to support efficient contract review, contract
negotiation and contract finalization.
* Identifies strategic priorities and removes barriers for the
implementation of Professional Services strategies. * Responsible
for execution of indirect purchasing process in support of
Professional Services requirements.
* Develop standard work to support Professional Services purchases.
Through development of training and standard work, increase
Professional Services procurement team member's capacity and
knowledge of Professional Services commodity strategies.
* Develop and track metrics to measure success and effectiveness of
Professional Services sourcing. Deliver on annual financial and
non-financial targets for the portfolio regionally or globally,
including cost savings.
* Demonstrated experience in working in cross-functional teams
across multiple continents. Collaborate closely with Regional teams
as to identify areas of improvement, market and suppliers'
knowledge, and follow-up on key contracts.
* Ensure Global Procurement Center policies are adhered to with all
Job Requirements REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or similar
field, or a minimum of 10 years of experience in Procurement,
Business, Finance, or required.
* Minimum of 5 years in an indirect procurement function with a
* Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in leading Professional
Services sourcing initiatives.
* Sourcing experience in the development and management of a global
supply base is required.
* Ability to travel up to 25%
* Experience developing and implementing strategies across an
* Demonstrated success includes supplier development across
regions, responsibility for high-level negotiations,
leading/participating on multi-functional projects, and team
* Strong project management experience.
* Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, all
* Experience managing and partnering with suppliers as well as
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent
We realize work isn't just a job to you.
It's a big part of your life, but not the only part. That's why we
offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus
program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition
reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave,
on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks - so you can be
ready for where life can take you.
Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the
medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as
well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years,
Olympus has focused on making people's lives healthier, safer and
more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease,
furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and
capturing images of the world.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley,
Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout
locations in North and South America. For more information, visit
Olympus...True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.
It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and
advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, national origin (including language use
restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress
and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth,
breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth
and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression,
sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental)
and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran
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Posting Notes: -- United States (US) -- Pennsylvania (US-PA) --
Center Valley --
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