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Sr Category Manager, Technical

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Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 252689
Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
Date Posted: May 24, 2024

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Job Description


We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?


Leverage IT technical expertise to create and implement strategic sourcing strategies for one or more categories of IT spend across multiple business units. Drive business value and mitigate risk in procurements through competitive bidding, negotiation of commercial and legal terms, and analysis of data and market trends. Collaborate with suppliers and internal business partners including Legal and business unit leadership to drive efficiencies, reduce risk and manage costs.

  • Leverage IT knowledge to lead negotiations of commercial and legal terms with new and incumbent vendors to mitigate risk, increase value for internal customers, and provide flexibility to meet the organization needs, including negotiating vendor authored agreements. (25%)
  • Develop sourcing strategies and lead key sourcing initiatives. Participate in periodic �special project' initiatives. Accountable for category purchases (including tactical); become involved on an as-needed bases to resolve emergent issues. (20%)
  • Lead personnel (both within and external to Supply) to achieve objectives across related categories and/or across multiple sourcing initiatives. Prioritize competing needs and assign tasks to support strategic sourcing initiatives and other Supply projects, as appropriate. (20%)
  • Maintain position of primary contact for the resolution of systemic/recurring supplier issues. Develop close working relationships with supplier and business stakeholders. Monitor supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded; and performance meets business partner expectations. Manage and/or support supplier alliance process and manage all supplier relationships (15%)
  • Manage categories and provide oversight and governance of associated purchases including IT technology, cybersecurity, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its Critical Infrastructure Program (CIP) and vendor affiliation governance processes; perform category spend and risk analysis; and design and implement category and supplier risk mitigation strategies. (10%)
  • Provide direction to contract administrators, procurement and sourcing specialists and other supply personnel, as appropriate, within assigned business and spend categories. (5%)
  • Identify and implement sourcing and category management best practices. Understand, track and forecast market trends for IT technologies to maintain technical knowledge and business acumen. Support the Business Units' Emergency Response activities as assigned (5%)


Sourcing activities of one or more categories of technical or complex materials or services. Independent decision making while performing typical job duties. Manage material or service categories within and across business units with consideration of total process life cycle costs, business unit needs, Exelon goals, and risk profiles. Continuous improvement of the Supply organization.


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, science or related field with 4-7 years' experience or in lieu of degree, 6-9 years' experience
  • 3-5 years' experience in IT category sourcing (software, hardware, professional services, telecom) and/or IT technical experience in software, hardware, professional services or telecom.
  • Demonstrated project and change management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of category and supply management concepts.
  • Adept and persuasive communicator (verbal, written).
  • Cross functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and external).
  • Demonstrated data analysis capability and MS Office applications expertise.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills. Ability to hold Suppliers accountable for performance.
  • Conflict management experience.
  • Availability for travel across Exelon sites, Supplier locations and business units; as business needs dictate.


Demonstrated understanding of �entire' Exelon supply chain and cost drivers.

  • Annual salary will vary based on a candidate's skills, qualifications, experience, and other factors: $96,000-$144,000
  • Annual bonus and incentive pay up to 15%
  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, floating and fixed holidays and sick time
  • Maternity leave as well as paid bonding/primary caregiver leave or parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for an ill family member, as applicable (eligibility based on position)
  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
  • Wellbeing programs such as tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and fitness reimbursement
  • Referral bonus program
  • And much more
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