Mgr, Category in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/7/2021

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    1201 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA
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Job Description

Basic Purpose:

For assigned categories in the Information Technology portfolio, the successful candidate will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas & strategies that will optimize total cost of ownership year-over-year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Sourcing Project Execution:

  • Develop project requirements for relevant categories working with internal stakeholder s
  • Assist with the development and execution of detailed plans to establish new supplier relationships and nurture existing supplier relationships that will result in meaningful contractual arrangements to support category strategies and related sourcing projects
  • Providing regular and consistent measurement reports to internal customers that bring visibility on category level compliance and savings.
  • Identifying, qualifying, ranking and selecting appropriate suppliers in collaboration with stakeholders and others within the enterprise
  • Assist with developing negotiations strategies for non-complex areas and conduct negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers of assigned categories. The terms of contracts include pricing, cost savings/reduction plans, delivery terms, payment terms, risk mitigation plans, quality terms, product development plans, regulatory compliances, etc.
  • Analyzing risks and benefits of sourcing decisions and can clearly present proposals with this risk analysis
  • Making sourcing recommendations based on financial analysis, cost structure of categories, supplier alignment with Quest Diagnostics goals and strategies, and supplier position in their industry and marketplace
  • Leading cross-functional negotiating teams targeting key spend categories
  • Obtain buy-in for new projects that will assure Quest Diagnostics vision, goals and strategies are achieved.

 Supervision Exercised:

  • None


Education Preferred:    

  • Minimum Required: BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required

Work Experience:          

Minimum Required:

  • IT contract development and negotiations
  • Experience/Ability to work in a matrixed organization


  • Supply Chain, Procurement, PM Certifications
  • Healthcare industry experience or knowledge preferred
  • 4 - 6  years of experience in IT sourcing/ category management preferred
  • Experience with global sourcing initiatives

Physical and Mental Requirements:      

  • Indicate any physical or mental demands that must be met to successfully perform the principal responsibilities of the position (e.g., routinely lift 25 pounds, sitting or standing for long periods of time.)


Required Knowledge:

  • Software Licensing, Contract Negotiations and Development
  • Information Technology Hardware Products and Services
  • Telecommunications Products and Services
  • Data Center Products and Services
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
  • Consulting Services Onshore/Offshore
  • Statement of Work Review
  • Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Financial Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Market Research


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethics with unyielding integrity
  • Advanced MS-Office user knowledge
  • Openness for new initiatives and a good listener
  • Experience in managing multi-functional projects.