Director : Relationship And Category Lead For Technology Infrastructur

Director : Relationship And Category Lead For Technology Infrastructur


Director : Relationship And Category Lead For Technology Infrastructur

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Position will lead a team of sourcing professionals to drive transformative sourcing and category strategies in close collaboration and partnership with Allys Technology Engineering, Operations and Infrastructure business to deliver forward:looking, proactive and best in industry results in supply chain and supplier risk management.
Responsible for all aspects of team activities, directing organizational and process change to optimize performance and mitigate risk. Manage and coach strategic projects through all phases. Responsible for managing and controlling scope, quality and schedule while overseeing all team activities and performance. Pivotal role in developing and nurturing close partnerships and relationships with Allys primary lines of business and leadership teams to develop progressive and high impact supply chain strategies that support, advance and propel key business goals and strategies. Ensures team consistently and effectively creates, communicates and executes all strategic sourcing programs while continuously looking for ways to improve business relationships and operational performance through robust KPI and operational management techniques.
Leader will also ensure complete, accurate and proactive management of all contract inventories, P2P system/project updates, data quality metrics, service levels, supplier risk assessments, and sourcing events.
Job Responsibilities
Position reports to the Ally Supply Chain Senior Director of Corporate Functions and Technology Relationship and Category Management and will lead a team of supply chain professionals responsible for driving industry:leading and progressive sourcing, supplier and category strategies in direct support of Allys businesses
Candidate will have primary responsibility for developing, enhancing and sustaining successful business partnerships with key business line leaders across the Ally Technology Engineering, Operations and Infrastructure organization by developing a deep understanding of key business strategies, objectives and challenges and leveraging his/her extensive industry:specific category and sourcing expertise to devise and execute supply chain strategies that support and advance the business strategies.
8 :12 years of industry:specific sourcing and category management experience having worked in a technology and engineering business environment, supporting traditional areas of indirect spend such as data center infrastructure (hardware, software and services), telecommunications services, network and data center operations, end user technology infrastructure and support, etc.
Candidate will be a recognized and valued expert in the types of spend categories and key suppliers that support the business line and will proactively develop strategies to improve service quality, lower costs and drive innovation through key supply chain partners supporting the business
Will oversee all sourcing/procurement activity with a select group of high exposure and critical supplier relationships in support of business lines
Identify and collaborate with a variety of internal colleagues and workgroups critical to executing sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, managing third party relationships and onboarding/offboarding supplier partners :: eg, Ally Legal group, Information Security, Third Party Risk Management, HR, Data Privacy, Compliance, Financial Planning and Analysis, CFOs, Supply Chain Shared Services, other Sourcing Managers, Leaders and team members, etc.
Manage/facilitate highly effective fact:based sourcing processes and negotiation strategies to maximize business value and risk mitigation.
Work with business partners to maximize compliance and optimize spend against established and preferred engagement procedures, buying channels, supplier contracts and related programs.
Support the end:to:end management of critical supplier relationships including constructive handling or resolution of issues and disputes, risk managemen



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