Best Buy Jobs For Sr. Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing (Marketing)

Website Best Buy

Job Description:

The Senior Manager, Marketing Strategic Sourcing leads the team responsible for sourcing, negotiation, and contracting activities across multiple categories within Marketing or similar initiatives including Creative, Production, Media. Celebrity/Influencer Talent, Events, licenses, and Consulting, among other categories, to support the Marketing teams and similar initiatives for the broader Enterprise

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the larger team covering multiple business categories.
  • Create and maximize end-to-end efficiencies across multiple Stakeholders/executive leaders, business capabilities and vendors
  • Effectively Integrates business strategy into individual and team priorities and goals
  • Serve as SME for area of responsibility (processes and practices within procurement)
  • Influences how the work affects the business financials and requirements, in alignment with the business strategy and sourcing best practices
  • Understands and is proficient in managing the full lifecycle of their categories, sub-categories, any interdependencies and supporting contracts
  • Influence the clients’ overall business strategies, based on business goals, sourcing practices, and driving value principles
  • The purpose of the position is to manage total cost of ownership by leveraging world-class negotiation and sourcing strategies, tools, and processes, and to mitigate risks through contract development for non-merchandise goods and services acquired by Best Buy.
  • This position interacts with all levels of the Organization and cross functionally including Directors and Officers throughout the organization.
  • The position also closely works with 3rd party contracted partners. This role is a key leadership position that leads categories and team and influences strategies as a trusted advisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the drivers of operational performance and costs including SLAs, performance management practices, and the value of risk within contracts
  • Proficiency in analytical methods and deriving insights from data
  • Proven leadership experience, with emphasis on developing direct/indirect reports
  • Expertise in 7Step Sourcing Process and Contracting best practices
  • Full life-cycle procurement role experiences to include development of sourcing strategies, proven contract negotiation skills, and related project management activities

Qualification & Experience:

  • Marketing, Media, Agency, Production, or other relevant experience
  • 5+ years project management or experience influencing without authority
  • 6+ years’ experience in sourcing, negotiations, and category management
  • Category-specific sourcing and contract modeling experience in Marketing, Creative, Production, Agency categories
  • ISM, APICS, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management

Job Details

Company: Best Buy

Vacancy Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Marketing ,Sales

Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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