Category Lead II
Holman Enterprises

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Posted in Automotive

Job Info

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 What's Right.

Holman is currently accepting applications for the role of Category Lead II ( Procurement).

Principal Purpose of Position:

  • Manage key indirect categories.
  • Develop and execute a procurement strategy at the business unit level, in line with current strategy.
  • Recognize and deliver cost savings and maximize profitability by negotiating the best possible supplier commercial contract terms.
  • 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.
  • Work with vendor management team to drive supplier excellence through measurement, reward and recognition (quality, SLA's).
  • Establish vendor performance metrics (cost, quality and execution) and follow up with resolutions including involvement in periodic vendor audits.
  • 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:
  • 5 years of procurement or supply chain experience in a services business environment, both domestically and internationally preferred.
  • Experience implementing strategic sourcing plans in support of business unit operations (balancing cost, risk and performance).
  • Advanced understanding of supply chain procedures, processes, and core values.
  • Proficient in financial modeling and data analysis.
Communicating & Influencing Skills:
  • Ability to develop influencing relationships with varying levels of management and individual contributors from multiple business units.
  • Able to develop an external professional network to maintain awareness of procurement trends.
  • Comfortable negotiating contracts valued in excess of $250,000. Clear understanding of contractual terms and conditions.
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of supplier management practices and/or processes on an enterprise basis, including SLAs, KPIs, and governance models.
Education and/or Training:
  • Bachelor's degree required in related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • CPM, CPSM or equivalent preferred (or willing to pursue)
  • Key Competencies: Collaboration, Data Analytics, Procurement, Project Management, Clear Articulator, Strategy Development, Interpersonal.

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. That's 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. It's 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.

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