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AD, Category Manager Travel

NJ - Montvale


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The fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the U.S., KPMG is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We provide audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, to join our Procurement Organization.


  • Develop and execute category management strategies in collaboration with key stakeholders including sourcing, contracting and vendor management for travel such as air, travel technologies, ground transportation, and other sub-categories as deemed appropriate
  • Develop and support the short and long term sourcing plans and vendor strategies in partnership with primary stakeholders
  • Lead, manage and support cross functional teams throughout the sourcing, negotiations, contracting and vendor management processes
  • Collaborate and partner across various legal, compliance and risk mitigation departments to ensure adherence with respective policies and achievement of relevant contractual terms
  • Identify and act on opportunities for process re-engineering and continuous improvement


  • A minimum of seven years of experience leading strategic sourcing and operational/value generating initiatives with extensive knowledge of the travel industry with at least five years of experience sourcing, procuring, contracting, negotiating and vendor management for respective services
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Prior experience managing outsourced providers
  • Experience with category management strategies for categories in scope, opportunity diagnostic, strategic sourcing process and supplier management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with project management tools, advanced skills in eSourcing, reverse Auctions, Ariba and supplier management tools
  • Strong understanding of contract terms and techniques for driving additional value and managing risks

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability,  physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status.  KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

Requisition# 69081

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