1+ months

Category Manager (supply chain)

Kelly Services
North Chicago, IL 60064
Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 6+ month, long term contract opportunity as a Category Manager for a top fortune 500 company based in North Chicago IL.

**Title:** Category Manager

**Duration:** 6+ months

**Location:** North Chicago (hybrid can work onsite 3 days/week and remote 2 days/week)

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ The Strategic Outsourcing Lead supports the Outsourcing COE and internal stakeholders by providing oversight and governance of Outsourcing suppliers and the outsourced contractual arrangements for both ITO and BPO services.

+ Support role to manage very large outsourcing suppliers for the company; having a bid, full RFP process, negotiation/contracting and ongoing governance.

+ Supporting contracts & RFPs

+ Support leads in various functional groups, helping to get contracting completed, managing change requests to the process, statements of work, etc.

+ They would also be involved in organizing RFPs crating docs for the RFP, creating summary of the results, also involve certain level of project management around the RFP. Being able to manage to a plan and support status of a plan and be involved in the ongoing management. Making sure results are being reported and tracked.

+ Looking for someone to help to meet the increased demand.

+ Under the direction of the OCOE Leads, the Outsourcing support resource oversees OCOEs strategic vendors and executes Contract Management activities for assigned outsourcing engagements including; contract changes, issue resolution, contract clarifications as part of provisioning and delivering the OCOEs outsourcing governance shared services model.

+ Supports the outsourcing lead and internal client groups by providing oversight and governance of IT and Business Process (for example - HR, Finance, Clinical) outsourced engagements.

+ Executes contract management activities for assigned outsourcing engagements including contract changes, issue resolution, and contract interpretation, as well as ensuring annual contract management objectives are completed.

+ Assist in the drafting and delivery of RFx packages.

+ Provide project management support for RFx, contract negotiation/renewals, and other governance-related initiatives as assigned.


+ Five years of relevant experience

+ Word, Excel, PowerPoint used for RFPs, tracking and using data intermediate to advanced levels.

+ Top requirements:

+ Outsourcing

+ Contracting

+ Project Management Skills

+ Detail oriented, take direction and be able to run with it

+ Proactive mentality, willingness to ask questions as needed

+ Strong interpersonal as well as written/oral communication skills, being able to build rapport with people.

+ Experience updating contracts; will be responsible for supporting the drafting of the contract, but not actually executing the contract.

+ Ideal candidate would have experience in actual outsourcing arrangements

+ Looking for candidates who have managed and driven projects of 6 9 months in length.

+ Attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication, project and program tracking and reporting, presentation/business case drafting, vendor management, and ability to follow instructions. Years of relatable experience: 5-7, must include specific experience in contracting and/or management of large outsourcing relationships.

**Education / Experience:**

+ Bachelors degree preferred

+ PMP is a nice to have

**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Michelle Niemira ( ) for immediate consideration.

**Why Kelly?**

+ As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

+ A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

+ Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

+ Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

+ Several employee discounts

+ And more!

**Why Kelly** **** **Engineering?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, were here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


Posted: 2022-08-17 Expires: 2022-10-17

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