Category Manager

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
  • MBA preferred
  • CPM preferred
  • 7+ years of sourcing experience


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