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I.T. Category Lead (Procurement)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Procurement
Location 08054, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Holman is a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients The Holman Way by always doing the right thing for our people, our customers, and the community since 1924. The Holman story began nearly a century ago as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey. Today, Holman, headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is one of the largest family-owned automotive service organizations in North America with more than 6,500 employees across North America, the UK, and Germany.
Holman delivers a unique range of automotive-centric services including industry-leading fleet management and leasing; vehicle fabrication and upfitting; component manufacturing and productivity solutions; powertrain distribution and logistics services; commercial and personal insurance and risk management; and retail automotive sales as one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the United States. Guided by its deeply rooted core values and principles, Holman is continuously Driving Whats Right.
Role Summary
The IT Procurement Category Lead is an important position within Holmans Global Procurement team. The IT Category Lead works with the respective IT disciplines to identify high performing suppliers and negotiate favorable commercial terms in line with business strategy. A successful candidate is a self-motivated, strong communicator, with the ability to pull different ideas together and challenge the status quo.
Principal Purpose of Position:

Engage IT leadership and subject matter experts to lead efforts to determine the most appropriate solution (build vs buy vs subscribe and hybrid)
Work closely with the businesses to align products and services with well-defined requirements, business priorities and overall IT strategy
Work closely with individuals within IT that retain responsibility for day to day vendor management. Solicit feedback on vendor performance (cost, quality and execution) and follow up with resolutions including recommendations including SLAs, alternate supplier utilization or other innovative procurement strategies.
Engage Legal, IT Security and others as needed to manage the complete review of agreement terms and conditions to minimize business risk.
Innovation - Identify opportunities to collaborate with key vendors to develop new offerings.
Work with category leaders to network externally with vendors and professional organizations related to their accountable business line.
Lead, support and manage the bid process for large purchases.
Manage the procurement process within their accountable business line, ensuring that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to by personnel involved with the procurement function.
Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Relevant Work Experience:

Approximately 5 years of IT procurement experience preferred.
Additional IT experience a plus
Experience implementing strategic sourcing plans in support of business unit operations (balancing cost, risk and performance).
Advanced understanding of P2P, strategic sourcing and vendor management
Proficient in financial modeling and data analysis.

Education and/or Training:

Bachelors degree required in related field; Masters degree preferred.
CPM, CPSM or equivalent preferred (or willing to pursue)
Key Competencies: IT, Data Spend Analytics, Procurement, Project Management, Clear Articulator, Strategy Development, Colloboration.

At Holman, we exist to provide rewarding careers and better lives for employees and their families. We hire, train, empower, and reward exceptional people. Our journey is guided by our desire to get it right every time and the acknowledgement that we have an opportunity to be better. To be better, we have to do better, and to do better we must know better. Thats why we are listening, open to learning new things about ourselves and each other. We will never stop striving for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion because we are successful together when we feel trusted and supported. Its The Holman Way.
Holman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $110,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year

Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement


8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Contract management: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Mount Laurel, NJ 08054