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Sr. Category Manager - IT

Date:  Oct 14, 2020

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 13213 

A Career in Beer:   

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to Unite People to Celebrate all life’s moments.   We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. 


We are TalentBrewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you.


The Headlines

In the role of Sr. Category Manager working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be part of the Procurement team.  The  Sr. Category Manager will be responsible for leading the category team covering multiple areas of purchases or a significant total spend (between $300M-$1B.)  This will include developing appropriate category strategies, sourcing strategies, negotiations, delivering cost savings and other financial metrics and managing supplier and stakeholder relationships.


You will lead departmental operations in Procurement towards the vision of a high performance team culture and drive change management initiatives to continually improve our process operations to meet World Class Operations Standards. 


This position reports to Director of Procurement and works closely with cross functional teams.


The Responsibilities:


  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Defining technology sourcing strategies for IT products, services, solutions<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> and digital platforms aligned to business unit objectives and priorities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Working closely with stakeholders to lead major sourcing programs, including collaborative relationships with procurement teams and overall project management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Developing and managing a high-performance technology sourcing team responsible for supporting all technology supplier-related and sourcing-related functions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Keeping abreast of industry trends that have an impact on the technology sourcing strategy, through external advisory services, internal vendor management teams and good working relationships with existing and emerging strategic vendors used by the enterprise.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Presenting all pertinent supplier and/or industry trends to stakeholders and immediate management, and proposing updates and improvements to existing strategies.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Develop, through a collaborative and inclusive approach, a technology sourcing strategy that delivers against corporate IT and business strategy priorities, and translates corporate IT and business imperatives into effective IT sourcing strategies.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Identify and evaluate the best options for supply, which may include acquisition of technology products, outsourcing or insourcing, or other alternatives.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Strong contracting skills especially in Software as a Service contracts and large scale technology platforms such as SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft, etc.
  • Daily management and on-going development of team members within the category team
  • Manage suppliers, including scorecarding and active KPI monitoring
  • Maintain an annual cost savings target of $3M-$10M per year
  • Responsible for managing and reporting on category annual operating planning cycle, including yearly planning activities



The Other Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">8 or more years in technology sourcing and/or procurement and/or vendor management with people management skills is expected, with at least four to five years as a technology sourcing or category manager.
  • Demonstrated leadership, including team leadership and organizational skills, in a cross-cultural environment in a job with a similar level of responsibility
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Strong experience in negotiating large enterprise deal structures with major IT suppliers in Outsourcing, Telecom, Digital and SaaS categories.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Excellent contracting skills and ability to interact with various other support functions- Legal, Finance, Risk Management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience leading large-scale or enterprise sourcing activities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Other functional experience — particularly in IT, business strategy, business analysis and financial analysis including strategy formation and business case development.
  • Knowledge of the sources of data and analytics to support the development and execution of sourcing strategies
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Strong ability to translate stakeholder requirements into technology sourcing practices and business outcomes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to influence stakeholders through strong communication.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Outsourcing (including business process outsourcing) or digital business experience and contract negotiation is an advantage.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Comfortable in addressing strategic supplier relationships, and developing strategies that look to reduce overall cost or risk.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A broad understanding of technology sourcing trends and their potential implications to the business. Including global technology product and service market.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience leading key technology negotiations.
  • Experience in beverage or fast-moving consumer goods
  • SAP experience is desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, but MBA or Masters is preferred


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know  colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings  
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and other benefits
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee