IT Category Manager

Job Description
The Category Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining a comprehensive commodity (IT Equipment & Software) fact base, identifying strategic procurement opportunities, and performing qualitative and quantitative analysis to support the formation and execution of commodity strategies resulting in superior cost and availability performance. To further the development and implementation of commodity strategies and process improvements, the Category Manager will engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with engineering, programs, finance, manufacturing, contracts and other Supply Chain areas, to include a supplier's leadership personnel. This cross-functional coordination will typically include engagement on integrated project teams (IPTs), where the Category Manager will provide inputs to influence key aspects of the business process and proposal process for identified spend categories (IT Equipment & Software). The Category Manager will participate in the negotiation of Supplier Agreements including Long Term Supply, Reseller, SW Licensing, Maintenance and Client Services. In addition, they will participate in supply chain process and system improvement initiatives.
This position Leads the strategic sourcing activities for Information Technology spend categories to include Electronics, Equipment, Maintenance, Client Services, and Software Licensing, with the goal of achieving significant cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Successful 5 year track record in a global procurement organization
Information Technology global procurement experience (minimum 2 years)
Able to work in a dual reporting matrix environment and aggressively take the lead on
implementation of savings opportunities that affect numerous lines of business
Demonstrate Candor; ability to respectfully challenge senior leadership
Results Orientation
Comfort/familiarity with constructing presentations, organization communications, and
business cases
Strong ability to build relationships and networks with multiple functions to include leadership levels
Strong analytical capabilities and negotiation skills
Self starter and independent worker
Strong leadership skills

Preferred Skills and Education

Information Technology global procurement experience (minimum 2 years)
Experience within the client services area a plus

BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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