Job Description :

-The Category Specialist position will be responsible for category management and contracting activities supporting the Global Professional Services Category team
-Accountable for the successful execution of category plans, sourcing, negotiations, supplier management, local market intelligence and contracting processes
-The Category Specialist will identify and develop relationships with business unit stakeholders and suppliers to meet business unit objectives
-Applied knowledge of Supply Chain Management particularly in Category Management
-Strong understanding of the recruiting, labor, staffing industry, contingent labor, workforce planning, and professional services
-Ability to plan, negotiate, and manage contracts as well as follow contracting processes
-High potential to develop strong business and commercial acumen
-Ability to facilitate a cross-functional team in problem definition, solution development, and execution
-Ability to work on a team, build consensus, and resolve issues
-Proactive, engaged, and professional communicator who can establish good stakeholder relationships
-Can accountably set and deliver against deadlines
-Practice in procurement systems including GEP Smart, Ariba, procurement modules such as eSourcing, Contracts, and procurement operations.
-Demonstrated ability to conduct various types of assessments and analyses to fully understand unfamiliar markets and recommend strategies
-Ability to develop a sound business case based on analyses
Required Qualifications:
-5-7 years finance related experience required
-Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills
-Gleans new ideas, processes, and tools from external sources for continuous improvement to projects
-Brings innovation and positive business change from suppliers
-Expert ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data
-Expert ability to accurately document and record customer/client information
-Expert leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback
-Expert knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to labor
-Expert knowledge of supply chain management.
-Previous experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
-Bachelor's degree in finance or a related business field required
Preferred Qualifications:
-Supply Chain Management certificate or similar
-CPSM/CPPM/CPP - Certified Professional Supply Management
-Certified Professional Purchasing Management
Interview Process:
-Teams Video Meeting or in person

Required Skills : Word
Basic Qualification :
Additional Skills :
Background Check :Yes
Drug Screen :Yes
Notes :
Selling points for candidate :
Project Verification Info :
Candidate must be your W2 Employee :Yes
Exclusive to Apex :No
Face to face interview required :No
Candidate must be local :Yes
Candidate must be authorized to work without sponsorship :Yes
Interview times set : :No
Type of project :Administration/Support
Master Job Title :Procurement/Purchasing/Supply Chain
Branch Code :Houston

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