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Mgr, Category-Remote

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our
diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.
You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You'll have a role where you
can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.
At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and
development. It's this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.
Mgr, Category
Basic Purpose
For assigned categories in the Information Technology portfolio, the successful candidate will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas & strategies that will optimize total cost of ownership year-over-year.
Sourcing Project Execution
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop project requirements for relevant categories working with internal stakeholder s
  • Assist with the development and execution of detailed plans to establish new supplier relationships and nurture existing supplier relationships that will result in meaningful contractual arrangements to support category strategies and related sourcing projects
  • Providing regular and consistent measurement reports to internal customers that bring visibility on category level compliance and savings.
  • Identifying, qualifying, ranking and selecting appropriate suppliers in collaboration with stakeholders and others within the enterprise
  • Assist with developing negotiations strategies for non-complex areas and conduct negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers of assigned categories. The terms of contracts include pricing, cost savings/reduction plans, delivery terms, payment terms, risk mitigation plans, quality terms, product development plans, regulatory compliances, etc.
  • Analyzing risks and benefits of sourcing decisions and can clearly present proposals with this risk analysis
  • Making sourcing recommendations based on financial analysis, cost structure of categories, supplier alignment with Quest Diagnostics goals and strategies, and supplier position in their industry and marketplace
  • Leading cross-functional negotiating teams targeting key spend categories
  • Obtain buy-in for new projects that will assure Quest Diagnostics vision, goals and strategies are achieved.
    Supervision Exercised
    • None
      Education Preferred:
      • Minimum Required: BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required
        Minimum Required
        Work Experience:
        • IT contract development and negotiations
        • Experience/Ability to work in a matrixed organization
          • Supply Chain, Procurement, PM Certifications
          • Healthcare industry experience or knowledge preferred
          • 4 - 6years of experience in IT sourcing/ category management preferred
          • Experience with global sourcing initiatives
            Physical And Mental Requirements
            • Indicate any physical or mental demands that must be met to successfully perform the principal responsibilities of the position (e.g., routinely lift 25 pounds, sitting or standing for long periods of time.)
              Required Knowledge:
              • Software Licensing, Contract Negotiations and Development
              • Information Technology Hardware Products and Services
              • Telecommunications Products and Services
              • Data Center Products and Services
              • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
              • Consulting Services Onshore/Offshore
              • Statement of Work Review
              • Stakeholder Buy-in
              • Adaptability/Flexibility
              • Business Acumen
              • Communication (oral and written)
              • Financial Analysis
              • Negotiation
              • Problem Solving
              • Project Management
              • Relationship Management
              • Teamwork/Collaboration
              • Market Research
                • Ability to work under pressure
                • Strong work ethics with unyielding integrity
                • Advanced MS-Office user knowledge
                • Openness for new initiatives and a good listener
                • Experience in managing multi-functional projects.
                  Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patients come first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers' trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way.
                  We have a large recognized brand; we offer flexibility and autonomy, great support, pay and benefits and a comprehensive training and onboarding program.
                  All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
                  Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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