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Global Supplier Services - Category Manager - Corporate Technology

Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

This Global Sourcing Category Manager role will report to a Sourcing Category Director and is responsible for leading the development of long term category sourcing strategy plans, along with the sourcing, contracting and execution for third party supplier spend across JPMC Lines of Business 'LOB' for select Corporate Technology software/hardware/SaaS categories. This position requires an experienced sourcing manager who will be able to develop relationships within the lines of business and coordinate with sourcing leads in Asia Pacific and Europe where required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of multi-year category and supplier spend management strategies within assigned categories
  • Conduct in-depth cost and spend analysis to develop target savings & cost reduction initiatives
  • Complete the following activities for material sourcing events:
  • Work with LOB clients and stakeholders to define requirements
  • Identify qualified candidate suppliers
  • Design and execute the competitive process
  • Complete supplier due diligence
  • Evaluate competitive offerings from suppliers and develop and present sourcing options that meet JPMC's business requirements
  • Conduct commercial term negotiations
  • Lead the contract development process

  • Partner and collaborate with:
  • Regional Sourcing colleagues
  • Local, regional and global internal stakeholders.
  • In-house Legal, Risk and Finance teams

  • Maintain compliance with all policy and procedural guidelines
  • Identify new service opportunities that address or anticipate client needs


  • Build effective and trusted relationships with senior internal clients and GSS peers.
  • Brings strategic thinking to spend categories to support execution of business strategies
  • Ability to deliver against tight timelines
  • Manage and maintain key supplier relationships
  • Ability to effectively challenge the status quo and "build an alliance" to deliver change. Proactive engagement with clients to identify and develop value added opportunities and comprehensive sourcing strategies
  • Achieve targets for cost reduction / savings, supplier optimization, risk mitigation, order & payment compliance, and preferred supplier identification


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in managing commodity or spend category spend with exceptional delivered results.
  • Interpersonal: ability to lead and influence execute level stakeholders
  • Thought Leadership: determination to drive breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement; sets a personal example
  • Market Research: ability to conduct market/industry/supplier analysis and synthesize data into a consumable format
  • Commercial skill/strategic negotiation ability, specifically in the area of information technology
  • Change Management: experience and proven ability to drive change with management direction but without having to be prescribed to
  • Project Management: ability to develop, plan and execute projects and create remediation plans and actions with timely updates to management
  • Communication Skills: ability to communicate effectively with internal sourcing and client stakeholders
  • Cost Modeling: ability to understand value streams, cost drivers and how to break down cost structures
  • Business Strategy Alignment: ability to understand business strategy and build plans to support it
  • Risk Management: knowledge of business risk factors and business savvy to minimize risk appropriately and communicate acceptance of risk factors when required.
  • Technology Acumen: advanced proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (especially advanced Excel) as well as Ariba analysis
  • Sourcing Methodology: strong knowledge of the key aspects of the RFI/RFP/RFQ and five step sourcing process
  • Legal Acumen: strong understanding and proven experience in interpreting and executing complex legal Master Agreements and Service Schedules. Contracting experience in the areas of "on premise" software licensing, software as a service licensing and technology professional services is preferred

Keywords: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Plano , Global Supplier Services - Category Manager - Corporate Technology, Other , Plano, Texas

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