Jul 10, 2019

Category Manager II, Professional Services

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Quest Diagnostics

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. As a Category Manager II with our Professional Services portfolio team, you will have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

Please note: This position may sit in Collegeville, PA, or Secaucus, NJ.

Duties & Responsibilities - For assigned categories in the Professional Services portfolio, the successful candidate will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas & strategies that will optimize total cost of ownership year-over-year.

Sourcing Project Execution:

  • Influencing and establishing project requirements for relevant categories working with internal stakeholder s

  • Defining and executing detailed plans to establish new supplier relationships and nurture existing supplier relationships that will result in meaningful contractual arrangements to support category strategies and related sourcing projects

  • Providing regular and consistent measurement reports to internal customers that bring visibility on category level compliance and savings.

  • Identifying, qualifying, ranking and selecting appropriate suppliers in collaboration with stakeholders and others within the enterprise

  • Development of Portfolio Category Plans

  • Developing sourcing and negotiations strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives

  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers of assigned categories. The terms of contracts include pricing, cost savings/reduction plans, delivery terms, payment terms, risk mitigation plans, quality terms, product development plans, regulatory compliances, etc.

  • Analyzing risks and benefits of sourcing decisions and can clearly present proposals with this risk analysis

  • Making sourcing recommendations and decisions based on financial analysis, cost structure of categories, supplier alignment with Quest Diagnostics goals and strategies, and supplier position in their industry and marketplace

  • Leading cross-functional negotiating teams targeting key spend categories

  • Defining target groups and obtaining their buy-in for new projects that will assure Quest Diagnostics vision, goals and strategies are achieved.

  • Preparing and delivering executive project summaries to C-Level executives

    Required Knowledge:

  • Indirect Professional Services

    Human Resources


    Temporary Labor/Contingent Staffing



    Risk Management


    Print and Mail

  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

  • Stakeholder Buy-in

  • Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Business Acumen

  • Communication (oral and written)

  • Financial Analysis

  • Negotiation

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Relationship Management

  • Teamwork/Collaboration

  • Market Analysis

  • Market Research

    Required (Basic/Minimum Qualifications):

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required.

  • Professional Services category management experience

  • Contract management experience

  • Experience/Ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong influencing, change management, and negotiation skills

    Desired (Nice to Have/Assets) skills/experience/education:

  • MBA preferred, but not necessary

  • Supply Chain, Procurement, PM Certifications

  • 5-10 years of successful experience in sourcing/supplier management/category management

  • Healthcare industry experience

  • Experience with global sourcing initiatives

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Strong work ethics with unyielding integrity

  • Advanced MS-Office user knowledge

  • Openness for new initiatives and a good listener

  • Experience in managing multi-functional projects





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