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Procurement- Category manager

Mexico City, Mexico

Job Description

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Job Description

Global Supply Management (GSM) is responsible for helping American Express maximize its purchasing power with third parties. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will work in partnership with Business Unit partners, Category Managers, and the Contract Strategy & Execution team to develop sourcing strategy, execute sourcing events, run benchmarking analysis and develop solutions with third parties to maximize value to the company.  This role will support a variety of American Express Business Units across broad commodities and countries across the LAC&C Region
Role Description:
Develops a sourcing strategy that applies techniques and tools to optimally source goods and services to meet business requirements as per the category plan.
Key Responsabilities:
  • Develop sourcing strategy, execute sourcing events, and develop solutions with suppliers
  • Lead strategic sourcing process (RFI/RFP/RFQ), for multiple projects in line with the category strategy
  • Develop options, evaluation solutions and construct deals with third parties (with an enterprise mindset)
  • Create detailed scoping requirements for specific projects and in support of overall category strategy
  • Leverage internal and external insights for most effective results. (i.e. analytics, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Develop commercial deal framework, negotiate key business terms and partner with Contract Strategy & Execution team on end-to end negotiation plan and contract execution.
  • Build strong partnership with select strategic suppliers and manages them effectively
  • Drive operational efficiency and effectiveness in the sourcing process
  • Captures savings and value created for each negotiation
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • Support a variety of American Express Business Units - Strong Qualifications related to Procurement in Marketing, Technologies Telemarketing and Professional Services are desirable.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor of Science / Business Degree
  • Mandatory Full English language proficiency (Business)
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant business experience
  • Strong procurement/sourcing process knowledge
  • Strong Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams
  • Strong relationship management skills able to become a true business partner and a trusted advisor
  • Deep understanding of the market opportunities and the broader business issues – Across different markets, cultures business practices and a broad set of commodities.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, influencing, planning, presentation and motivation
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Ability to manage day-to-day business priorities along with long-term strategic deliverables
  • Passion for using analytics to develop insights and recommendations, solve business challenges, improve the customer experience, and drive bottom line results
  • Strong communication skills a must
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to deal with ambiguity and rapid change
  • Strong Procurement experience developing innovative solutions across different commodity categories.

ReqID: 19004270
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 6, 2019, 7:33:18 PM