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Regional Category Manager - Indirect Material and Services

Responsibilities:

The Regional Category Manager role executes purchases based on cost-approved requisitions from the businesses and functions for a given portfolio of work. The primary role of the position is to drive processes that result in effective cost savings through strategic sourcing methodology. The position must also interact with business functions to effectively manage the purchases and accurately reflect the forecasts and savings.

Responsibilities of the Regional Category Manager - Indirect Materials and Services:

  • Lead efforts to qualify alternate and second source suppliers.
  • Oversee all transactional work associated with the purchases.
  • Work with cross functional stakeholders to identify strategic sourcing opportunities.
  • Lead sourcing projects using established processes
  • Modify and maintain contracts with associated categories.
  • Input cost savings, increases and avoidances into database.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in supply chain, logistics, operations, business, or a related field. A Master s degree is a benefit.
  • 2-5 years strategic sourcing experience. Experience in the automotive, consumer electronics, or electrical equipment manufacturing industry is a benefit.
  • Prior experience in purchasing materials and services related to Marketing, Communications, and Resale a strong plus.
  • Experience with raw materials, chemicals, or automotive and electronic components would be an asset.
  • Experience managing supplier and customer relationships and the competitive bidding process.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Proven record of achieving cost savings targets.
  • Strong systems skills including Ariba Sourcing and Contracting modules, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and an Enterprise Resource Planning System such as SAP.
  • Strong problem-solving capability.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-functional team.
  • Service-oriented mindset, with a desire to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Desire and aptitude to develop and advance in the professional Sourcing function.
  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written Spanish language skills will be a differentiator.

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