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Trane Technologies IT Software Category Manager in Davidson, North Carolina

IT Software Category Manager

Davidson NC 800E Beaty St, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Global Integrated Supply Chain

Requisition # 2107410

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AtTrane Technologies™and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. Were a team that dares to look at the worlds challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

Job Summary:

Trane Technologies is hiring an IT Software Category Manager in Davidson, NC ! This is a critical role on our Procurement team, with a large, complex scope of responsibilities within the assigned category. We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to own the space, strategy, supply base, and performance of our IT Category, and stay current on market trends and conditions in this category.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a broad portfolio of projects, contracts, and internal business partners to deliver business value and mitigate contractual risk.

  • Negotiation and management of complex Software contracts, including financial, contractual (Terms and Conditions), and commercial terms.

  • Collaboration: Identify, engage and align with internal stakeholders to capture category requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality;

  • Strategy: Responsible for developing and executing detailed Software category strategy, expanding the Preferred Supplier Program and segmentation based on the business needs and effective procurement principles.

  • Negotiations: Manage contract lifecycle and compliance, ensure supply continuity and deliver best total value through RFx activities in order to execute supplier selection and negotiation.

  • Risk Management: Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, quality and compliance.

  • Cost Management: Responsible for delivering category productivity through price, value analysis (VA) or continuous improvement projects.

  • Supplier Management: Oversee Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and regular supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within category to meet program Quality/Cost/Delivery targets.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of Experience in negotiation of and managing Software, SaaS, and hosting agreements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of procurement / sourcing experience with large-scale, complex, and/or regional/global categories of spend.

  • Demonstrated success in assessing, negotiating and managing vendors.

  • Collaborative, facilitation, consultation and conflict resolution skills; you will be a trusted business partner and engage both internal and external stakeholders/customers, and we are seeking the ability to collaborate and influence within a highly matrixed environment.

  • Professional communication; both verbal and written are required.

We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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