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IT Category Manager - Indirect Procurement

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Ideal candidates will be open to relocating to either Muscatine, IA, or Jasper, IN. We are open to discussing Hybrid schedules for the right candidate. HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging. What We Need: We are looking for an IT Category Manager, Indirect Procurement to join our team in Muscatine, Iowa or Jasper, IN! While we would greatly appreciate your presence here in either Iowa or Indiana, we are open to remote or hybrid work arrangements. These roles will strategically manage the procurement and sourcing activities for one or more indirect services categories. Your goal will be to optimize cost savings, drive supplier performance, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality services to support our company's operations. This role reports to the Director of Indirect Procurement and has an opportunity to bring a high level of transformation, creativity and new thinking to the business. What You Will Do: This position provides exposure and a unique opportunity to work across all business units and interface with cross functional leaders, including but not limited to Legal, Finance, HR, Quality, EHS, Operations; and additional individuals reporting directly to those leaders. Key areas of focus will be:

  • Category Strategy Development: Develop and implement comprehensive category strategies for indirect services under management, aligned with the overall procurement objectives and organizational goals.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier performance to ensure service level agreements (SLAs) are met or exceeded.
  • Sourcing and Contracting: Lead the sourcing process for indirect services, including market research, supplier identification, RFP/RFQ management, bid evaluation, contract negotiation, and finalization.
  • Cost Optimization: Identify and execute cost optimization initiatives through strategic sourcing, supplier consolidation, contract negotiation, and process improvements.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks within the indirect services categories under management by ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards, as well as assessing supplier financial stability and implementing risk mitigation strategies.
  • Market Intelligence: Stay updated on market trends, industry best practices, and emerging technologies within the indirect services categories to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Supplier Diversity: Promote supplier diversity by actively seeking opportunities to engage diverse suppliers and supporting the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives. What You Have: Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • 4+ years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, or category management, with a focus on indirect services within the IT space.
    • Experience with SaaS contracts, VARS, Hardware & Software procurement.
    • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing category strategies, driving cost savings, and managing supplier relationships.
    • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to analyze complex data and make data-driven decisions.
    • Strong knowledge of indirect services categories, market dynamics, and best practices. Nice to haves:
      • Master's Degree
      • Professional certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD)
      • Experience with SAP, Oracle. HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products. As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. Check out our CSR Report here: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: We offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit . We also invite you to visit us at to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Council Bluffs , IT Category Manager - Indirect Procurement, IT / Software / Systems , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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