Finance and Tax Category Manager

Cynet Systems   •  

Milwaukee, WI

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted Yesterday

  by    Cynet Sytems

We are looking for Finance and Tax Category Manager for our client in Milwaukee, WI

Job Title: Finance and Tax Category Manager

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Job Type: Contract 12 Months

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • In this role, the person is responsible for maximizing procurement leverage across the entire global portfolio of our client's products businesses, service business and functions.
  • In terms of the Indirect Procurement Corporate Services categories, the position's concentration enterprise Finance & Tax Services.
  • In addition, this individual will support the corporate services categories, as needed and assigned by the manager.

What you will do:

  • Develop and lead implementation of global category procurement strategies for assigned Indirect Procurement Corporate Services categories; key areas of focus include Supplier agreements supporting enterprise Finance & Tax Services Lead both traditional and non-traditional supplier procurement activities, ensuring timely execution and focusing upon global and regional solutions which improve services and reduce costs
  • Facilitate supplier procurement process and negotiations relative to business requirements and cost, maximizing Client's leverage and negotiation position
  • Lead supplier contracting negotiations and execution
  • Collaborating with Corporate Legal for escalation of certain risk-related terms and conditions
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders to increase engagement and develop a robust procurement project pipeline
  • For each procurement project, ensure project alignment and drive collaborative procurement efforts with the necessary cross-functional counterparts and matrix teams (e.g. IT, Risk Management, HR, Compliance, Legal, etc.) to maximize transnational efficiency and mitigate potential risks
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to understand the suppliers' current services for the company as well as additional capabilities
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of business and functional strategic road maps and resulting business requirements, as related to assigned categories
  • Drive cost out targets for the supply management organization; calculate and report savings
  • Drive compliance of enterprise agreements Assist with key supplier issue resolution and risk mitigation, as required
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of marketplace, benchmarks and industry best practices for assigned categories
  • Perform all duties within the Company's Code of Conduct Assume additional procurement category management responsibilities, as required

What we look for:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university is required
  • Advanced degree in business and/or legal is highly desirable 8 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Significant negotiating experience is required
  • Operational and/or procurement experience in most if not all of the assigned Indirect Corporate Services Categories is strongly preferred
  • Prior contracting experience (negotiation, implementation, management of agreements) is required
  • Extensive project management experience and/or PMP certification is preferred

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

  • Ability to lead complex procurement events and demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence others and manage competing internal stakeholder priorities
  • Ability to generate alternative solutions for consideration to increase total value to the organization while reducing cost and minimizing risk
  • Ability to develop and communicate vision and strategic procurement initiatives, both verbally and in writing, to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities to lead multiple and complex projects
  • Demonstrated capability to translate strategies into executable implementation plans
  • Ability to identify new procurement opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people in a global, matrix organization
  • Clear problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Sound prioritization skills to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Comfort with ambiguity Ability to embrace change in the organization Supply Market

Knowledge and Corporate Services Procurement Knowledge:

  • For most or all of the above-listed categories
  • In-depth knowledge of key industry drivers and dynamics
  • Understanding of categories and category-specific procurement processes/issues/strategies, &
  • Understanding of current supplier markets, products, customer demands, and future trends In-depth knowledge of variety of procurement implementation approaches (e.g. RFX, e-auction) In-depth knowledge of pricing issues, service levels, and supplier contracts
  • Strong contract development skills Supplier Management and Stakeholder Management


  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers/customers, understand supplier/customer organization and operations and identify new opportunities
  • Ability to perform sustained supplier performance management and continuous improvement Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Sufficient knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint Analytical Skills
  • Strong financial analytical skills for conducting data analytics, cost modeling, business case development, reporting, and proactive interaction with Corporate Finance functional stakeholders
  • Ability to conduct bench-marking or other analysis to track global spend and savings
  • Ability to think strategically about key procurement and financial issues and quantify the underlying implications
  • Comprehension of company financials and implication on market power
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel