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Director, Category Management and Spend Analytics

Company: Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - Director, Category Management and Spend Analytics (2001240)

Job Description

Director, Category Management and Spend Analytics - ( 2001240 )

Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW

For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders: to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand, mytheresa.com. Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home d├ęcor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele. In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer. Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes NeimanMarcus.com, BergdorfGoodman.com Horchow.com, LastCall.com, and CUSP.com. Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates work towards the goal of enabling our customers to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.

Qualifications

Direct a team of category managers and analyst to define and execute category strategies, sourcing events, and supplier relationship management. Category responsibilities include Store Operations and Administration, Store Capital, and Marketing.

Job Duties

Direct team of category managers and analysts

Develop category strategies and define commodity-level and supplier cost reduction targets

Identify sourcing opportunities to realize cost reductions, improving processes with respect to the procurement function

Develop trusting relationships with NMG business operations, stakeholders, and suppliers

Lead cross-functional committees to ensure effective collaborative sourcing decisions that satisfy requirements of internal stakeholders

Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of materials and services

Research and track market trends and opportunities

Work with IT and operations to utilize appropriate technology to efficiently manage contracts, run sourcing events, reduce TCO, and source data for analysis

Remain abreast of existing and emerging procurement and contract management technologies, processes, products, services, and leading industry performance benchmarks

Maintain SMS alignment with NMG corporate strategies

Engage in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Lead key supplier business reviews

Implement supplier performance strategies that ensure ongoing cost improvements, on time delivery, quality and service

Direct procurement and contracting governance

Collaborate with SMS Leader and counterparts to leverage spend analyst pool to meet SMS obligations

Ensure key financial metrics are achieved on an annual basis

Conduct performance management activities for team; mentor and develop category managers and analysts

Job Requirements

10 + years of relevant category management, strategic sourcing, and/or consulting experience

Leadership

Coaching and development of staff

Ability to implement change

Strategic thinking

Communication and presentation skills

Business acumen

Business operations insight / expertise

Organizational skills

Technology awareness

Operational knowledge of e-sourcing

Experience in strategic sourcing and cost reduction strategy

Primary Location : United States of America-Texas-DALLAS-Irving-Remote Dallas

Keywords: Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., Dallas , Director, Category Management and Spend Analytics, Other , Dallas, Texas

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