Procurement Category Manager - Marketing Category - Graduate role

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Employer: HP Inc.
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • Marketing
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: Student/Graduate
  • Updated at: 28.11.2021
    Short company description

    At HP, we believe in the power of ideas. We use ideas to put technology to work for everyone. And we believe that ideas thrive best in a culture of teamwork. That is why everyone - at every level in every function, is encouraged to have original ideas, to express them and to share them. We trust anything can be achieved if you really believe in it, and we will invest in your ideas to change lives and the way people work. This vision is what sets us apart as a company. At HP we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their big ideas to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Everyone is valued for the unique skills, experiences and perspective they bring. That’s how we work at HP. And this is how ideas and people grow.

    HP is a proven leader in personal systems and printing, delivering innovations that empower people to create, interact, and inspire like never before. We leverage our strong financial position to extend our leadership in traditional markets and invest in exciting new technologies.
    HP has an impressive portfolio and strong innovation pipeline across areas such as:
    • blended reality technology - our unique Sprout by HP will change the way people do things
    • 3D printing
    • multi-function printing
    • Ink in the office
    • tablets, phablets, notebooks
    • mobile workstations

    We’re looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP, the future’s yours to create!


    Education and Experience Required:

    First level university degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the marketing, supply chain or indirect procurement field - graduation date should be in 2020 or 2021

    Previous business experience in similar field would be a plus

    Knowledge and Skills:

    Advanced teamwork and collaboration skills

    Good communication and influencing skills

    Analytical and problem solving skills

    Good time management abilities

    Good business application or digital skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, ) and basic supply chain modeling skills

    Good knowledge and use of procurement tools and applications

    Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

    Mastery in English; other foreign language skills are a plus


    The Marketing Procurement Category Manager is responsible for managing procurement of assigned commodity codes for HP and its customers to meet business requirements, maximize value (reduce cost) and mitigate risk. Primary role is to support category/subcategory activity, generally focused on the execution of procurement activities such as sourcing, supplier selection, negotiation, contract management, risk management, supplier relationship and stakeholder management. The Marketing Procurement Category Manager applies basic up to intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve a variety of common business issues, works on problems of limited scope, acts as an informed team member providing analysis of information and limited project direction input. Exercises independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action. Follows established guidelines and interprets policies. Evaluates unique circumstances and makes recommendations.


    Analyzes fundamental category data, industry information, and business requirements and embeds expertise and criteria while negotiating and providing a procurement recommendation to stakeholders.

    Provides day to day support and interaction with internal stakeholders across all Business Units in HP and Global Functions; collaborates with internal and external partners to meet procurement objectives; meets with senior members in an observer capacity to learn about business priorities.

    Collaborates with peers and Global Category Strategists to ensure connection and execution of the strategy determined to the specific area of spend;

    Provides support to GIP category teammates to assist in the development of stakeholder relationships.

    Provides support to GIP colleagues and peers acting in the capacity of extended leadership teams.

    Leads supplier sourcing and selection for non-complex programs; supports sourcing and selection for low to moderately complex programs.

    Negotiates, contracts, and manages non-complex supplier engagements; supports low to moderately complex supplier engagements.

    Basic awareness and understanding of the GP Negotiation Manual content, its intended application and the interests behind the legal principles and alternative language contained therein.

    Basic knowledge of contracting principles and the interests behind the legal provisions embodied in HP standard contract templates.

    Mitigates risk through effective contracting, business controls, and on-going assessment.

    Focuses on the employee experience of interacting with GIP (Customer Satisfaction) and timely deliverable according to the business needs. Turnaround time is one key indicator that is measured.

    Reviews performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement.

    In addition to these activities, this role may participate in innovation, transformation or improvement projects related to business processes or employee engagement.

    All GIP employees have to complete onboarding trainings and mandatory corporate trainings such as Standard of Business Conduct, Global Trade and others.

    Always act under the “HP Way”, Integrity and the ethical behavior of the employee culture in GIP.