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Consultant, Corporate Services Category Management - Global Procurement

Company: MetLife
Location: Cary
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Role Value Proposition:

Global Procurement organization is team made up of more than 350 associates across US, LatAm, EMEA and APAC. Global Procurement is a key enabler aligned to the Next Horizon strategy leveraging an efficiency mindset to win the future and being accountable for optimizing indirect supply, vendor management and payments for +$7B USD worldwide. The U.S. Global Procurement organization consists of the following functions:

  • IT Category Management
  • Corporate Services Category Management - Professional Services, Marketing, Human Resources and Print & Promotional
  • Corporate Services Category Management - Business & Advisory Consulting, Real Estate & Office Services and Treasury & Banking Services
  • Sourcing
  • Source to Pay

    The Category Management Consultant resides within the Corporate Services Category Management - Professional Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Print & Promotional vertical within the Global Procurement organization and is responsible for partnering with team members in support of category strategy development and execution for a grouping of indirect procurement categories. The Category Management Consultant will gather, analyze, and research internal business inputs and external market intelligence to inform the direction from a category perspective. The Category Management Consultant will also have responsibility for partnering with team member and stakeholders to execute high value category transformation initiatives in accordance with the Category Strategy.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Apply the vision & strategy set by Category Management Leadership to daily activities
    • Analyze Source to Pay analytics, through PowerBI reporting, for the assigned grouping of indirect categories, to identify opportunities to positively impact the category
    • Research market intelligence to identify category intelligence, benchmarks, supplier landscape and best in class practices for inclusion in category strategies
    • Develop category expertise for the assigned grouping of indirect categories
    • Synthesize internal and external inputs into easily understood visuals, i.e., charts, graphs, presentations, etc.
    • Support the build-out of Financial models including pricing, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Should Cost, etc.
    • Execute assigned category transformation initiatives as specified within the category strategy

      Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
      • BA/BS or equivalent degree required, preferred concentration in Supply Chain operations
      • 3-5years of experience in procurement, supply chain & operations or management consulting
      • Understanding of procurement, the Source to Pay process, and the role it plays within the Enterprise
      • Strong problem-solving capabilities and analytical skills - able to construct/execute financial analyses
      • Proficiency with procurement data, analysis and identifying insights within data
      • Quick study - able to gain a fact-based understanding of current supplier base, supplier economics and major trends in relevant markets
      • Effective written & oral communications and presentation skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Business Intelligence tools, i.e., Microsoft PowerBI
      • Corporate Services Category Management experience in - Professional Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Print & Promotional
        Preferred:
        • Preferred BA/BS with concentration in Suppy Chain and operations
        • Preferred candidate location is Cary, NC (& surrounding), however, open to remote

          Business Category

          Procurement

          Number of Openings

          1

          At MetLife, we 're leading the global transformation of an industry we 've long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we 're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. -

          MetLife:

          MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world 's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

          We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020,we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

          MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

          We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

          MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

          MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

          Requisition #: 122537

          Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

Keywords: MetLife, Cary , Consultant, Corporate Services Category Management - Global Procurement, Executive , Cary, North Carolina

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