Emory University Strategic Sourcing, Category Lead in Atlanta, Georgia


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing, leads the development and implementation of the category profile and strategy for assigned categories in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community that meet their business needs and create value for the University; this includes:

  • creating an internal profile, external profile,

  • recommended strategic direction for the category,

  • discrete value creation opportunities and methods to achieve the cost reduction opportunities.

  • Develops, executes and manages sourcing events and supplier negotiations leading to contract award in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community.

  • Leads the implementation of awarded contracts including supplier enablement and buying channel enablement; in collaboration with Marketing and Communications resources, guides the development of stakeholder communications to support the implementation.

  • Manages on-going supplier relationships for assigned categories in collaboration with stakeholders across the Emory community.

  • Conducts a Quarterly Business Review working sessions with key suppliers and key stakeholders and completes the annual supplier evaluation process and executes formal supplier development plans based on supplier performance and stakeholder input.

  • On-going category management activities include serving as the lead for a cross-functional strategic team that includes representation from internal customers, finance and suppliers to drive continuous improvement in the assigned categories; developing/strengthening internal customer relationships for assigned categories; serving as the point person for issue escalation and resolution relating to suppliers, pricing, continuous improvement and contract/agreement interpretation; driving contract compliance; providing relevant reports to stakeholders to provide transparency and opportunities for improvements.

Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field and 3 years of procurement, business management or related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred .

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) or equivalent strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of the overall purchasing process, strategic sourcing, and procurement related systems and supplier relationship management.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative modeling skills including the ability to structure, collect, analyze, and communicate internal/external data or information in an organized manner.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (verbal and non-verbal communications, listening skills, negotiation, problem solving, decision making and assertiveness) and presentation skills.

  • Strong written communication skills.

Additional Details

Salary Range

Minimum: $54,400 annually*

Mid-Point: $72,800 annually*

*Salary offered is dependent on highest education level achieved and years of relevant experience equal to or beyond the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

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Job Number 31700

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Vice President For Finance

Department Financial Operations: PTP

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care

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