IT Procurement Category Lead
Holman Enterprises

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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At Holman, we exist to provide rewarding careers and better lives for employees and their families. We hire, train, empower, and reward exceptional people. Our journey is guided by our desire to get it right every time and the acknowledgement that we have an opportunity to be better. To be better, we have to do better, and to do better we must know better. That's why we are listening, open to learning new things - about ourselves and each other. We will never stop striving for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion because we are successful together when we feel trusted and supported. It's The Holman Way.

At Holman, your total compensation goes beyond your paycheck. To position you for success and provide a rewarding career and better life for you and your family, Holman is proud to offer you the benefits you deserve; including protection against illness, disability, loss of work, or preparation for retirement. Below is a brief overview of these programs (programs may vary by country or worker type):

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement

The IT Procurement Category Lead is an important position within Holman's Global Procurement team. The IT Category Lead works with the respective IT disciplines to identify high performing suppliers and negotiate favorable commercial terms in line with business strategy. A successful candidate is a self-motivated, strong communicator, with the ability to pull different ideas together and challenge the status quo.

Please note that this is a Hybrid position; 3 days onsite, and 2 days remote.

Principal Purpose of Position:
  • Lead, support and manage the bid process for large or complex purchases.
  • Manage the procurement process within their accountable business line, ensuring that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to by personnel involved with the procurement function.
  • Support the procurement strategy at the business unit level, in line with the current IT strategy.
  • Engage IT leadership (varying levels) and subject matter experts to lead efforts to determine the most appropriate solution (build vs buy vs subscribe and hybrid)
  • Innovation - Identify opportunities to collaborate with vendors to develop new offerings.
  • Work closely with the businesses to align products and services with well-defined requirements, business priorities and overall IT strategy.
  • Opportunity to present to all levels of management within and outside of IT.
  • Work closely with individuals within IT that retain responsibility for day to day vendor management. Solicit feedback on vendor performance (cost, quality and execution) and follow up with resolutions including recommendations such as SLA's, alternate supplier utilization or other innovative procurement strategies.
  • High level performance of sourcing principles: negotiation, contracting, influencing, cost efficiency.
  • Engage Legal, IT Security and others as needed to manage the complete review of agreement terms and conditions to minimize business risk.
  • Work with category leaders to network externally with vendors and professional organizations related to their accountable business line.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Relevant Work Experience:
  • Approximately 5 years of IT procurement experience preferred.
  • Additional IT experience a plus.
  • Experience implementing strategic sourcing plans in support of business unit operations (balancing cost, risk and performance).
  • Advanced understanding of Procure-to-Pay processes, strategic sourcing and vendor management.
  • Proficient in financial modeling and data analysis.
  • Comfortable negotiating contracts valued in excess of $150,000.
  • Clear understanding of contractual terms and conditions.

Education and/or Training:
  • Bachelor's degree required in related field.
  • CPM, CPSM or equivalent preferred (or willing to pursue).
  • Key Competencies: IT, Data Spend Analytics, Procurement, Project Management, Clear Articulator, Strategy Development, Collaboration.

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Holman is a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients The Holman Way by always doing the right thing for our people, our customers, and the community since 1924. The Holman story began nearly a century ago as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey. Today, Holman, headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is one of the largest family-owned automotive service organizations in North America with more than 6,500 employees across North America, the UK, and Germany.

Holman delivers a unique range of automotive-centric services including industry-leading fleet management and leasing; vehicle fabrication and upfitting; component manufacturing and productivity solutions; powertrain distribution and logistics services; commercial and personal insurance and risk management; and retail automotive sales as one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the United States. Guided by its deeply rooted core values and principles, Holman is continuously Driving What's Right.

Holman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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