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Entrust: Associate Category Manager


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted April 7, 2021.

Career Growth, Flexibility and Collaboration!Entrust is dedicated to securing a world in motion by enabling trusted identities, payments, and data protection around the globe.

Headquartered in Minnesota, we offer our colleagues the ability to work globally, in a flexible and collaborative environment.

Our team makes an impact!!

The Company: Entrust relies on curious, dedicated and innovative individuals whom anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world.

Entrust’s technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers.

We Believe: Securing identities is most effective when we value all identities.

We are committed to ensuring that, through diversity and inclusion, the many voices that make up our communities are heard.

From unconscious bias training for managers to global affinity groups that create connections both within and across our enterprise, Entrust expects and encourages all individuals to accept and respect one another.

And, of course, to be themselves.The Position: We’re looking for an Associate Category Manager who is a strategic setter, collaborator, project manager, and negotiator who applies strong knowledge of service offerings to Indirect Spend for the company.

This position will have accountability for the Categories of Software and Product Development.

Primary location support will be Ottawa, Canada.

This position will also assist, help with the roll out of key project initiatives for the Indirect Procurement organization such as Coupa improvements and the Supplier Diversity Program.

The ideal candidate must understand and have experience in project management and services provided in support of the categories mentioned.

The right individual will also be knowledgeable in the different procurement methods, as well as, understand and negotiate the required agreements for purchasing those items.We offer flexibilityWe offer a diverse work environmentFutureproof your career with a job in information securityHow you will make an impact:Develops and plans global category strategies and preparing, negotiating, managing, and coordinating agreements supporting assigned categories.Prepares bid packages, conducts bidder conferences, creates statements of work, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates terms and conditions, recommends suppliers, writes awards, and administers resulting contracts.Controls supplier relationship including pipeline development, relationship development, communications, supplier onboarding, and project handoff to operational area.Works with various functions within the company including other business units to coordinate requirements, facilitate contract co-terminations, and to leverage spend.Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of purchasing experience or equivalent education and experienceDemonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications; Microsoft Excel expertise a must Solid knowledge of supply chain requirements, systems, supplier development, Indirect Procurement categories, and process improvementAbility to lead teams and influence peers and other cross-functional teams; strong communication skillsMust be able to lawfully work within CanadaMust be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for USExperience in 3rd Party SoftwareHigh Interpersonal Skills and self-motivatedWhy Should You Apply?Leader in the security industryFriendly, supportive & knowledgeable teamsOpportunities for on-the-job trainingYou’ll help secure identities!For more information, visit www.Entrust.Com.

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