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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Category Lead - Strategic Sourcing in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing, leads the development and implementation of the category profile and strategy for assigned categories in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community that meet their business needs and create value for the University; this includes creating an internal profile, external profile, recommended strategic direction for the category, discrete value creation opportunities and methods to achieve the cost reduction opportunities.


  • Develops, executes and manages sourcing events and supplier negotiations leading to contract award in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community.

  • Leads the implementation of awarded contracts including supplier enablement and buying channel enablement; in collaboration with Marketing and Communications resources, guides the development of stakeholder communications to support the implementation.

  • Manages on-going supplier relationships for assigned categories in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community.

  • Conducts a Quarterly Business Review working sessions with key suppliers and key stakeholders and completes the annual supplier evaluation process and executes formal supplier development plans based on supplier performance and stakeholder input.

  • On-going category management activities include serving as the lead for a cross-functional strategic team that includes representation from internal customers, finance and suppliers to drive continuous improvement in the assigned categories; developing/strengthening internal customer relationships for assigned categories; serving as the point person for issue escalation and resolution relating to suppliers, pricing, continuous improvement and contract/agreement interpretation; driving contract compliance; providing relevant reports to stakeholders to provide transparency and opportunities for improvements.

  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field and three years of procurement, business management or related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) or equivalent strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of the overall purchasing process, strategic sourcing, and procurement related systems and supplier relationship management.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative modeling skills including the ability to structure, collect, analyze, and communicate internal/external data or information in an organized manner.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (verbal and non-verbal communications, listening skills, negotiation, problem solving, decision making and assertiveness) and presentation skills.

  • Strong written communication skills.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 97717

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Executive Vice President

Department Financial Operations: PTP

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor