Reporting to the VP of Strategic Sourcing, the Category Manager oversees the strategic sourcing of one or more categories as part of a newly created team. They are a data driven leader that can understand category and related industry economics. They are a strong communicator and influencer responsible for $20M+ in spend.
What you will do
Has accountability for the sourcing function of one or more sourcing categories
May create sourcing leadership governance, tools and techniques for sourcing activities
Participates in formulating and implementing long term category/product strategies including pricing, diversity and contingency plans for owned category
Works with business owners to optimize the supplier choices
Develops and implements risk mitigation strategies for category(s)
Monitors commodity markets and industry issues and communicates concerns or trends that may affect sourced product or service
Establishes service levels with stakeholders and suppliers for owned category
Monitors responsible sourcing agreements in regards to contracted service levels, sales, audit, customer satisfaction, spend, etc.
Develops, monitors, and improves sourcing processes
Negotiates supplier contracts for owned categories
Other duties as assigned
What you need to bring
Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement or related area, or the equivalent experience