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Category Manager II in Memphis, TN 38138 at TruGreen

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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Job Description

TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!"

Position Overview

Leads all facets of assigned procurement category to meet complex sourcing and category management needs and requirements of the company.  Manages all program related needs, issues and initiatives for the category.


  • Develops, leads and executes short and long-term category management strategies for complex categories.  Align strategy with stakeholders based on business needs and market intelligence
  • Coordinates and negotiates Procurement of critical direct and/or indirect materials and services
  • Executes Master Supply Agreement/Scope of Work, ensuring competitive price, quality, delivery, market place analysis, market place innovation and ensure surety of supply and services
  • Performs complex data analysis to understand historical and projected spend
  • Leads and executes negotiations utilizing a structured approach, approved terms and conditions
  • Owns key supplier relationships based on assigned categories and monitor adoption of key strategies and suppliers, to include the identification and tracking of service level agreements and key performance indicators
  • Provides leadership and guidance on supplier agreement extensions or negotiations for a given category
  • Establish and maintains collaborative, long-term relationships with strategic suppliers aiming continuous value creation
  • Accurately forecasts total cost benefit opportunities; develop economic projections on key goods and services affecting the business
  • Interfaces with stakeholders to ensure strategies are adapted to support company’s needs and objectives
  • Provides leadership and management, both direct and matrix, to procurement organization

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years of experience in category management/strategic sourcing and pricing, contract T&Cs negotiations required or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Masters / MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of supplier relationship development and Industry experience preferred
  • Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM – CPM / CPSM, APICS) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Negotiation aptitude
  • Ability to build customer relationships and provide customer service
  • Ability to manage complex categories
  • Knowledge and ability to cope with and resolve escalated customer service issues
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Written and verbal communication skills, ability to interact with company leadership team
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Mathematical skill to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, proportions, percentages, area and volume
  • Time management skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple tasks

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand and walk
  • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach
  • Speak and hear
  • Use close vision abilities

Occasionally required to:

  • Lift or move up to 25 lbs
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Noise level

             *Low to moderate

Adverse Conditions

            * Minimal

TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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TruGreen performs pre-employment testing.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

By providing my cell phone number, I agree that TruGreen may call or text/SMS message me on that number using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded or artificial voice to discuss possible employment opportunities, my account, including current and possible future services, customer service and billing.  I understand that providing my cell phone number is not required to inquire about or apply for employment or

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