Junior Hardware Category Manager (Remote)
Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Posted on: November 25, 2022
**Type of Requisition:** Regular
**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** None
**Public Trust/Other Required:** None
**Job Family:** Procurement
GDIT is seeking a Junior Category Manager to contribute to the
development of innovative strategies for the indirect and direct IT
hardware spend category. This role will report to the Category
Manager for Hardware and Lease Administration and will work closely
with stakeholders and the Managers and staff of Strategic Sourcing
and Procurement to ensure strategies are fully understood, executed
as designed, and adjusted as additional market knowledge is gained
through sourcing activities and monitoring supplier performance.
The primary role of this position is to contribute to the creation,
socialization and updating of category strategies across the
hardware category (to include but not limited to servers, storage,
end user devices, peripherals, etc.) and communicate the strategies
to those persons and groups responsible for implementing the
strategy. Category strategies focus on maximizing the value
obtained from each supply market balancing competing demands
including state and federal regulatory requirements imposed upon
GDIT by its customers, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations
(FAR); the market strength of GDIT; and the realities of supply
This position requires understanding of supply chain management
activities, aptitude to develop knowledge and understanding of the
commodity category, as well as large-scale hardware OEMs such as
Dell, HP, Cisco, etc.; research skills; high interest in continued
learning; being well organized, proactive, and able to work without
much guidance; and exceptional time management skills.
We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most
complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the
country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. GDIT is
your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing
opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
This position will be responsible for contributing to the
development of innovative strategies for indirect and direct IT
hardware spend category. Duties include but are not limited to:
+ Conduct detailed supply market research.
+ Participate in the collaboration with large-scale hardware OEMs
such as Dell, HP, and Cisco.
+ Work closely with internal departments and customer-facing
programs to understand, document, and analyze current and
forecasted category demands.
+ Contribute to the development of strategies for gaining the best
value from current and future supply markets.
+ Adapt strategies as appropriate based on changing market
conditions, internal demand, supplier performance, and other
+ Ensure Category Strategies balance the various regulatory
requirements imposed upon GDIT Supply Chain by its customers,
including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); the market
strength of GDIT; and the realities in the various markets to
maximize value obtained from each supplier.
+ Participate in the solving of process, supplier performance and
market-disruption problems including developing solutions under
+ Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in lieu of
+ Corporate commercial and FAR regulated supply chain or finance
experience (experience in a Fortune 500 company and Government
+ Understand and take part in market research and supply market
+ Ability to work closely across all levels of GDIT to fully
understand the specific needs of Supply Chain's internal
+ Ability to conduct market analyses, model internal demand
patterns, price analyses, and total cost of ownership analyses.
+ Contribute to the development of specific sourcing strategies and
negotiating approaches to be used by Strategic Sourcing in
executing category strategies.
+ Knowledge of full lifecycle SCM-related topic areas (including
strategic sourcing, contract types, bid sheet structures, proposal
analyses, and contract negotiations
+ Understating of cost containment strategies.
+ Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills;
comfort with communicating with all levels of the company
(including C-level / Executive).
+ Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision, be
proactive in problem prevention and resolution, an able to balance
competing demands on one's time.
+ Demonstrated understanding of FAR and its compliance requirements
and audit implications on category strategies.
+ Demonstrated experience in developing effective negotiating
+ Demonstrated experience managing supplier relationships including
performing vendor performance evaluations.
COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate
applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of
its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however,
GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend
on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex
government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.
We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance
critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest
in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today
is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground,
beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering
the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services
needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or
any other protected class.
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