IT Category Manager

Chicago, IL | $100K | Job ID: 65348

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Job Description

Our client, a leading building materials company located in the Loop of Chicago is looking for a Category Manager on the Indirect Procurement Team to contribute to their pattern of growth. The IT Category Manager will be responsible for sourcing and negotiating Shared Services, with an emphasis on IT software, to help with cost reduction and process improvement. 


IT Category Manager Responsibilities:  

  • Manage procurement of services, supplier performance and associated contracts 

  • Prepare RFPs/RFQs and handle all contract negotiation 

  • Implement new Procurement strategies from Category Managers and Leadership teams.  

  • Analyze and identify cost saving initiatives and analyze cost reduction goals. 

  • Establish proven relationships with vendors and suppliers.  

  • Evaluate and analyze new vendors, qualify suppliers performance and spend. 

  • Any other ad hoc projects as assigned 

IT Category Manager Requirements: 

  • BA degree in Supply Chain Management or other related fields 

  • 7+ years of procurement experience, specifically with shared services and IT software are required 

  • Prior contract management experience is a must 

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s, specifically in a supply chain management environment 

  • Experience with Oracle ERP is a plus 

  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to work effectively as part of a team on multiple projects 


If you are interested in this IT Category Manager opportunity and qualify per above requirements, please apply today. 


Thank you,

Hannah Hart 

Sr Project Manager, Supply Chain

LaSalle Network


Keywords and Related Terms: supply chain , replenishment ,procurement, planning, sourcing, IT procurement, Software procurement, indirect procurement, Supplier, contract negotiations, contract management, supplier relations , Business , Economics , Marketing , business , economics , supply , pivot tables , Excel , vlookups , SAP , consumer products 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v. 

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, sales, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.