Senior Category Specialist

Westminster, CO
Added: February 9, 2024
We are building a world-class Procurement organization of trusted advisors that deliver value and foster innovation to fuel Maxar’s missions. We are looking for a Senior Category Specialist to join our team in Westminster, CO. This person will bring strong sourcing, category management, and contracting experience and is passionate about delivering results. The Maxar Corporate Procurement team has 2 Category Management pillars, and this role will support IT Procurement. In this role, you will manage, negotiate, and lead sourcing efforts for goods and services across the business.


Lead sourcing, contract negotiations, supplier management, and portfolio management events across multiple categories

Develop procurement strategies and category plans that deliver significant value to stakeholders

Proactively manage categories to optimize results - including spend analytics, supplier performance and stakeholder management

Analyze data and metrics to drive value and deliver savings

Coordinate and perform contract reviews alongside Legal and business partners

Develop relationships with team members and stakeholders across Maxar

Potential for broad exposure to multiple indirect/corporate categories including Facilities, Marketing, Professional Services, Talent Acquisition, IT and HR

Participate in supporting Category Manager with special projects and ad hoc requests

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident

Minimum of 5 years related experience in contract negotiations, sourcing, category management, supplier management, spend analytics and/or market intelligence

Bachelor’s degree in business or a related technical field or four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledgeable of procurement and contracting, project management, and supplier management processes

Experience leading large and complex sourcing events and contract negotiations (in excess of $500K)

Prior knowledge of indirect corporate categories is beneficial

Critical business skills should include financial, cost and total cost-of-ownership analysis and intervention and risk assessment

Familiar with e-procurement tools – sourcing, contract management, spend analytics, risk management, and transactional P2P applications

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.