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Procurement Category Manager

State Farm
Bloomington,United States

  • Overview We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! Come join our passionate team! As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture. We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more! Visit our Careers page for more information on our benefits, locations and the process of joining the State Farm team! ResponsibilitiesOur Purchasing Team is seeking a Category Manager aligned primarily to the telecommunications category to join our fun and collaborative team and work strategically with business partners across the organization. This highly visible position provides the opportunity to work directly with leadership roles across the company to achieve expense management objectives and work with industry leading technologies to deliver cost effective services to our customers. You would be responsible for developing procurement strategies for large technology acquisitions that require long term vision and the ability to achieve short term objectives on tight timelines. In addition, you would be a resource and leader in a department involved in many high impact enterprise initiatives.  Does this sound like a place you can add value? If so, come join our dynamic and dedicated team where you can help make a difference to State Farm!Work across multiple departments to develop both long and short term procurement strategies for telecommunications network services.Achieve and maintain a high level of subject matter expertise to allow for a consultative approach to leading large procurement efforts.Mentor Purchasing team members on technology, procurement strategies, and navigating multi-department projects. Work closely with outside Market Intelligence sources to understand telephony technology life cycles, rate trends, and regulatory issues. Qualifications2-4 Years of technology procurement experience.A strong understanding of telephony technologies including network infrastructure, cellular, and wireline telecommunications networks.Ability to understand and analyze the shifting landscape of network vendors and technologies. Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and achieving stated objectives.Experience working across multiple departments.Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with key business partners.Excellent communications skills.Additional information:  This is a hybrid role which means you will work in the Bloomington office at least 4-5 times per month (as the business needs dictate), with the balance worked remotely. The regular work schedule is Monday - Friday.  ****Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity*****