The Category Leader is responsible for the development and execution of Supplier and Category strategies driving long-term improvements in service, quality, cost, delivery, and innovation, enhancing the competitive and commercial performance of NetJets and its customer base. The Category Leader manages a portfolio across a number of suppliers. The Category Leader executes the relevant Category strategies across the managed portfolio by leading the sourcing process, negotiating with approved suppliers, culminating in a contract that meets the product or service requirements. The Category Leader manages the commercial and contractual relationships within their portfolio ensuring commercial issues are appropriately and expeditiously resolved.
60%: Develops, maintains, and executes the portfolio of Category and Supplier Strategies. Leads the procurement and sourcing processes while maintaining strict compliance with NetJets purchasing systems, processes, and policies. Applies tools, techniques, and processes to develop robust strategies, manage the supplier relationship, and identify areas of improvement and drive corrective actions.40%: Manages suppliers to meet business objectives, partnering with these suppliers to build capabilities that meet the expanding needs of the business through effective service, quality, cost, delivery, and innovation performance
Course of Study/Major: Business / Economics / Mathematics / Finance / Engineering
Types of Credentials/Licenses: Certified Purchasing Manager and certified Project Manager designations desired but not required.
Related Work Experience: 2-4 years
Proven track record of managing a purchasing portfolio in a multi-functional environment, including tax, regulatory and industry-specific requirements.
-Solid knowledge of business and economic issues, cost structures and contracts. Deep understanding of the relevant industry, including cost drivers, market dynamics and the competitive landscape.
-Strong analytical and communication skills that can be utilized to influence and drive the decision-making process.
-Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously and maintain tight timelines while meeting targeted savings outcomes.
-Strong conflict management, problem-solving, and communication skills (both verbal and written).
-Knowledge of program management tools and techniques.