046541-Category Buyer – IT – Hardware – Software – Telecom

Job Description


Reporting into the Americas Regional Category Manager, an experienced and committed individual who can support business stakeholders, mainly in US and Canada, with IT procurement related activities including category management, strategic sourcing, negotiation, etc. The individual will;


  • Act as procurement single point of contact (SPOC) for our Capgemini Cyber business stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with Global and Regional Procurement.

  • Contribute and support Capgemini business in the ongoing development of the category strategy, collaborating with the different parties in identifying current and future sourcing needs.

  • Liaise with all Capgemini Cyber stakeholders and vendors to communicate on new initiatives, identity business opportunities for Capgemini.




  • You will work with our business stakeholders to provide procurement support them during the bid cycle with a wide range of activities such as: deal registration, sourcing, negotiation, etc.

  • You will work with our Regional and Group Procurement to support management of business stakeholders regionally, to ensure that the category strategy, including preferred vendors and global standards is understood and agreed.

  • You will take ownership for the entire procurement cycle for our Resale

  • You will support Americas region regarding compliance management, monitoring and reporting.

  • You will develop initiatives into the budget process and forecasting Procurement cost savings initiatives within iProcure.  

  • You will help support the procurement operations transformation and savings initiatives

  • You will ensure that category agreements and savings targets and customer satisfaction requirements are met.

  • Use appropriate risk management techniques to support the broader procurement strategy.



Key Areas of Skills & Experience



  • Must have IT & Telco procurement and category specific experience (5-10 yers), strategic sourcing and proven ability to work in a logical and thorough way with ability to pay attention to details.

  • Desired experience working with/for and IT Value Added Resellers (VAR) and Value Added Distributors.

  • Ability to demonstrate innovative solutions to complicated purchasing initiatives, in a fast moving and demanding environment.  

  • Should be perceived as a hard and fair negotiator, who manages and develops suppliers to meet customer requirements. 

  • Experience dealing with import/export activities globally


Personal Qualities


  • Be business oriented and customer friendly to ensure excellence in supporting our business community.

  • Be a �doer� , project management minded to ensure the delivery of the expected results through the deployment of the defined sourcing strategies,

  • Must be flexible and have strong influencing skills in order to use both a facilitative and directive approach to “sell ” method to stakeholders and negotiate with suppliers.

  • Good communication and networking skills and able to work effectively as either an individual or as part of a team in a matrix environment.   

  • Highly motivated towards achieving cost savings and corporate goals (i.e. commercially minded)

  • Must have excellent inter-personal skills in order to become accepted in a challenging environment and driving change in a positive manner

  • Experience translating business strategies into accountable priorities for the team

  • Demonstrated successful managing of individuals or team to achieve goals while maintaining individual or team satisfaction

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Capgemini is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
This is a general description of the Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications required for this position. Physical, mental, sensory or environmental demands may be referenced in an attempt to communicate the manner in which this position traditionally is performed. Whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity, Capgemini will consider reasonable accommodations that might involve varying job requirements and/or changing the way this job is performed, provided that such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship Click the following link for more information on your rights as an Applicant : http://www.capgemini.com/resources/equal-employment-opportunity-is-the-law
About Capgemini
A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients� opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.Visit us at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.



Posted on:

November 12, 2019

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Education level:

Bachelor's Degree (�16 years)

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