The position of Leidos’ Category Manager will manage the contracts and supplier relationships for major groups of spend. The position is expected to become an expert in the particular field, understanding the market dynamics, sources of supply, influences on major suppliers, and the needs of internal Leidos stakeholders. The position will influence the renewals process of the business, actively track supplier performance, and develop metrics and publications for internal stakeholders, with the goal of helping the company to operate leaner, faster, and more effectively for indirect projects.
- Identify and manage the relationships with major Leidos partners and their internal stakeholders
· Function as the Leidos market expert on a slate of internal projects
- Regularly publish whitepapers and other internal status updates on project categories
· Perform regular executive-level presentations and projects under the guidance of the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
- Understand current business and market dynamics, problems with those current dynamics, and possible solutions that use industry standard practices and current modeling technology
· Oversee data gathering, exploration and research into current industry trends, publishing the results to a wide technical, executive audience
- Regularly participate in new business proposal activity related to the category area. Must be willing to work long hours and occasional travel
• Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s preferred; in management or supply chain management or engineering or compliance
• Prior eight (8) to twelve (12) years of experience of working within a supply chain engineering, subcontracts, or supplier quality role
• Significant experience in conducting wide supplier or subcontractor competitions. Must include RFI, RFP, supplier selection, and supplier performance management. Must have experience performing these tasks under US Federal Government programs.
• Ability to analyze data, draw reasonable conclusions and make recommendations that withstand critical examination Ability to communicate complex analysis to all levels of the organization
• Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Access functionality
• Demonstrate cross-functional business partnership
• Clear and concise communication skills, with experience presenting to senior executive levels
- Experience with various procurement platforms
- Demonstrated ability to quickly master market data
- Past history developing policies and procedures for compliant procurement in an services environment
- Fundamental understanding of supplier performance management
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:2000.00
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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