Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

  • Burlington Stores
  • Florence Township, NJ, USA
  • Apr 09, 2020
Full time Retail

Job Description

If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager ! Are you an operational and analytical professional with strong attention to detail? Would you be comfortable working in a fast-paced supply chain environment and with an process improvement culture? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

As a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager , you will manage categories of spend (HR, Finance, Energy, Waste Management, Legal, and Corporate Services), be accountable for development and implementation of robust sourcing strategies that link to core business deliverables while leveraging the marketplace and supplier community. You will perform end to end strategic sourcing and category management functions: analyzing third party spend to identify opportunities, developing category strategies, and executing the sourcing process (including but not limited to RFx, negotiations, contracting activities). Responsibilities will be developing relationships and provides strategic category direction to executive management and cross functional teams. Finally, you will work across other pyramids to drive value and provides guidance as well as ensure adherence to procurement processes and policy compliance across the enterprise.


Leads the sourcing process (RFx, RFI, RFP, reverse auction, negotiations), evaluations processes, and provides procurement support to the assigned business units

Utilizes the appropriate support tools to drive results and deliver savings

Support stakeholder spend / vendor related initiatives as needed

Contract Management:

Lead the contract negotiation process, negotiating: pricing, key terms, service level requirements, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and other performance metrics

Manage the contract review process, obtaining the appropriate approvals prior to execution

Maintain contracts for the assigned categories within the contract management tool on a continuous basis


Develop and consistently execute category strategies across the assigned categories in support of achieving overall savings targets

Analyze category markets, assess risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions and technical information that impacts the category. Develop sourcing strategies and category strategies based on market intelligence gathered

Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing and impact analysis

Work collaboratively with suppliers and internal stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement strategies

Be the central point of expertise and knowledge for commercial aspects of each category

Lead cross functional sourcing teams / Interact cross-functionally with all other departments at Burlington and serve as an effective and value-added service for the entire organization

Monitor category purchasing reports and ensure compliance to policies and procedures on a continuous basis

Identify and implement streamlined category purchasing processes and supporting tools

Supplier Management:

Measure and manage “suppliers’” (aka vendors, providers, agencies, firms, etc.) performance relative to contracted service levels and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Identify and resolve strategic supplier performance issues to ensure customer satisfaction.

Negotiate and manage key supplier relationships and supply contracts

Maintain regular contact with current suppliers and resolve ongoing issues as needed

Promote continuous improvement/cost reductions on a regular and proactive basis


Coach and develop team members in their performance and professional development

Guide and coach procurement staff on Procurement best practices

Candidates must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree, preferably Business, Finance and Accounting, as well as 4+ years in analytics and project management. Supply Chain Experience is a plus. Advanced in Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.