At a senior level, exercises strategic oversight of the sourcing and procurement processes to identify, define and deploy sourcing strategies for assigned categories of spend. Leverages supplier relationships and capacities to achieve a competitive purchasing advantage for LCRA. Applies complex market analysis and industry intelligence to conceptualize and execute strategies that optimize value and quality for LCRA. Drafts, negotiates and administers complex purchase contracts that capture cost savings, mitigate risk and satisfy compliance with LCRA policies and applicable statutes. Builds and manages internal and external strategic partnerships to ensure category strategy alignment with overall Supply Management and business objectives. Holds overall fiduciary responsibility for assigned categories. This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services. Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.
This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.
Category Manager II
Six or more years of experience in procurement or inventory management. A degree(s) in business, supply management, finance, economics or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
Category Manager Sr.
Nine or more years of experience in procurement or inventory management. A degree(s) in business, supply management, finance, economics or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.