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Sourcing Category Manager, Office of Financial Affairs - Georgetown University at Georgetown University

Sourcing Category Manager, Office of Financial Affairs - Georgetown University

Georgetown University Washington, DC (Onsite) Full-Time
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Sourcing Category Manager, Office of Financial Affairs - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Sourcing Category Manager acts as a liaison between University stakeholders, suppliers and our Strategic Sourcing Department to ensure all informational and financial needs are met for all projects and strategic sourcing requirements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Negotiate cost-effective master service agreements with key suppliers, which translate into higher savings, rebates, and discounts, university benefits, and cost savings
* Analyze and calculate procurement costs and developing cost reduction strategies
* Drive purchasing decisions based on cost and scenario analysis, as well as market trends.
* Negotiate master service agreements with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service, and quality.

These categories include but are not limited to Marketing, Auditing, Consulting, Research, Transportation, Audio/Visual & Conferencing, Books & Media, Cloud Solutions & Services, Delivery, Mail & Freight, Food Service, IT Services & Hardware, Lab Supplies, and Office Equipment & Supplies, etc.

They also collaborate with the sourcing analyst to identify and pursue new supplier opportunities; conduct market research and create cost estimates and forecasts; estimate risks and apply risk-minimizing techniques; maintain strategic sourcing relationships and develop strong partnerships; and establish modern methods for gathering and acting upon feedback received.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, the Sourcing Category Manager works with partners throughout the University, including faculty and staff, to ensure our suppliers provide excellent service and pricing.


* Bachelor's degree in applicable field of study - preference for an MBA
* 5+ years category data analytics and/or spend management programs
* Superior customer services and communication skills
* Ability to make effective use of quantitative and qualitative data to support decision-making
* Ability to gather, analyze and report on data through Excel and other data tools
* Strong leadership presence and ability to effectively present to a variety of audiences

Preferred qualification

Experience in the higher education sector

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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