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Sr. Category Manager - IT

Date:  Jul 14, 2022

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 22210 

A Career in Beer and Beyond: 

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, 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.


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



The Responsibilities: 

  • Defining technology sourcing strategies for IT products, services, solutions and digital platforms aligned to business unit objectives and priorities.
  • Working closely with stakeholders to lead major sourcing programs, including collaborative relationships with procurement teams and overall project management.
  • Developing and managing a high-performance technology sourcing team responsible for supporting all technology supplier-related and sourcing-related functions.
  • 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.
  • Presenting all pertinent supplier and/or industry trends to stakeholders and immediate management and proposing updates and improvements to existing strategies.
  • 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.
  • Identify and evaluate the best options for supply, which may include acquisition of technology products, outsourcing or insourcing, or other alternatives.
  • 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 score carding 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: 


  • You are an authentic leader.  You value and respect differences and believe diversity with inclusion is the key to collaboration and a winning team culture
  • 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
  • Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements
  • Strong experience in negotiating large enterprise deal structures with major IT suppliers in Outsourcing, Telecom, Digital and SaaS categories.
  • Excellent contracting skills and ability to interact with various other support functions- Legal, Finance, Risk Management
  • Experience leading large-scale or enterprise sourcing activities
  • Other functional experience — particularly in IT, business strategy, business analysis or finance — is highly desirable and beneficial
  • Experience in evaluating support agreements and the yearly true-up and demand management requirements
  • Strong ability to translate stakeholder requirements into technology sourcing practices and business outcomes
  • Outsourcing (including business process outsourcing) or digital business experience and contract negotiation is an advantage
  • Comfortable in addressing strategic supplier relationships, and developing strategies that look to reduce overall cost or risk
  • A broad understanding of technology sourcing trends and their potential implications to the business
  • You exhibit our core values



Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office
  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities  
  • We care about our communities, and 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 
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization 
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k option with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources
  • On site Pub access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages! 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences  


At Molson Coors, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.



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