Senior Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

at Jack Henry & Associates in Monett, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Senior Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

General information

JobID: 9570

Position Level: Individual Contributor

Team: Business Operations

Position Type: Regular

Working Time: Full-Time

Locations: Allen, Texas, Lenexa, Kansas, Monett, Missouri, Remote, Remote, Springfield, Missouri

Travel Requirements: 10%

Description & Requirements

Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, is hiring a Senior Strategic Sourcing Category Manager. Under minimal supervision, this role creates and executes sourcing plans for a category, department, or project to develop the best possible supply base to meet customer needs. This role will serve as a subject matter expert for the customers, technologies and markets in area of specialization. This role also identifies and drives realization of savings opportunities throughout the sourcing category.

Jack Henry offers a comprehensive benefit package and stresses a work-life balance. Jack Henry provides strong opportunity for career progression not only within the team but across the organization as well.

This position can be based to work out of any Jack Henry office locations including Springfield, MO; Monett, MO; Allen, TX; Lenexa, KS or remotely within the US.


+ Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or supply chain.

+ Minimum of 6 years of experience in strategic sourcing or procurement.

+ Must be able to travel up to 10% per year for business needs and training purposes.

+ Must have previous IT, Software, SAAS, Professional Services, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) experience.


+ Has a wide range of experience and able to resolve complex issues. Works on complex and diverse projects. Analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions.

+ Broad supply chain experience such as new product introduction, demand planning, and supply management.

+ Strong negotiation, analytical, problem solving, organization, and project management skills

+ Demonstrated ability to influence at the executive level internally and with suppliers.

+ Ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information by leveraging appropriate productivity tools

+ Able to meet aggressive deadlines.

+ Able to work independently and as a team player.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access.


+ Work with key business partners and senior leadership to gain a solid understanding of strategic direction and supply requirements, corporate business objectives and priorities to develop category specific supply strategies. Provide market and industry intelligence to help inform and shape strategy.

+ Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base opportunities to reduce cost, minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and exploit industry developments that benefit JHA.

+ Manage contracts and suppliers within the targeted categories through supplier scorecards, periodic business reviews; active monitoring of supplier performance and risk, measuring contract compliance and other key metrics to ensure targets are being met and value is being delivered to the business under the supply agreements.

+ Lead sourcing engagements and cross-functional teams in opportunity identification and RFxs where appropriate.

+ Identify and pursue opportunities to leverage and consolidate the supply base using system level tools and techniques.

+ Negotiate and implement supplier agreements/contracts that meet the business needs of cross-functional stakeholders and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.

+ Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models.

+ Pro-actively enable and ensure transparency of spend and drive for an optimization of efficiency (procedures and cost) in collaboration with Finance function and related stakeholders

+ Lead supplier selection processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization

+ Work with legal team to lead and oversee complex contract negotiations.

+ Assist the financial planning and budgeting process and monitor adherence to the budget.

+ Ensure internal customers adhere to the delegation of authority and procurement processes.

+ Performs additional tasks and special projects as determined by department management.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Jack Henry, we know we are better together. We value, respect, and protect the uniqueness each of us brings. Innovation flourishes by including all voices and makes our business-and our society-stronger. Jack Henry is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, performance management, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, education, training, social, and recreational activities to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and military and veteran status, or any other protected status protected by local, state or federal law.

No one will be subject to, and Jack Henry prohibits, any form of discipline, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for good faith reports or complaints of incidents of discrimination of any kind, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in related investigations.

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Job Posting: JC193408725

Posted On: Sep 26, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021