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TriNet is a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their HR function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our full-service HR solutions include features such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers’ compensation insurance.

TriNet has a nationwide presence and an experienced executive team. Our stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TNET. If you’re passionate about innovation and making an impact on the large SMB market, come join us as we power our clients’ business success with extraordinary HR.

The Category Manager will be responsible for developing and evolving category strategies while supporting and influencing business partners to drive value to TriNet. The individual will lead key category initiatives and provide strategic direction and evolution in category management, supplier evaluation & selection, risk management, sourcing initiatives, pricing reviews, contract management, data analysis, and communication. This role will play a pivotal role for improved quality, services and performance within the categories they lead while ensuring business requirements are fulfilled and value is optimized.


• Lead the development and implementation of key category strategies to maximize value for TriNet while reducing risk at the highest quality and reliability
• Builds a short term and long-term category vision that is aligned with business stakeholders, and supported by strategic category management and sourcing
• Develop and implement sourcing analytics / metrics to improve decision making, measure value and enable a more strategic view of the portfolio Participate in the establishment of department level strategic goals, support the creation of team metrics, and collaborate to ensure collective success of the Sourcing team
• Lead the establishment of function specific strategic sourcing goals that will maximize the service, performance and value of the partnership and drive the relationship to ensure achievement of these goals. Contributes to the performance and profitability of assigned departments and related business units through the purchasing process.
• Conduct targeted analysis related to the strategic business goals for Sourcing and synthesize data to identify cost savings opportunities, mitigate risks, and improve category performance while meeting financial targets, maximizing stakeholder satisfaction
• Actively monitor and manage aggregate supplier spend data; Regularly performs price, industry and supplier analysis to support effective decision analysis in the sourcing process and work directly with key suppliers to negotiate preferred pricing and contract terms.
• Identify and lead category improvement projects with strategic expertise and efficiency
• Lead and facilitate supplier negotiations to ensure appropriate terms, rates, services, etc., that are aligned to the strategic needs of the business and maximize stakeholder satisfaction
• Responsible of staying up with industry trends
• Proactively and regularly communicate with Procurement Analysts to ensure awareness of and alignment to category initiatives
• Contributes to development of approved vendor listing and vendor optimization strategies
• Contributes to a strong governance culture by complying with appropriate governance policies and procedures

Education: BA or BS required, Masters or equivalent work experience
• 7+ years of progressive experience with corporate categories (HR, Legal, Facilities, Leases and Outsourced Provider Services) contracting, preferably in a large or public company
• 10+ years supplier management, contract negotiation and risk mitigation
• 10+ years working with internal and external clients and supporting business partners through cross-collaborative efforts

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Familiar with category industry, including emerging business models
• Knowledge of Procurement systems, procedures, regulations, and industry standards
• Outstanding customer service/people and communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and progressive environment
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with peers, suppliers, and customers, and business partners
• Experience providing project leadership and effectively managing projects
• Excellent analytical skills
• High level of contract knowledge
• Experience partnering with and influencing internal stakeholders (HR, Marketing, IT, Legal, etc.) including ability to sell an idea and build consensus
• Strong communication skills including written, verbal and formal presentations
• PC skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to efficiently create spreadsheets, pivot tables, other computer analysis, report writing
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in complex, sometimes ambiguous and always fast faced environment
• Well-developed people skills
• Self-reliant and possess the ability to work independently and measure progress against goals 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/OTHER INFORMATION (Travel required, physical requirements, on-call schedules, etc.)
• Travel - may be required 

Please Note: TriNet reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Position functions and qualifications may vary depending on business necessity.

TriNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact recruiting@trinet.com to request such an accommodation.


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