Category Manager (Real Estate, Construction)

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
ID
2022-1451
Category
Buckingham Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Buckingham is seeking a Supply Chain professional with construction experience and business acumen to drive impact across the organizations and beyond. The Category Manager role has an opportunity to join the team early-on and have influence in the overall strategy development.  The Category Manager will work and partner with multiple teams to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings, develop and improve vendor performance, and improve productivity across assigned categories.

Qualifications

At Buckingham, our standard is to push the standard. We take a customer approach to all projects, big or small. Real estate is an investment and at Buckingham, our biggest investment is our people. Our diverse teams are blended with individuals who foster the company’s entrepreneurial spirit, have unparalleled industry expertise and aren’t afraid to exceed expectations. Our team members are valued and encouraged to explore creativity, to be free-thinkers that bring outside-the-box solutions.

We offer the opportunity to build the future. From our branded onboarding and orientation, First Day by Design, you’ll be empowered to seek new challenges, to earn respect and the admiration of others. Recognized as a consecutive year Best Places to Work awardee, we build our future leaders through our professional development programs, paid tuition and certification programs and executive coaching.

The qualified candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or Economic or related field
  • 5-7+ years of experience in sourcing or supply chain management or equivalent role
  • Minimum of 1 year of working in construction or working closely with construction subcontractors
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPSM, PMP, etc.)
  • Experience in construction, design, engineering or architecture industries
  • Experience working with or for construction subcontractors
  • Advanced capability in building out strategic negotiation strategies
  • Experience working cross-functionally with all areas of the business
  • Self-starter with a creative mind who takes initiative and ownership with a proven track record of putting ideas into practice and assessing results while maintaining strong business partnerships in a dynamic and face paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple large-scale projects concurrently, ability to work with minimal supervision, strong project management skills
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated experience in budgeting, financials and P&L

Responsibilities

  • Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Buckingham’s competitive position
  • Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the optimal solution and cost of ownership that meets the business’ goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with performance benchmarks in use
  • Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities
  • Collect and communicate market intelligence for your category to key stakeholders; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed
  • Develop and implement supplier governance activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Buckingham
  • Identify, achieve, and report on savings and value targets for category activities
  • Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category
  • Earn the trust of key stakeholders to drive alignment with the business
  • Create a category strategy in conjunction with internal customers to ensure there is a comprehensive, unified approach for the category
  • Achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category aligned with annual budget processes
  • Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings
  • Champion standards and process improvements

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