Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company Business Unit Category Manager for IT and Telecom in Hartford, Connecticut



Business Unit Category Manager for IT and Telecom

Job Description:

The Business Unit Category Manager (BUCM) for IT and Telecom will be required to proactively liaise with local Business Unit, Finance Leadership, Audit, Compliance, and Internal Risk Mgmt. Build strong internal relationships, and support clients and requisitioners. Support and internal cleints in meeting their respecitve project goals by assisting in the requirements gathering for key project planning and specifications. i.e. RFx’s, Statements of Work (SoW’s), Contract Amendments etc., and provide recommendations where and when required. Have the ability to manage strategic commercial relationships with vendors, Stipulate quality and service level agreements with suppliers, and ensure adequate measurement/response. Define and monitor value contribution and savings objectives are being met. Champion local procurement related requirements as well as promote and drive procurement value add. This position will be required to collaborate closely and act as the strategic interface to all end users, key stakeholders, and suppliers for related procurement activities. Provide best total value, while ensuring efficiency and compliance for IT and Telecom for one or more of the following Sourcing Categories of third party spend: SC-01 Information Technology and SC-09 Telecommunications, both locally and regionally. This position will support North America specifically focusing on HSB Group.

Requisition Number:




  • 5-7 years of procurement experience within the IT and Telecom commodity, with strong underlying knowledge of Application Development, Outsourcing, Infrastructure (H/W and S/W) and Telecommunications (Fixed lines and Mobility)

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or equivalent work experience

  • Proficient in contract terminology and ability to work directly with the Legal department to develop alternative clauses where necessary, and mitigate risk to the company

  • Ability to develop and execute procurement plans to achieve financial targets

  • Expertise on compliance requirements and financial risk management

  • Very good understanding of procurement processes and demonstrated competency using procurement tool i.e. ARIBA, SAP MM

  • Expert knowledge of applicable spend categories (supplier markets, sourcing strategies)

  • Ability to develop and execute plans and to provide strategic direction to the development and achievement of financial targets

  • Understanding of accounting, finance and budgeting concepts

  • Expert knowledge in the use of MS products i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to conduct necessary RFP's RFI's and RFQ's where and when needed coupled with excellent interpersonal and social skills and strong presentation skills. Excellent negotiation, oral and written communication skills. Experience in leading cross-functional projects

  • Willingness to travel (approximately 10% of time)


  • Advanced degree a plus

  • Reinsurance and/or primary insurance experience a plus



Employment Type:

Full Time

Additional Information:

We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The work environment characteristics, and any physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



Company Name:

Hartford Steam Boiler


United States of America