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Category Manager

Springfield, VA 22151

Posted: 05/15/2019 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Miscellaneous Job Number: 9380

Our client is one of the leading utility companies in the Washington, DC Metro area.  They have a unique opportunity for a Category Sourcing Manager to help grow their team.  Your top-notch communication skills will support this dynamic team and internal stakeholders. 


Located in Springfield, VA, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging organization that is highly focused on results. Per our client contract, candidates must be Green Card holders or U.S. Citizens.


  • Perform pricing analyses
  • Conduct fair and reasonable negotiations with vendors
  • Work with the business units to create the SOW, evaluation criteria, and scorecards that will be utilized to evaluate the Vendor responses
  • Source new vendors to respond to RFPs; requires market knowledge and/or the tools to research the market to find new and capable vendors
  • Maintain communications with stakeholders, keeping them informed of any necessary changes to the specifications/terms of service with the supplier/contractor
  • Evaluate and analyze incumbent and potential suppliers and coordinate legal review of the contracts with internal and external stakeholders


  • 5 – 8 years of experience with the following:
    • Pricing analysis
    • Vendor sourcing and negotiations
    • RFP development and release
    • Stakeholder management
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of contracting principles, including contract drafting, legal documentation, price analysis, and negotiation
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Per our client contract, candidates must be Green Card holders or U.S. Citizens

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utility or Energy Industry experience


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4 Reasons to Join The Squires Group, Inc.:          

1. Our Commitment to You - We offer competitive pay, multi-year projects, and a list of exciting clients.

2. Work-Life Balance - We work hard; we work smart and have quality time for family and "life."

3. Golden Rule - We treat our consultants the way we want to be treated: with integrity, professionalism, and trust.

4. We Care About You – We help you meet your career goals and continuously support your efforts in the field.


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