GDIT is seeking a Software Category Manager to be responsible for developing innovative strategies for indirect and direct spend categories specifically in the software commodity area. You will report to the Director of Category Management and will work closely with the Managers and staff of GDIT’s Strategic Sourcing teams to ensure strategies are fully understood, executed as designed, and adjusted as additional market knowledge is gained through sourcing activities and monitoring supplier performance. The primary role in this position is to create and update category strategies across the software category and communicate the strategies to those persons and groups responsible for implementing the strategy. Category strategies focus on maximizing the value obtained from each supply market balancing competing demands including state and federal regulatory requirements imposed upon GDIT by its customers, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); the market strength of GDIT; and the realities of supply markets.
This position requires understanding of the software commodity category, as well as vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, IBM, Splunk, VMWare, UiPath, etc., strong research skills; high interest in continued learnings; being well organized, proactive, and able to work without much guidance; and exceptional time management skills.
This position will be responsible for developing innovative strategies for indirect and direct Software spend categories. Duties include but are not limited to:
Conduct detailed supply market research
Establish and leverage relationships with key strategic suppliers in the software commodity space
Work closely with internal departments and customer-facing programs to understand, document and analyze current and forecasted technology demands
Develop strategies for gaining the best value from current and future supply markets.
Regularly evaluate the software commodity space and adjust strategies, as appropriate, based on changing market conditions, internal demand, supplier performance, and other factors
Ensure Category Strategies balance the various regulatory requirements imposed upon GDIT Supply Chain by its customers, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); the market strength of GDIT; and the realities in the various markets to maximize value obtained from each supplier.
Solve process, supplier performance and market-disruption problems including developing solutions under tight timeframes.
Qualifications in order to be considered:
9+ years of corporate commercial and FAR regulated supply chain experience (experience in a Fortune 500 company and Government contractor preferred) OR Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of related experience
Experienced in conducting market research and analyzing supply markets.
Strong experience with business analysis and requirements gathering techniques.
Ability to conduct market analyses, model internal demand patterns, conduct price analyses, and total cost of ownership analyses.
Created and managed technology strategy and roadmap to influence IT decision making; perform R&D as necessary.
Demonstrated knowledge of full lifecycle SCM-related topic areas (including strategic sourcing, contract types, bid sheet structures, proposal analyses, and contract negotiations).
Demonstrated cost containment experience.
Experience managing complex project and influencing persons not in one’s chain of authority.
Demonstrated understanding of FAR and its compliance requirements and audit implications on category strategies.
Demonstrated experience in developing effective negotiating strategies.
Demonstrated experience managing supplier relationships including performing vendor performance evaluations.
Ability to work closely across all levels of GDIT to fully understand the specific needs of Supply Chain’s internal customers.
Experience analyzing, interpreting and evaluating technology applications to solve business needs.
Established process and methodology for technology and architecture support for system development
Experience in written/oral communications at all levels of the company (including C-level / Executive).
Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision, be proactive in problem prevention and resolution, an able to balance competing demands on one’s time.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
The likely salary range for this position is $76,000 - $114,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.