The Services Team within Oracle's Global Indirect Procurement department is primarily responsible for the acquisition of services on a global basis in support of Oracle's business units. We ensure there is alignment with global objectives and programs which leverage Oracle's overall spend and strategic supplier relationships. We are seeking a Category Manager to assist with the Services Procurement Team’s efforts and initiatives globally. Project management and advanced customer service skills are required.
The Services Team is seeking a Category Manager to support the Marketing related commodities which primarily consist of Advertising, Public Relations, Brand Creative, and Telemarketing Services. This is a global role requiring knowledge and support of projects worldwide with a fixed emphasis on supporting Advertising in the JAPAC and EMEA regions.
Team member will also assist with merger and acquisition related activities for marketing services. The individual must be self-driven and motivated to successfully manage multiple priorities and excel in the high paced Oracle culture.
Responsibilities will include extensive, high value contract negotiations, participating in and leading some of the various team projects, managing sourcing events, enforcing policies and procedures, and effecting change management across Oracle. Knowledge of marketing and the ability to review and interpret legal documents is preferable. Effective negotiation skills and project management experience are essential. Individual must also have technical skills, and be well-versed in Excel and PowerPoint. Job requires strong critical thinking skills, and highly cultivated interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with regional teams, cross functional groups, lines of business and suppliers.
Individual will coordinate closely with counterparts in other regions relative to global strategy and initiatives. Individual will be responsible for providing training on procurement and supplier tools as well as procurement policy and procedures. Job functions will include analyzing global spend trends, recommending cost saving opportunities, and identifying, proposing and initiating implementation of process efficiencies/improvements.
Leading contributor individually and as a team member. A self-starter who can work autonomously within a virtual team. Work is non-routine and complex, involving the application of technical/business skills in area of specialisation.
A confident, self-motivated individual with good communication and project management skills is desired to compliment a dynamic team and quickly assume various responsibilities and projects.