Senior Category Manager, Asia Transportation & Distribution Centers, Strategic Sourcing
The Senior Category Manager manages and owns the planning, implementation and execution of Asia based transportation and distribution center sourcing projects. Sourcing projects will include logistics, customs brokerage, small parcel, distribution center services and other projects as required. To effectively managing the category, the Sr. Category Manager must possess the following skills and experience: Category Knowledge: Strong understanding of the Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution Center categories. Sourcing: Working knowledge of the Strategic Sourcing Process (i.e. category profile, sourcing strategy development, RFP process, supplier negotiations and contract management). Analytics: Ability to manage and interpret large datasets for decision making and the capacity to distil and present this information succinctly. Collaboration: Able to create and manage relationships, collaborate cross-functionally and influence the decision process. A day in the life of a Senior Category Manager…; Leads planning, implementation and execution of category strategy for Asia Transportation and Outsourced Distribution Center Services. Manages a portfolio of Asia based sourcing projects, such as logistics, customs brokerage, small parcel modes and DC services. Manages competitive RFXs and negotiation strategies. Key advocate for bid evaluation, price negotiation and supplier selection. Builds relationships and collaborates cross functionally with business partners, suppliers and management. Leads the category management presentation of cost-benefit analysis to stakeholders Actively seeks out sourcing opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership. Regularly leverages industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify/benchmark best practices. Coaches, trains and develops junior staff on both technical and soft skills. Leads, coordinates and facilitates global, cross-functional teams to achieve category strategy objectives. Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets. Supports the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance and development. Collaborates with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term business objectives. Manages rigorous analysis in order to scope and prioritize new sourcing opportunities within project areas. Leads continuous improvement process and offers ideas and assistance on programs across the department. Continues to develop deep category knowledge and regularly leverages industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices Creates and leads Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for all logistics categories. Qualifications and requirements : Minimum 7+ years of professional experience in management consulting, strategic sourcing, supply chain and or logistics experience. Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or advanced degree preferred Must speak English fluently; Mandarin and Japanese a plus Experience working with USA/Europe companies as well as working cultural knowledge of Hong Kong, China, and Japan Ability to interpret and utilize data; can tell a story with data Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to quickly adapt to change Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence Demonstrated ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations Experience planning and leading negotiations Ability to learn and become subject matter expert Highly motivated; demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments Project management experience a plus Ability to travel as required facilitating collaborative opportunities In this job, you’ll learn…; World Class sourcing skills How to build strong relationships How to develop category strategy To perfect your analytical skills About something new…; so come play! Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team? Please visit our careers website www.gapinternationalsourcing.catsone.com/careers
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