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Truist Head of IT Sourcing & Category Management in Charlotte, North Carolina

Req ID: R0042584

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Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Strategic Sourcing, the Head of IT Sourcing & Category Management is responsible for developing and managing the end to end sourcing process and supply management lifecycle through strategic category management. This individual manages a total purchasing volume over 1.9 billion in spend with proven track record for successfully drive third party savings programs.

The Head of IT Sourcing & Category Management role is engaged but not limited to the following areas: Contracting / Contract Management, P2P / Procurement Operations, Spend Analytics, Third Party Risk Management and AP / Payment controls.

The incumbent will also have experience with driving third party engagements as a key leader in our Truist firm-wide transformation Building for Better (B4B) program.


  • Effectively manage a direct team of Strategic Sourcing Category Directors and Managers within IT.

  • Oversees the implementation of category strategies within his/her portfolio to optimize business efficiency and ensure the highest level of service delivery, and institutionalizes best-practice processes and policies knowledge sharing with team.

  • Provide clear direction and expectations of indirect reports across all support groups within the end to end sourcing process and Sourcing Objectives.

  • Partner with Business Leaders and Executives to ensure that sourcing strategies/category plans are aligned with the Business Goals

  • Attracts, retains, and promotes top talent, with a strong focus on diversity and builds a robust slate of credible successors for key leadership positions and for opportunities across Truist.

  • Promote risk excellence and sound risk management as the first line of defense by driving and aligning with bank-wide policies.

  • Partners with the Truist executive leaders to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, control, consumption and material cost reductions as measured and compared with world class benchmarks.

  • Represent Truist in dealings with clients/balance of trade and external bodies such as regulators and government agencies.

  • Implement process improvements in all phases of the source-to-pay life cycle, supplier rationalization, volume aggregation, preferred vendor programs, product/service requirements and demand management to reduce supplier costs and proactively manage third party related risks.

  • Establish and drive supplier diversity and supplier relationship management programs to maximize performance, value and ensure contract terms and outcomes are me.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 15 years of increasingly progressive Procurement, AP, third party risk, corporate services, spend management, consulting, and Strategic Sourcing experience.

  • Direct management experience of a function with strategic development responsibilities

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in team development and thought leadership

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong program and transformation management skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Exceptional negotiation and influencing skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels; particularly at the management level

  • Executive presence and effective presentation skills

  • Proven track record of delivering material cost savings

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a matrixed organization with minimum supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, Masters in Supply Chain, or Juris Doctor degree

  • Experience in decentralized and highly matrixed environments where leadership and influencing skills are necessary to bring about change

  • Broad based experience in: Procurement, Sourcing, and third party management

  • Subject Matter Expertise in ITsoftware, hardware, and telecom sourcing methodology and techniques

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