Category Manager in Chantilly, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/22/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chantilly, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/22/2020
  • Job ID:
    RQ52004

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Category Manager to be responsible for developing innovative strategies for indirect and direct spend categories. You will report to the Director of Category Management and will work closely with the Managers and staff of Strategic Sourcing to ensure strategies are fully understood, executed as designed, and adjusted as additional market knowledge is gained through sourcing activities and monitoring supplier performance. The primary role in this position is to create and update category strategies across a number of categories and communicate the strategies to those persons and groups responsible for implementing the strategy. Category strategies focus on maximizing the value obtained from each supply market balancing competing demands including state and federal regulatory requirements imposed upon GDIT by its customers, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); the market strength of GDIT; and the realities of supply markets. 

This position requires strong research skills; high interest in continued learnings; being well organized, proactive, and able to work without much guidance; and exceptional time management skills.

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

This position will be responsible for developing innovative strategies for indirect and direct spend categories. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct detailed supply market research
  • Establish and leverage relationships with key suppliers
  • Work closely with internal departments and customer-facing programs to understand, document and analyze current and forecasted category demands
  • Develop strategies for gaining the best value from current and future supply markets.
  • Regularly evaluate categories and adjust strategies as appropriate based on changing market conditions, internal demand, supplier performance, and other factors
  • Ensure Category Strategies balance the various regulatory requirements imposed upon GDIT Supply Chain by its customers, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); the market strength of GDIT; and the realities in the various markets to maximize value obtained from each supplier. 
  • Solve process, supplier performance and market-disruption problems including developing solutions under tight timeframes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree +5 years of related industry experience (in lieu of Bachelor's Degree, an additional 4 years of related industry experience equaling 9 total years of experience)
  • 5+ years of corporate commercial and FAR regulated supply chain experience (experience in a Fortune 500 company and Government contractor preferred)
  • Experienced in conducting market research and analyzing supply markets
  • Ability to work closely across all levels of GDIT to fully understand the specific needs of Supply Chain’s internal customers
  • Ability to conduct market analyses, model internal demand patterns, conduct price analyses, and total cost of ownership analyses
  • Ability to develop specific sourcing strategies and negotiating approaches to be used by Strategic Sourcing in executing category strategies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of full lifecycle SCM-related topic areas (including strategic sourcing, contract types, bid sheet structures, proposal analyses, and contract negotiations
  • Demonstrated cost containment experience
  • Experience managing complex project and influencing persons not in one’s chain of authority
  • Experience in written/oral communications at all levels of the company (including C-level / Executive)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision, be proactive in problem prevention and resolution, an able to balance competing demands on one’s time

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of FAR and its compliance requirements and audit implications on category strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing effective negotiating strategies
  • Demonstrated experience managing supplier relationships including performing vendor performance evaluations
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.