Princeton University’s Office of Finance and Treasury seeks an accomplished leader for the position of Category Manager in the central Procurement Services function. This role requires an influential individual capable of driving transformational change across the Source-to-Pay (S2P) lifecycle, while balancing the demanding and challenging requirements of a dynamic, world class education and research institution.
While the primary focus will be on administrative, services, and campus infrastructure, including categories such as Food, MRO, Travel, Furniture, Financial Services, and Logistics, the ideal candidate will also be required to demonstrate versatility across a range of categories.
This role is expected to deliver measurable value to the University, leading strategic sourcing projects for the most complex and impactful areas of spend and University need. Blending technical competency, a collaborative investigative approach, and the insights gained from rigorous analytics, he/she will synthesize multiple sources of information into compelling business cases and category plans. Partnering with a wide range of stakeholders, he/she will execute the plans through strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, and implementation of the selected suppliers across a diverse campus community.
In addition, to support the transformation initiatives, this position provides direction and guidance to procurement buyers and plays a key part in educating and supporting University partners on process efficiencies, system capabilities, and the value procurement provides across the S2P lifecycle.
Note: This position has been deemed essential and may require the individual to be available onsite or remotely during University holidays/closures.
Contract and Supplier Enablement
Procurement and Campus Support
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW