01 Jun
Category Management Consultant
North Carolina, Cary , 27511 Cary USA

Job Location: Cary, NCDepartment:Global Procurement organization is team made up of more than 350 associates across US, LatAm, EMEA and APAC. Global Procurement is a key enabler aligned to the Next Horizon strategy leveraging an Efficiency Mindset to Win the Future and being accountable for optimizing indirect supply, vendor management and payments for +$7B USD worldwide. The U.S. Global Procurement organization consists of the following functions:IT Category Management – Software, Hardware, Telecom, SaaSASP, IT Contracted Services, and IT Managed Services

Corporate Services Category Management – Professional Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Print & Promotional

Corporate Services Category Management – Business & Advisory Consulting, Real Estate & Office Services and Treasury & Banking Services

Strategic Sourcing

Source to Pay

Role Value Proposition:The Category Management Consultant resides within the IT Category Management vertical within the Global Procurement organization and is responsible for partnering with team members in support of category strategy development and execution for a grouping of indirect procurement categories. The Category Management Consultant will gather, analyze, and research internal business inputs and external market intelligence to inform the direction from a category perspective. The Category Management Consultant will also have responsibility for partnering with team member and stakeholders to execute high value category transformation initiatives in accordance with the Category Strategy.Key Relationships:Reports to : Director, Category Management

Team : 2 – 4 Category Management associates

Key Stakeholders : LOB and Functional Partners, Strategic Sourcing, Global Procurement Leadership and Global Procurement Services Stakeholders

Key Responsibilities:Apply the vision & strategy set by Category Management Leadership to daily activities

Analyze Source to Pay analytics, through PowerBI reporting, for the assigned grouping of indirect categories, to identify opportunities to positively impact the category

Research market intelligence to identify category intelligence, benchmarks, supplier landscape and best in class practices for inclusion in category strategies

Develop category expertise for the assigned grouping of indirect categories

Synthesize internal and external inputs into easily understood visuals, i.e., charts, graphs, presentations, etc.

Support the build-out of Financial models including pricing, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Should Cost, etc.

Execute assigned category transformation initiatives as specified within the category strategy

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:Required2 - 4 years of experience in procurement, supply chain & operations or management consulting

Understanding of procurement, the Source to Pay process, and the role it plays within the Enterprise

Strong problem-solving capabilities and analytical skills – able to construct/execute financial analyses

Proficiency with procurement data, analysis and identifying insights within data

Quick study – able to gain a fact-based understanding of current supplier base, supplier economics and major trends in relevant markets

Effective written & oral communications and presentation skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Business Intelligence tools, i.e., Microsoft PowerBI

PreferredBA/BS or equivalent degree required, preferred concentration in Supply Chain operations

Travel0%Business CategoryFinancial ManagementNumber of Openings1At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.”MetLife:MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.Requisition #: 125860

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