GDIT is seeking a Category Manager to be responsible for developing innovative strategies for the indirect and direct IT hardware spend category. This role will report to the Director of Category Management and will work closely with stakeholders and the Managers and staff of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement 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 of this position is to create, socialize, and update category strategies across the hardware category (to include but not limited to servers, storage, end user devices, peripherals, etc.) 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 commodity category, as well as large-scale hardware OEMs such as Dell, HP, Cisco, 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.
We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
This position will be responsible for developing innovative strategies for indirect and direct IT hardware spend category. Duties include but are not limited to:
Conduct detailed supply market research
Establish and leverage relationships with large-scale hardware OEMs such as Dell, HP, and Cisco
Work closely with internal departments and customer-facing programs to understand, document, and analyze current and forecasted category demands
Develop strategies for gaining the best value from current and future supply markets.
Regularly evaluate category 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.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
7+ years of corporate commercial and FAR regulated supply chain or finance experience (experience in a Fortune 500 company and Government contractor preferred)
Experienced in conducting market research and analyzing supply markets.
Ability to work closely across all levels of GDIT to fully understand the specific needs of Supply Chain’s internal customers
Ability to conduct market analyses, model internal demand patterns, conduct detailed financial modeling, price analyses, and total cost of ownership analyses
Create and manage technology strategy and roadmap to influence IT decision making; perform R&D as necessary.
Ability to develop specific sourcing strategies and negotiating approaches to be used by Strategic Sourcing in executing category strategies
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
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.
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.
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.