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WBD Category Manager - IT Consult & Staff, Professional Services

Discovery Inc
Sterling, VA 20164
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Discovery Inc

Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States,
Req ID: 33058


The WBD Manager for IT Consulting, Staffing and Professional Services leads category strategy development and associated initiatives for all IT Consulting, Staffing and Professional Services subcategories for the company. He/she is a subject matter expert in IT Consulting, Staffing and Professional Services with prior experience in procurement of these spend categories who proactively partners with business stakeholders to develop category strategies and lead sourcing projects, specification definition, and demand management, as well as, managing supplier performance and innovation (SP&I) activities. The WBD Category Manager IT Consulting, Staffing and Professional Services will report to the Director of Technology Procurement for WBD.


  • Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract performance and risk management.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of projects based on the Category Strategies and business activities to feed into the Annual Category Plan
  • Accountable for the delivery of category savings targets through collaboration and engagement with key business stakeholders
  • Maintain a strong external focus to inform negotiations and Procurement strategy by leveraging industry peers and professional organizations and regular industry benchmarking, assessing best practices, innovation and being involved in industry marketing, media, and research forums
  • Accountable and responsible for the overall relationship with the strategic suppliers and the specialized suppliers in the category with a high problem solving attitude
  • Regularly conducts 3 rd party performance, financial and payment terms audits
  • Negotiates strategic multi-year and annual scope of work agreements


  • 8+ years of experience. Extensive understanding in IT Consulting, Staffing and Professional Services Procurement experience, category and demand management, as well as negotiating
  • Work experience in technology or digital firm
  • Category experience on an international scale
  • Focus on teamwork and cross functional collaboration
  • High level of organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills to interact within all levels of the company, in a concise and clear manner
  • Ability to function effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Understanding of the supplier landscape across major categories of spend; industry and/or professional relationships with vendors in these categories a plus
  • Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating strategies
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information into concise and clear recommendation
  • Willingness to bring thought leadership, a creative mindset, and a fresh perspective on new ways to approach existing problems
  • Undergraduate degree required; Masters preferred
  • Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement preferred


Posted: 2022-09-05 Expires: 2022-10-07

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