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Technology Category Director


This role will lead a team of Procurement Managers that own all technology categories globally including: Software, Hardware, Hosting, Platforms, VARs, Telecom, and Cyber Security.


This position is responsible for establishing, articulating, and implementing sourcing strategies for major spend categories, capital projects, suppliers and/or geographic regions. Further, this position is responsible for obtaining program buy-in from various stakeholder within the organizations.


This position also creates and manages the project plan, identifies the resources to support projects, drives multiple projects through complex sourcing process, and ensure end results meet the requirements of all organizations impacted.



  • Manage a team that will strategically source a portfolio of products and services within a given category/sub-category. The role will require you to use resources, tools, processes, and strategies to drive and achieve business results and savings targets.

  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders to understand and help develop their 3-year operating plans while also achieving their annual savings targets through 2024. This goes beyond sourcing and cost management. You must be closely tied to the business so we can re-engineer spend deployment with new initiatives.

  • Competitively source assigned category spend through engagement of strategic suppliers and application of industry knowledge.

  • Develop and implement agreed procurement strategies for categories.

  • Manage the contract portfolio for categories including contracting, compliance, and value/spend analysis.

  • Closely partner with various internal cross functional teams to ensure a close partnership with internal clients in delivering targeted savings and consistent customer experience.

  • Responsible for identifying cost savings opportunities and the implementation of programs to actualize these savings.

  • Direct internal and external processes to ensure an integrated sourcing system that meets customer requirements, minimize total cost of ownership, and maximizes effectiveness. This includes conforming and challenging established standards/practices of the business.

  • Develop strong business relationships with suppliers to create strategic/preferred suppliers in categories while still obtaining competitive prices.

  • Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service.

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