Category Leader

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PG&E Corporation
    January 11, 2021
    Concord, CA
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    Preferred work location is Concord, but San Francisco and San Ramon may be considered. Final work location will be determined between the hiring leader and successful candidate.

    You will develop and manage one or more sourcing spend categories and manage all contracts associated with the category(ies). You will develop strategic category plans to optimize cost savings, service excellence, diversity spend, and total cost of ownership for the categories; effectively influence Lines of Business (LOB) including senior leadership to achieve understanding, acceptance, and commitment of sourcing strategies; and work with LOBs to develop, source and negotiate major contracts and play a key role in the Supplier Relationship Management/Scorecard process.

    Conduct and document market research and supplier risk analysis to verify the financial health of existing and potential suppliers.
    Assess, record and track procurement requests during the course of the sourcing process.
    Support lines-of-business in decisions regarding types and levels of insurance required for 3rd party vendors.
    Ensure all procurement requests, purchase orders and contract documents comply with all sourcing processes and procedures.
    Review new contracts assigned through contract review process, coordinating with stakeholder departments.
    Support development of less complex category plans.
    Create and maintain category plans.
    Act as a liaison between various departments and cross functional teams.


    2 years of experience in supply chain or job-related field
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or job-related discipline, or equivalent job-related experience

    4 years of work experience in procurement, sourcing and/or contract management
    Possess MBA or equivalent advanced degree
    Lean Six Sigma certification (LSS)
    Project Management Professional certification (PMP)
    Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
    Competency in building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
    Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    Knowledge of the technical/functional aspects of the trade, occupation, or role as needed to perform at the job level
    Ability to analyze and combine information from different sources and use logic to reach appropriate conclusions as needed to perform at the job level
    Ability to apply contract processes and procedures and relevant contracts and licensing - for example ESC, IBEW, tort, contract law - as needed to perform at the job level
    Ability to work independently with limited oversight

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