DXC Technology Category Manager - Labor in Any City, Virginia

Job Description:


Implements the overall procurement activity for the company. Plans and coordinates the procurement of significant or time sensitive materials, products/services and equipment necessary for the operation of the business unit or assigned projects. Assists in the establishment of guidelines and standards from which procurement activities occur.

Essential Job Functions

  • Processes and completes complex purchase orders; determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and quality guidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase.

  • Implements guidelines or standards from which vendors should be selected; recommends additions to and deletions from the supplier/vendor database as appropriate; reviews new vendor performance and adjusts approved list of vendors as appropriate.

  • Develops procedures for conducting vendor negotiations. Conducts complex negotiations with suppliers to obtain products at the best quantity and cost in order to ensure end-users needs are met; negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing. Identifies future procurement opportunities to further procurement strategies.

  • Coordinates with accounts payable to resolve any credit holds or complex pricing problems in order to ensure prompt payment and avoid delays to end user; coordinates with receiving departments to resolve receipt problems promptly so as to not cause any delay to end users.

  • Solicits suppliers/vendors for materials/products/services through formal Requests for Services (FRS) and/or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and informal channels. Conducts complex negotiations on terms favorable considering quality, delivery, and prices; receives and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids for acquisitions. Determines approach to FRS and RFP activities and recommends changes to current processes.

  • Maintains communication with suppliers during course of procurement action in order to ensure timely delivery in compliance with the requirements of the procurement document. Establishes relationships with new suppliers and develops new supply sources.

  • Plans and coordinates the procurement of materials, products/services and equipment necessary for the operation of the business unit or assigned projects. Recommends changes to existing standards; ensures suppliers/vendor's adherence to industry standards, technical quality standards, and other corporate/business unit driven expectations.

  • Analyzes bids for specification compliance, prices, delivery commitments and past performance; utilizes online systems as a resource for procurement. Recommends revisions or process improvements to meet company needs.

  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, inventory management or related field

  • Nine + years of experience in purchasing

  • Experience working with procurement practices

  • Experience working with contracts including request for proposals (RFP) and request for information (RFI)

  • Experience writing, editing, and negotiating complex, high-value contracts

  • Experience working with products and service offerings for a technology company

  • Experience working with procurement software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

  • Exceptional negotiating skills to interact with vendors

  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel

  • Ability to understand financial analysis and implications with regard to contracts and suppliers

  • Ability to create and maintain formal and informal networks

  • Experience working in a matrix setting

DXC Technology is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities