Sr. Manager – IT Procurement, Software

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Sr. Manager – IT Procurement, Software – 2407019554W


Kenvue is currently recruiting for:

Sr. Manager – IT Procurement, Software

This position reports to Director, Procurement for IT Software and is based at Skillman, NJ ( Kenvue’s corporate headquarters is currently located in Skillman NJ, but is scheduled to move to Summit, NJ in or around early 2025 .) or remotely within US.

Who we are

At Kenvue , we realize the extraordinary power of everyday care. Built on over a century of heritage and rooted in science, we’re the house of iconic brands – including Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, Listerine, Johnson’s and BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages that you already know and love. Science is our passion; care is our talent. Our global team is made up of ~ 22,000 diverse and brilliant people, passionate about insights, innovation and committed to delivering the best products to our customers. With expertise and empathy, being a Kenvuer means having the power to impact the life of millions of people every day. We put people first, care fiercely, earn trust with science and solve with courage – and have brilliant opportunities waiting for you! Join us in shaping our future–and yours. For more information, click here ( .

Role reports to: Director, Procurement for IT Software

Location: Skillman, NJ ( Kenvue’s corporate headquarters is currently located in Skillman NJ, but is scheduled to move to Summit, NJ in or around early 2025 .) or remotely within US.

Travel %: 10%

Pay: $113,000 to $195,500

What you will do

The Senior Manager, IT Software Procurement is responsible for supporting the development of category practices for the organizational Software needs, including development of sourcing strategies, stakeholder management, maximizing total cost of ownership and identifying savings opportunities through Procurement’s value contribution while achieving compliance with policies, strategies, and processes.

Striving to meet the mutually agreed Procurement targets contributing to the overall budgeting targets

Deliver financial, ESG, service, and innovation targets

In addition to the elements mentioned above the Senior Procurement Manager is accountable for defining and achieving clear targets in conjunction with his/her Procurement counterparts and business stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Defines Category Strategy for the Global Software category

Analyzes category and defines category profile, incl. risk assessment, supply base assessment and SRM strategy

Benchmarks category practices to identify improvement initiatives

Build category specific strategic plans in alignment with the regions / countries and aligns strategic plans to financial budget and global business strategies

Defines procure to pay (P2P) and efficient buying channel strategy, identify and consider automation potential and P2P/Channel effectiveness

Deliver financial, ESG, service, and innovation targets

Lead Global Software category strategy implementation and savings realization

Initiate internal and external analysis

Consolidate requirements, acting as a business partner for business / other functions, supporting the alignment and optimization of specification with the business / other functions

Leads contract implementation and drives contract compliance

Accountable for efficient alignment enablement / activation of negotiation outcomes by increasing the level of automated content within the category, instructing on new content updates and by providing clear instructions about the category strategy to enable compliance

Accountable for savings delivery according to the mutually defined target

Align to company wide Diversity goals and supplier value capture objectives.

Support the work and efforts of a cross-functional Sourcing Team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project

Collaborates and aligns with global / regional / local procurement teams as applicable

Supports supplier selection and fact-based negotiations

Contribute to leading practice exchange throughout Procurement organization

Lead RfX through E2E execution

Collaborate with legal to finalize contractual agreement and its administration

Work with Global Procurement Leader to implement and activate contracts globally

Manage strategic commercial supplier relationship management with key suppliers within the defined category scope

Maintain and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the software category both globally and regionally, monitors performance of key suppliers according to the guidelines

Lead supplier management activities, set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers in order to improve performance and increase value creation

Support the identification of potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiations

Manage key business stakeholders and business representatives

Act as escalation point for category related issues and drives resolution in line with global Procurement policies

Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders for major procurement initiatives

Partner with the business partner to create and outline contribution for budget improvements

Manage relationship with regional and local business units to foster category insights to incorporate into category strategies

Supports resource allocation between global and regional / local category initiatives

Promotes / escalates region specific procurement requirements on a global level including changes of local legislations and policies


What we are looking for

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree is required.

A minimum of 8 years working experience in strategic sourcing, category management, implementation, business partner and/or supplier management is required.

Demonstrated leadership and deployment of best practices in ESG strategies is required

Proven track record delivering against a balanced portfolio of key performance indicators (KPIs) is required

Experience in identifying and harnessing customer oriented innovative solutions is required

Ability to influence and understand the diverse needs of stakeholders (e.g., IT, Supply Chain, Finance) is required

Expert category management and sourcing execution on a global basis is required.

Extremely good knowledge of procurement strategy development and conveyance is required.

Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data, content, and automation is required.

Expert in risk and compliance management is required.

Strong ability to analyze specifications and influence demand is required.

Extensive capability to independently interact throughout the company is required.

Project and process management knowledge and experience is required.

Excellent presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills is required.

Demonstrated leadership and deployment of best practices in ESG strategies is required

Leadership, communication, influencing, and collaboration skills is required

Proficiency in English is required.

Desired Qualifications

MBA or other advanced degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement, Legal or comparable profession preferred.

What’s in it for you

Annual base salary for new hires in this position ranges from $113,000 to $195,500.This takes into account a number of factors including work location, the candidate’s skills, experience, education level & other job-related factors.

Competitive Total Rewards Package

Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Volunteer Time & More!

Learning & Development Opportunities

Employee Resource Groups

Note: Total Rewards at Kenvue include salary, bonus (if applicable) and benefits. Your Talent Access Partner will be able to share more about our total rewards offerings and the specific salary range for the relevant location(s) during the recruitment & hiring process.

Kenvue is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Primary Location NA-US-New Jersey-Skillman

Other Locations NA-United States

Job Function Procurement

Organization : Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Req ID: 2407019554W