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Category Manager- IT & Telecom

DSJ Global Cincinnati Full-Time
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Title: Category Manager- IT & Telecom

Company Summary: My client in the insurance industry is looking to grow their team and add a Category Manager to their Ohio group. We are searching for a candidate that has the right ideals to work for a customer-centric organization, where they tailor their services to meet the demands of the market-place. This role calls for a candidate that has the skill-sets to communicate effectively and develop strong working relationships with a multitude of groups including: local business units, finance leadership, stakeholders, and all end to end users. This candidate will be negotiating contracts, conducting the necessary RFP's/RFQ's/RFI's, and developing/executing procurement plans. We are looking for somebody who can think strategically to combine product knowledge with industry/market trends to achieve and implement the most successful purchasing strategies.

The Category Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the purchasing activities locally and regionally for IT & Telecom commodities
  • Establish and uphold supplier relationships while managing supplier standards, budget, and quality
  • Obtain knowledge of industrial markets and technical aspects of specific commodities
  • Define and monitor value contribution to ensure savings objectives are met
  • Negotiate contracts/make contract amendments and provide recommendations when necessary

The Category Manager should have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in regional purchasing and procurement for IT & Telecom
  • Competency using procurement tools (e.g. ARIBA, SAP MM)
  • Expertise on compliance requirements and financial risk
  • Ability to develop/execute strategic plans to provide direction toward the achievement of financial targets
  • Excellent negotiation, oral, and written communication skills


  • Minimal travel
  • High visibility role with opportunity for career progression
  • Competitive base salary with excellent health benefits

If you are interested in the Commodity Manager role, then please don't wait to apply.


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Information Technology
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