The Senior Category Manager position is responsible for developing and implementing the regional supply base strategies for divisions in North America, ensuring that the strategy is specific, fact-based, comprehensive, consistent, well-communicated and delivers superior financial returns and a competitive advantage to the business. In addition, the Sr. Category Manager ensures that the strategy developed is dynamic and responsive to the market, customer, supplier, and company needs. This individual has primary responsibility for the supplier relationship and drives supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management. The Senior Category Manager works with the Corporate Functional Teams and Group Purchasing Leads to ensure a shared vision and alignment with overall business objectives.
This role will be involved, to varying degrees, with all aspects of the strategic sourcing process, including project planning, specifications development, supply market research and supplier engagement, evaluation, selection, and new supplier implementation. Leads strategic sourcing activities for assigned sub-categories of spend, capturing savings through purchasing volume, leveraging, and negotiating price, working capital, and TCO contracts with suppliers in support of company goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate must be comfortable working independently and/or in a team environment.