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Director Category Management in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Assists in the planning and development of department objectives, long-range and strategic plans, and identification of department strengths and weaknesses. Develops and maintains key customer relationships with suppliers as well as internal leaders. Performs financial planning and analysis to improve department effectiveness, capacity utilization, operating cost containment, etc.

1. Develop and lead the strategy for optimizing SVM’s $650 million spend (i.e. Sales & marketing, HR, IT, communications, travel, uniforms, etc.).
2. Develop and maintain key customer relationships with BU and functional VP’s and other leaders to insure alignment of objectives and priorities with the BU’s.
3. Develop and drive compliance with buying policies and procedures. Drive continuous improvement in process control, automation, and innovation.
4. Develop and implement best practices for managing all spend activities including standardization of specs, spend aggregation, supplier consolidation, demand reduction, supply chain optimization and inventory control to control costs and maximize value.
5. Develop and coach associates.
6. Perform financial planning and analysis to identify value improvement opportunities for the spend categories and to support the business units.
7. Manage relationships and performance with suppliers

Education and Experience Requirements
* A bachelor’s degree in Finance ,Supply Chain Management or equivalent is required.
* Masters Degree or MBA is strongly preferred.
* Should have demonstrated success in sourcing, category management, supplier development and contract management in a large, multi-branch, operation over a large geographic area.
* 15 years experience managing large, mission critical spend categories.
* Demonstrated success leading change across diverse businesses and cultures.
* ServiceMaster field operations experience and/or institutional knowledge is a plus (Region VP or equivalent).
* Training needs to be completed prior to hire date
* Ability to implement and lead successful change across multiple business units
* Strong communications skills
* High degree of business acumen
* Strategic thinker and strong analytical skills
* Ability to lead and manage multiple initiatives and cross functional teams
* Strong work ethic and high integrity
* Proven leader and people manager with collaborative leadership skills
* Proven ability to provide ready access to products/services for our operators, meeting the performance expectations of our supply agreements, minimize supply chain risk and provide innovative solutions to business executives.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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