Leidos currently has an opening for a Category Management individual contributor. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of senior professionals who support various categories across the Leidos enterprise impacting major groups of spend. The position of a Category Manager at Leidos is expected to become an expert in their particular category, 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.
- Support the identification and management of relationships with major Leidos partners and their internal stakeholders
- Function as the Leidos market expert on a slate of internal projects
- Publish whitepapers and provide other internal status updates on project categories
- Prepare and present regular executive-level presentations and projects
- Understand current business and market dynamics, problems with those current dynamics, and possible solutions that use industry standard practices and current modeling technology
- Conduct 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 support short turn projects requiring additional 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.
- 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
- Strong leadership skills
- Experience with various procurement platforms
- Demonstrated ability to quickly master market data
- History developing policies and procedures for compliant procurement in a services environment
- Fundamental understanding of supplier performance management
Pay Range:Pay Range $90,350.00 - $139,000.00 - $187,650.00
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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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