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Kaiser Permanente Sourcing/Category Manager (Network & Telecommunications Experience) in Pleasanton, California

Responsible for all sourcing/procurement activities for assigned categories (Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, SaaS & Cloud Technologies).Develop and implement a sourcing management strategy for these assigned categories. Identify, develop and manage supplier relationships. Effectively negotiate contracts and long term procurement agreements. Develop and propose metrics to analyze supplier total cost to Kaiser.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for performing all sourcing/procurement activities for the assigned categories.

  • Develops and implements a sourcing management strategy for these categories assigned.

  • Identifies, develops and manages supplier relationships.

  • Effectively negotiates contracts and long term procurement agreements.

  • Develops and proposes metrics to analyze supplier total cost to Kaiser Permanente.

  • Participates in the change management programs to establish processes and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in a combination of purchasing, materials management, warehouse operations, goods and services contracting, construction contracting, finance or other related areas.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, operations research, materials management, economics or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • ASA designation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in employing strategic souring methodology.

  • Experience in large contract negotiations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care or Financial Services experience preferred.

  • Experience working in a project-based and unionized environment is preferred.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Professional certification such as C.P.M. or APICS preferred.

Strategic Sourcing & Category Management

  • Market analysis

  • RFP/RFI/RFx,

  • Negotiation

  • Contracting

  • -Procurement- and -Purchasing- but with caveat to avoid operations and tactical candidates

Network & Telecommunications Experience

  • Plus if they have other Hardware, Software or Cloud Experience

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Sourcing/Category Manager (Network & Telecommunications Experience)

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

REQNUMBER: 827944

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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