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KPMG Associate Director, Category Management Lead, IT Offshore & Managed Service Providers in Montvale, New Jersey

Business Title: Associate Director, Category Management Lead, IT Offshore & Managed Service Providers

Requisition Number: 56745 - 55

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: NJ

City: Montvale


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Category Management Lead, IT Offshore & Managed Service Providers to join our Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SSP) organization.


  • Lead cross-functional teams through the development of overall category plans to satisfy business requirements, maximize value and mitigate risk to the firm working in close collaboration with key compliance departments (e.g. Legal, Independence, Risk and DSG); seek to expand category management scope & influence across the firm

  • Develop and maintain category baseline to understand current situation for addressable vendors and spend; baseline should inform the category sourcing plan, supplier disposition and contract remediation plan; identify and pursue cost savings opportunities, including but not limited to sourcing, demand management, standardization, process efficiencies, policy changes or make vs. buy

  • Promotes positive department culture and workplace, lives the KPMG values in everyday work, treats everyone with respect and dignity, always fosters an environment of inclusion, safety and belonging; builds and nurtures meaningful relationships with people of all backgrounds, looks beyond themselves to make a broader impact, generously helps and cares for others; actively participate and promote Strategic Sourcing & Procurement's (SSP) effort to mature the supplier diversity program; consider diverse-owned businesses in procurement activities and sourcing events such as RFPs and RFQs

  • Develop and implement a vendor governance and management program for key supplier relationships to create sustained value and mitigate vendor risk; maintain 360 dashboards for designated suppliers and actively participate in business review meetings, identify, track and resolve business issues with respective business owners and encourage the use of preferred suppliers; coordinate and align buy and sell side objectives

  • Identify, map and support category aligned stakeholders; develop a prioritized communication and engagement strategy to ensure continuous communication, alignment of objectives, early involvement and sourcing sponsorship

  • Develop & execute strategic sourcing strategies balancing client / vendor relationships in collaboration with business partners; proactively champion transformational activities and support firm initiatives & ad-hoc special requirements; jointly develop and administer controls and suggest ways SSP can innovate to increase efficiency and enhance performance across the board, including operations and customer experience; educate business partners on SSP's Policy to increase awareness, promote compliance and mitigate risk to the firm, pursue expanded use and development of offshore resource capabilities; actively seek ways to shift tactical and low complexity work activities to offshore resources, support expanded use and deployment of procure-to-pay (P2P) solution to automate manual processes for spend in scope; actively seek and propose ways to adopt processes and tools used within the department


  • Minimum seven years of relevant strategic sourcing and category management and/or similar professional experience with relevant skills and experience; combination of management consulting & line role experience desired

  • BS/BA degree with relevant discipline required; MBA and other relevant degree /certification highly desirable

  • Strong comprehension of applicable regulatory requirements, data security, privacy and risk mitigation terms, along with a proven ability to lead, support and conduct successful negotiations

  • Demonstrated ability to support, lead and conduct successful negotiations

  • Experience with purchasing systems (P2P, CLMS, Spend Analytics / Reporting, e-RFP) and knowledgeable on other organizational and system interfaces; proficiency in Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access

  • Must be willing to travel to the Montvale campus on a regular basis

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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