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Indirect Category Manager

Description 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 Define strategies and approaches to achieve goals and improve procurement of assigned MRO, Engineering, and Environmental services. Proven understanding of diverse procurement categories and strategic sourcing methodology. Manufacturing experience is preferred.  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. Modify and maintain contracts with associated categories. Input cost savings 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. 7-10  years strategic sourcing experience.  Experience in the automotive, consumer electronics, or electrical equipment manufacturing industry is a benefit. Prior experience in purchasing 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. Strong systems skills including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and an Enterprise Resource Planning System such as SAP / Ariba. 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.   This position provides strong growth and developmental opportunities, the chance to be part of a dynamic global organization, the chance to work in a challenging but fun environment, and competitive pay and benefits.  4064
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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