SIG University Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) program graduate Shawnie Albritton shares how category management can help with cross-team engagement and its usefulness in procurement.
Cross Functional Procurement
The Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) Program is a 10-week course that focuses on the hard and soft skills of sourcing, including strategic sourcing and outsourcing methodologies, as well as best practices in negotiations.
My name is Shawnie Albritton, and I work in Corporate Procurement at Raymond James as a Sr. Procurement Operations Analyst. In addition to 25 years of managing in the medical field, I have started my career at Raymond James, learning the ins and outs of Procurement. I work on all match exceptions invoice issues between the supplier and our procure-to-pay system, PeopleSoft. I also perform internal audits to ensure we are receiving the correct pricing. There are many tasks that fall into my wheelhouse in my new position.Those may include holding weekly meetings between various departments and external suppliers to ensure the correct pricing is being applied to our internal catalogs, etc.
I have been able to utilize my knowledge from my years in the medical field and apply them to my new career in the financial industry. Over the past several months, I have received the “rookie of the quarter” award and graduated with my Certified Purchasing Professional Certification from ISM. I will continue to seek opportunities to increase my knowledge in my field.