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Category Manager, IT (Remote)

Posted January 14, 2022

Delaware North at KeyBank Center - NHL Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo, NY
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The Opportunity 

Delaware North is hiring for an IT Category Manager to join our Procurement team based out of our global headquarters in Buffalo, New York. The IT Category Manager will be responsible for managing the procurement process and serve as a subject expert for assigned indirect procurement categories with emphasis on IT and Telecomm. You will develop and manage IT and Telecomm categories to achieve organizational goals by collaborating with functional areas, developing category strategies, leveraging scale, and building strategic supplier relationships.

We are open to a remote-based candidate willing to be in-office at least one week every month, plus additional business travel as needed. Travel Expectation 25-50% if remote-based.

  • Develop and implement category strategies based on operational needs, researching market conditions, business insights, and overall industry knowledge.
  • Engage stakeholder category teams to align and leverage the key program and product requirements across categories of responsibility.
  • Works with category stakeholders and strategic sourcing team to develop new preferred programs that leverage spend, consolidate suppliers, rationalize SKUs, with the goal of delivering savings and increased value to Delaware North.    
  • Negotiate terms and conditions that are consistent with company goals, standards, and ethics, while delivering the best overall value to the operating locations.
  • Liaise between internal stakeholders and suppliers to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and contract terms.
  • Adhere to ethical procurement practices, including compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Serves as a key team member to support the implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment.
  • Develop, evaluate, and prioritize ideas on new ways to grow the business through partnerships and cooperative deals that drive revenue and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an indirect procurement role with extensive IT and Telecom contract and category management experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills with experience negotiating commercial terms and service level agreements.
  • The ability to effectively interact with executives and stakeholders at all levels of the organization and deliver effective presentations.
  • Strong financial acumen with consultative, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Who We Are 

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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Delaware North at KeyBank Center - NHL Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo, NY 14203

Regional Office

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Delaware North operates concessions, clubs and suites for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Delaware North has been a partner of the Sabres since 1970, the year the team was founded.

Delaware North manages 42 concession outlets, 81 suites and two clubs, including the Lexus Club, a members-only fine dining restaurant with two full-service bars, at the 19,200-seat arena.