Global Category Manager, Services Global Category Manager, Services …

in Charlotte, NC, United States
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in Charlotte, NC, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Global Category Manager, Services
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At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Business Unit:

Operational Risk

Title: Global Category Manager Professional Services

Department: Global Procurement and Vendor Management

Location: Charlotte, NC

Barings is a $346+ billion* global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

*As of June 30, 2020

Job Summary

The Global Procurement and Vendor Management Team (P&VM) is seeking a Global Category Manager. This position will have the unique opportunity to be a part of the design and build of a globalized P&VM Team. The ideal candidate will report directly to the Global Head of P&VM and should have broad procurement knowledge across several areas of Professional services, such as, Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, Consulting and Travel & Entertainment. This individual is expected to deliver strong results, manage sourced projects, reduce spend, increase spend transparency and minimize supplier risk.

Primary Responsibilities

This individual will have a dedicated focus within P&VM to support several aspects of sourcing and cost optimization projects. This individual will be expected to work closely with the key stakeholders across the firm and suppliers to drive project initiatives, as well as consult, problem solve, and conduct data analysis that will be the basis for strategic decision making.

In this capacity, this role will be responsible in:

  • Leading all aspects associated with contract negotiations, acquisition and management of goods and services and drive successful supplier relationships.
  • Ensuring strong alignment with, and becoming a trusted advisor to, key functional leaders.
  • Developing and aligning supplier strategies to meet business needs
  • Collaborating with the VM Team to solidify an end to end Procurement and Vendor Management Life Cycle
  • Identifying and managing supplier base that reduces spend and removes duplication to aid in the firms growth & profitability measures
  • Develop, align and implement standardized process, work flows, tools and templates to support the procurement process
  • Develop detailed management reporting that defines value and savings


  • Robust interpersonal skills - self-aware, accountable, and empathetic
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, IT, Business Management, Finance or similar field is required
  • 10 plus years of experience leading sourcing initiatives
  • Demonstrated project management and management consulting capabilities
  • Sourcing experience in the development and management of a global supply base is required
  • Supplier diversity strategy experience
  • Skilled at influencing others through growth and change
  • Strong written and communication skills

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Posted 5 Days AgoFull timeJR_002201

Barings is a leading global asset management firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients. We build lasting partnerships that leverage our distinctive expertise across traditional and alternative asset classes to deliver innovative, institutional-quality solutions and service.

Our team-driven culture is based on transparency, responsibility and putting our clients interests first. We listen to our clients to understand their needs, so that we can be a strategic advisor and long-term partner in meeting their unique investment goals. Risk management and protecting our investors capital over the long term is an essential component of our lasting partnerships.

Barings is also committed to building long-term relationships with our associates and providing opportunities and support to help them succeed. With our expanding business and global footprint, Barings offers a wealth of opportunities for associates who share our culture, values and commitment to excellence in client service.

As an organization, we believe that a diversity of perspectives and strengths is essential to meeting the evolving needs of our clients, and we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce as diverse as the clients and communities that contribute to our success.

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