Category Manager at Paylocity

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The Category Manager owns the whole strategic procurement process from sourcing to supplier off-boarding for indirect categories for HR, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Distribution, and Finance. You will develop and execute procurement business plans and category management plans, partnering with and supporting the needs of functional business owners, and providing input to the creation of policies and processes to drive procurement forward while maintaining our culture and supporting our growth. The Category Manager is an individual contributor.

 

What you'll do:

  • Take complete ownership of the whole strategic procurement process from sourcing to supplier off-boarding including market assessments, consolidating spend across the organization, issuing RFPs, evaluating and comparing proposals, negotiating contracts (pricing and terms), and supplier management
  • Apply deep knowledge of spend categories to develop and implement strategic category plans to optimize cost and improve quality in close collaboration with our internal business partners
  • Drive continuous improvement of policies and procedures to optimize spend, reduce procurement cycle time, increase real-time spend visibility, and maintain internal business partner satisfaction
  • Collaborate with other departments to prioritize procurement needs, solicit inputs, and align goals
  • Think analytically to evaluate results and determine if organizational objectives are being met
  • Review 3rd party contracts, negotiate and sign off on commercial terms, and enforce the Delegation of Authority requirements for contracts
  • Use the contract management system to store and administer all 3rd party contracts and use the resulting data to proactively address contracting issues especially around orphaned, perpetual, and auto-renew contracts
  • Hold regular stakeholder meetings to align on opportunities following a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Provide frequent actionable management reporting

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, or related fields
  • 4 years’ experience in strategic sourcing or procurement in indirect categories
  • Ability to clearly and convincingly present written and oral information
  • Strong cross-functional communication and collaboration skills and experience
  • Expert in advanced functions and features in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in using procurement systems (P2P, S2C, CLM, SRM)
  • Experience in supplier management activities (QBRs, Supplier Scorecards, Supplier Rankings)
  • Experience in developing templates (RFP, Contract, etc.) and associated playbooks (preferred)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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