Category Lead (Finance, HR, Operations/Distribution) at Paylocity (Northwest Suburbs)

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Position Overview:
Do you have a curious mind and entrepreneurial spirit? Does the fast-paced dynamics of emerging technologies and market trends interest you? Then, keep reading, because Paylocity has an exciting opportunity for you! As a Procurement Category Lead, you'll develop progressive purchasing strategies and category plans for the Finance, HR and Operations/Distributions teams to support the performance of the business and manage costs. You'll provide new and innovative ways to solve problems and promote the procurement function throughout the organization. Best of all, you be joining a company that encourages individuals to have a "voice" and feel empowered. Paylocity values the unique differences of their employees, and wants them to feel truly welcome, and appreciated. The culture is collaborative, flexible, and actively supports growth and career development, with the freedom to carve your own path. The Category Lead is an individual contributor reporting to the Procurement Manager
Location: Schaumburg, IL (Hybrid; in office as needed)
Reports To: Manager, Procurement
•Collaborate with Finance, HR and Operations/Distribution business stakeholders to understand priorities, develop roadmaps and source Category initiatives such as Staffing Agencies, Print Providers and Finance Software
•Provide technical expertise, advising on market dynamics, risk, and third-party solutions
•Translate the business' vision into procurement requirements, to develop and implement strategic category plans that meet the goals of scalability, quality, and cost optimization
•Issue RFPs, create scoring criteria, think analytically to evaluate, and compare proposals, summarize outcomes, and present recommendations to senior management
•Perform fit/gap assessments to find synergies across the organization to leverage economies of scale, consolidate supplier base and support the integration of acquired businesses into existing IT solutions
•Review and redline third-party contracts(MSA, SOW, LOI, etc.), negotiate best commercial terms, mitigate risks and enforce the Delegation of Authority requirements for execution
•Hold regular cross-functional stakeholder meetings to align on progress and new opportunities •Build rapport with external and internal stakeholders to drive engagement levels and develop quality relationships
•Identify and mitigate roadblocks to support resolutions and maintain internal business partner satisfaction
•Use agility to move between big picture thinking and detailed analysis
•Manage, track and report on the performance of strategic third-party alliances, category plans, and spend data for Categories.
•Utilize Contract Management System to store and administer third-party contracts and use the resulting data to proactively address contracting issues especially around orphaned, perpetual, and auto-renew contracts
•Other duties as assigned
•Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, or related fields
•Minimum 5+years' experience in strategic sourcing or procurement indirect categories
Benchmark Match:
•Ability to clearly and convincingly present written and oral information
•Strong cross functional communication and collaboration skills and experience
•Expert in advanced functions and features in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required
•Experience in using procurement systems required(P2P, S2C, CLM, SRM)
•Experience in developing and running RFPs required
Preferred Skills:
•Experience in supplier management activities including QBRs, Supplier scorecards and/or ranking preferred
This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position in Colorado is $70,000 - $95,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position offers a comprehensive variable compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via
Our journey forward.
Paylocity strives to create an organizational culture where every employee has a voice, feels truly welcome, appreciated, and free to be themselves, and is empowered and enabled to do their best work. A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to creating such a culture.
We've made great strides to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. That being said, we realize there's still room for improvement. Our current focus is on the following initiatives:
• Education & Awareness
• Client Community
• Company Representation
• Advocacy & Support
• Fairness & Equality
• PCTY Gives
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This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
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