BT Category Procurement Manager in Dallas, Texas

Title: Category Procurement Manager

Team: BT Procurement

Location: Dallas, TX

Travel requirement: As Needed

Why this role matters:

The role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers to the BT Group with key responsibilities in the () Categories focusing on Strategic Sourcing competitive advantage , Innovation, Governance & Compliance and Savings. The role holder will engage in various spend categories / vendors across the () category in the Americas Region.

The role holder acts as a Category Procurement Manager assisting in leading Procurement on the most significant and complex deals across BT lines of business, managing a (virtual) team where appropriate.

What you’ll be doing

  • To develop and execute procurement plans appropriate to their product and services deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.

  • To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

  • To lead complex procurement negotiations in the business and externally with Suppliers.

  • To work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.

  • To lead on the large, complex procurement deals , interfacing with the most senior levels or inte rnal and external clients to develop requirements and ensure best value solution

  • To foster and develop supplier and internal stakeholder relationships at senior levels, owning strategic relationships and contact strategy. Develop new relationships in areas of strategic focus where BT has few established links globally. Building strong working relationships with the Procurement professionals in the countries across Americas.

  • Drives and delivers optimal commercial solutions by understanding and leveraging the end-to-end

  • Business factors.

  • To develop and co-ordinate a virtual team acrossProcurement including key members of other CFU’s to deliver the procurement and business needs of the deal

  • To manage their supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and “In Contract” supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised.

  • To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.

We’ll also need to see this on your resume:

Qualifications and Skills


  • 5 years related Procurement experience

  • Degree in related field

  • Experience in strategic sourcing, category management, governance and compliance and managing cost savings

  • Professional Certifications in procurement preferred


  • Relevant skills and an in depth knowledge of procurement principles, and the ability to apply these as required in any area.

  • Significant experience in Direct Procurement roles in an international business environment.

  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills and excellent relationship management skills

BT in the Americas is a leading expert in managed networked IT services, operating globally and delivering locally. We work for 8,500 organizations, such as Nestle Purina, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Heinz, Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fiat- Chrysler, Microsoft, NATO, NYSE, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more. By combining products and services with industry-specific solutions and consulting expertise, we deliver efficient and secure systems to our customers.

BT has had a presence in the United States for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we have more than 3000 professionals, with offices in over 16 key cities across the US. BT owns and operates its own network infrastructure in North America. This includes nation-wide reach to all major US cities with MPLS nodes across the US, making up one of the larger MPLS networks of any carrier in the region. This expanded footprint enables us to reach over 80% of key customer sites, as well as extending coverage beyond the US with MPLS points across the region.

BT sets high standards for its employees, but also strives to provide a work environment and culture that fosters health and wellbeing. Above and beyond your base salary, BT offers high deductible health plans that empower employees to make good health care decisions, with the ability to use funds from a health savings account - to which BT contributes - that the employee manages and controls. In addition to a generous vacation allowance, all employees receive an additional three paid days per year to volunteer in their communities.

BT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job: Procurement

Title: Category Procurement Manager

Location: Texas-Dallas

Requisition ID: 98057