Category Specialist OT


Greenwood Village, CO, US, 80111

Post Start Date:  Jul 11, 2024





The incumbent will support the management of a portfolio that requires a high degree of analytical capabilities in the technology industry with a focus on OT Software, Hardware, Services, and Telecommunications Networks.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences (Electronic / Computer Sciences / Mechanical / Chemical), Supply Chain, or tertiary education in a related field.
  • Depth knowledge and understanding of the main areas of the digital technology industry, i.e.: Software, Hardware, Technology Services, and Telecommunication Networks.
  • 1 year in a supply chain environment as commercial officer
  • 4-6 years relevant experience covering the category or commodity experience




Work Accountabilities:

  • Effective communication among business and technical teams in order to facilitate the delivery of the procurement program required by the annual OT Commercial Cycle.
  • Conduct market analysis, identify new suppliers, and negotiate contracts to optimize costs, quality, and delivery, while maintaining service levels, and timely delivery of projects.
  • Collects and analyses quantitative and qualitative information to assess suppliers’ capabilities, TCO, and perform benchmarks, and derive recommendations in support of the decision making process.
  • Establishing and maintaining internal customer relationships with key contract stakeholders to ensure effective management of sourcing activities, and contract management.
  • Stay current with market trends and emerging technologies in the area of OT.
  • Managing technical enquiries (price and non-price factors) and RFQ (price only factor), processes and develops, executes, and analyses the results in conformance to the departmental guidance.
  • Prepares material for negotiations to support the Commodity Manager in supplier negotiations.
  • In-depth understanding of existing contracts and stakeholder requirements.
  • Development of specific sourcing strategies for the assigned industry, researching and writing commercial reports, planning and executing sourcing activities, identifying optimization opportunities, and alternative sourcing.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure sustainable delivery according to AGA demands.
  • Ensure sufficient interface with key stakeholders when developing and communicating commodity strategies (Global/Regional/Site)
  • Liaising closely with internal customer teams to ensure alignment with their strategies, management, and development of supplier relationships.


Financial Accountabilities:      

  • Implementation of cost reduction and value realization strategies.
  • Guide business on contract execution and management.


Stakeholder Accountabilities: 

  • Customer Service-oriented approach to adding business value and managing risk
  • Pragmatic team player, able to support multiple stakeholders in complex environments,
  • Provide transparency to stakeholders in all transactions.
  • Facilitation, Negotiation & Problem Resolution Skills: Ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with customers, peers and vendor groups
  • Strong and proven communication, collaboration and influencing skills to manage diverse stakeholders and points of view
  • Resilience and resourcefulness
  • Ability to multi-task, and manage competing priorities, effectively in a changing environment and within defined timelines is critical


Compliance/Governance Accountabilities:

  • Liaises with the Legal and Compliance department to ensure the contracts comply with contract standards, legislation and AGA policies.




  • Knowledge of OT software and equipment, including but not limited to Mining Technical Systems, production systems, instrumentation, and process controls technology such as HMIs, SCADA, and other related products.
  • Effectively applies acquired technical/functional skills and knowledge to promptly meet required expectations of quantity and quality and meet the annual plan.
  • Familiar with the key factors that drive the tender process.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of the following areas of the technology industry:
    • Software (License Cycle, Subscription, Maintenance and Support, etc.)
    • Hardware (Specifications, Replacement Cycle, Support, Warranties, etc.)
    • Technical Services (Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Systems Implementation, etc.)
    • Networks (WAN, LAN, ISPs, Internet Links, etc.)
    • Cloud Technology (IaaS, SaaS, CaaS, etc.)
  • Commercial knowledge to prepare benchmarks and reporting.
  • Contractual agreements & relationship management.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Commit to Customer Satisfaction while maintaining a high level of compliance.
  • Influence and Negotiate
  • Plan, prioritize, and problem-solving, and able to manage workload while balancing priority tasks and operationally urgent requests.
  • Financial understanding of main drivers for TCO.
  • Act with Integrity.
  • Tools:
    • Excel (Advance):

-Advanced Functions and Formulas: familiar with advanced Excel functions like array formulas, lookup functions (VLOOKUP, INDEX-MATCH), logical functions (IF, AND, OR), statistical functions, and date/time functions.

-Data Analysis and Manipulation: experience with data manipulation, cleansing, transformation, and analysis using Excel. This includes handling large datasets, sorting, filtering, performing calculations, and generating reports..

  • Other tools PowerPoint (Medium), Word (Medium), SAP Material Management (Medium).





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Requisition ID:  24350
Category:  Category Management
Posting Salary: 
Post End Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Denver