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Government Sector Supply Chain Category Lead (19339)

Government and Military

Government Affairs



Arlington, Virginia, United States

Deloitte's Enterprise Performance professionals are leaders in optimizing operations that span the entire enterprise of an organization, from strategy to implementation and operation. By joining our team, you can help clients achieve impact and value from their investments in both people and technology that support enterprise-wide operations, as well as solutions for specific functions in the organization, from IT to finance and the supply chain.

The Supply Chain & Network Operations Offering is seeking a Supply Chain Category Lead who can help clients achieve their goals/objectives.

Work you'll do

• Category Lead is responsible for managing one or more subcategories. He or she is responsible for mastering their respective supply markets, to know key market vendors, and market trends affecting the government's cost and access to the supply markets.

• Reports to the Category Manager, leads Category Analysts, and is responsible for managing sourcing and vendor management processes such as supplier relationship management.

• Evaluates category-specific internal product and service acquisition processes and spending patterns across all Metro programs, evaluates category-specific material and service specifications, and validates the existing supply base (e.g. request vendors provide their intent to bid before RFP is released).

• Develops a category specific sourcing strategy and acquisition plan (i.e. Plan of Contracts), and develops the RFP package including the Statement of Work, Technical/ Price Evaluation Plan, and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan.

• Develops negotiation tactics for each supplier, and conducts discussions with vendor to adjust pricing or terms and conditions of vendor's proposal to obtain a more favorable deal for the Authority (which may include requests for Best And Final Offer).

• After award, assesses overall usage of the contract across programs and tracks volume of purchasing, ensuring pricing and discount terms are met.

• Develops and refines the benefits tracking strategy, and documents lessons learned for insight into future procurements.

• Classifies vendors as strategic, core, or basic, and the Category Manager approves this determination.

• Leverages input from programs and the supplier to develop a Supplier Management Plan, and develops a supplier score card and action item register to track supplier performance.

The team

Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) practice - our people, ideas, technology and outcomes-is designed for impact. Serving federal, state, & local government clients as well as public higher education institutions, our team of over 15,000+ professionals brings fresh perspective to help clients anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill their mission promise.

The Supply Chain & Network Operations Offering helps clients transform their value chains into a competitive edge. Professionals drive efficiency, improve flexibility, and increase responsiveness by furnishing proactive insights and enhancing decision-making. Teams advise, implement, and operate transformational solutions by providing operational know-how, digital technologies, advanced analytics, and industry-specific hybrid solutions. Teams also optimize operations, product, and material flows, and create greater synergy for the supply network to optimize mission performance.



  • 4+ years of supply chain, logistics, or warehouse management experience
  • Experience managing a supply chain category
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the required clearance for this role
  • Travel up to 20%

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.