• Senior Category Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Quincy
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 1:45 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Category Management
  • Overview

    Topco Associates is currently seeking a Senior Category Analyst for the Indirect Spend team in Quincy, MA.


    The Senior Category Analyst will lead project initiatives with representatives from our customer organizations to source indirect products/services, develop strategies to successfully source and manage programs on behalf of member customers via the sourcing methodology and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to improve business processes and efficiencies. 


    TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:


    Sourcing / Project Management

    • Manage sourcing initiatives from inception through contract lifecycle
    • Develop and distribute RFPs and RFIs to potential vendors
    • Negotiate price and contract terms with suppliers through traditional means and reverse auctions


    • Provide in-depth data analysis throughout sourcing process, identify gaps and areas of commonality, and review results with clients
    • Develop commodity expertise through extensive market research and analysis

    Relationship Management

    • Develop and manage supplier / vendor relationships
    • Develop and present initiative results analysis and communications to stakeholders
    • Manage contracts from development stage to implementation, ensure pricing and terms compliance through the multi-year project
    • Provide continuous improvement opportunities with both member and supplier/vendor stakeholders

    Business Development

    • Collaborate with account management / program management to promote new and existing programs
    • Assist with sales tracking, preparation of annual sourcing plans and business reviews

    Travel approximately 10%



    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • MBA or other advanced degree in Business desired
    • 1 - 3 years in project management / business management / business analytics
    • Sourcing management, procurement management, commodity management preferred
    • Market / supplier analysis, experience in grocery or other retail industry a plus



    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Advanced spreadsheet knowledge, along with Access and PowerPoint
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Customer service excellence
    • Negotiation skills
    • High performance orientation


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