Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Category Procurement Manager Job Description

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Category procurement manager provides expertise in processes and systems; lead the development and implementation of enterprise-wide procurement processes and systems including; e-sourcing, purchase orders, procure-to-pay processes.

Category Procurement Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Manage centralized vendor relationships, ensure the vendor complies with and is measured against service level expectations, deliver customer satisfaction, pass privacy and security audits, meet regulatory requirements, and other related duties to ensure successful relationships with the company
Understand the current internal and external markets for the marketing categorie
Develop all bid related materials for RFIs, RFQs, RFPs, reverse auction or other strategy selected
Interact with internal and/or external legal counsel to develop/customize contracts for inclusion in RFPs
Establish evaluation processes and criteria and develop decision tools, prior to bids being received
Develop negotiation strategies
Effectively use all technology tools available – eSourcing, spend analytics, financial system and others
Assist sourcing specialists during the sourcing process by providing templates and expertise related to all contract matters
Maintain strong relationships with the Legal, sourcing and other business units
Execute sourcing projects in a professional manner with a 7-step methodology and strong business ethics

Category Procurement Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Category Procurement Manager

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Education for Category Procurement Manager

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Employers hiring for the category procurement manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, MBA, Finance, Business/Administration, Education, Technical, Management, Economics

Skills for Category Procurement Manager

Desired skills for category procurement manager include:

Flexible packaging films and secondary packaging technologies
Purchasing processes and supplier quality systems
Company information and data systems used by Procurement
Information and data systems used by Procurement
Quality and Cost Modeling tools
Company information and data systems used by Purchasing
Contract Management and E-Sourcing Systems
E-procurement initiatives and technologies
Experience with ERP systems
Extrusion manufacturing process would be beneficial

Desired experience for category procurement manager includes:

Minimum 3 years’ experience in similar strategic procurement/sourcing role in a manufacturing industry
Have around 12 years of industry experience in telco and ICT, with at least 6 years in managerial capacity
Have knowledge of ICT and have experience working across different cultures and geographies
Have deep knowledge of external spend and supplier base for categories in scope
Have proven track record in supplier go-to-market (RFP) and supplier negotiations
Have successfully led Strategic sourcing / procurement projects

Category Procurement Manager Examples


Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a category procurement manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for category procurement manager
  • Provides guidance for changes in alignment with business tactics and strategy for area of responsibility
  • Manages the demand and supply matching activities, connecting strategy to execution and identifying issues and their impact
  • Anticipate and asses clients' needs and objectives through strategic planning and relationship management
  • Develop and gain agreement on an integrated procurement project plan to meet the Client objectives (identifies key deliverables, key dates/milestones)
  • Identify improvements to be targeted by performing market, category and risk analysis, the map of how sourcing process and channels work within the category
  • Establish relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure the agreed service level to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning processes
  • Develop strategies for assigned procurement areas to include spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, strategic importance, cost reduction
  • Maintains and promotes sound relationships with suppliers and the business community within the AAP Code of Ethics
  • Build strong collaboration with the BU at top executive level and create a solid network within the BU and Position him/herself as the GP trusted advisor to the BU
  • Coordinate and balance between the global cost, compliance and efficiency aspects of procurement related to the BU, versus the BU business goals
Qualifications for category procurement manager
  • Deep proficiency in Procurement processes and supplier negotiation
  • Strong experience in Strategic Procurement within the Marketing ( services) category
  • Comfortable with risk assessment, supplier management and contract negotiation
  • Familiar with Legal knowhow
  • Experience in communication with vendors and stakeholders
  • Ability to perform total cost analysis

Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a category procurement manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for category procurement manager
  • Cultivate & manage relationships with best in class suppliers
  • Ability to assess total cost of ownership for assigned categories
  • Be the Lead Procurement contact for a nominated business unit which may include Engineering led units (IOT)
  • Facilitate category councils to align with stakeholders’ objectives with the strategy and activity plans
  • SME across business units and support cross Business Unit activities
  • Participate in the development of sourcing strategies for assigned categories by conducting assessment of Division’s current and future needs, analysis of market trends and potential suppliers, analysis of TCO and opportunities to leverage changes in processes, systems and product/services, and estimating timing and level of savings capture
  • Manage implementation of each category’s sourcing strategy by establishing site-specific implementation timing, identifying required Division implementation resources and developing communication channels and tools to introduce the new strategy
  • Develop and Lead cross functional teams to execute on sourcing strategy
  • Manage business relationships with key suppliers including routine enhancements to agreements, communication of demand/volume changes, updating contracts and sharing end-user feedback
  • Implement product or service fulfillment process in a timely fashion for all assigned categories while minimizing transaction costs
Qualifications for category procurement manager
  • You are a leader and self-starter with demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • You have greater than 10 years of relevant procurement and/or marketing agency experience
  • You held a university degree / or university equivalency, Masters level preferred
  • You have a very strong working knowledge of MS office, SAP and/or Ariba knowledge is a plus
  • You are able and willing to travel (10 to 20%, international)
  • You have strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a category procurement manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for category procurement manager
  • Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know in a way that is timely, complete, concise
  • Negotiate and manage Framework Agreements with Policy suppliers, in line with category strategy
  • Work with the process partners to develop and execute strategic sourcing strategy for laundry business
  • Bring knowledge of, and apply leading-class sourcing and supplier management processes and techniques - supplier selection and evaluation, contract negotiation and supplier performance management, price inflation management, metrics deployment
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies in conjunction with internal stakeholders that optimize business partnerships with key suppliers to drive the required performance in safety, quality, delivery and cost for an assigned categories of spend that aligns with stakeholders expectations
  • Direct responsibility to partner with operations to identify and develop the optimal supplier(s) for your category of spend
  • Lead contract and price negotiations, supplier performance management and problem resolution
  • Be the subject matter expert for defined categories - understanding market and supplier risk profiles
  • Lead the RFP process (RFI release, RFP development, RFQ's ) for assigned spend categories
Qualifications for category procurement manager
  • Highly motivated with solid team-working skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and able to collaborate with different functions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or a technical field
  • Minimum 5 years of comparable experience in the pharmaceutical industry with at least 3 years of experience in various pharmaceutical functions supply chain / production and/or technical development, Min
  • Member of Institute of Procurement
  • Experience in 3rd party relationships

Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of category procurement manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for category procurement manager
  • Provide Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities for Procurement Finance and Business Units
  • Execute the yearly budget process, including Master Business Schedule and First Look requests, according to the financial cycle established
  • Provide monthly price forecast to meaningful level of spend (may be spend category, sub category, spec or material as appropriate)
  • Analyze current forecast to previously forecast prices and prepare commentary on evolution of category including base material price drivers
  • Support initiatives to provide additional value for Working Capital (Cash Flow)
  • Work to discover and deliver alternate sources of supplier ensuring business continuity and sustainability while minimizing business risk
  • Engage suppliers to conduct Responsible Sourcing audits based on established guidelines and objectives
  • Execute and manage the SRM program and document the action items and delivered additional value to the business units
  • Provide timely and accurate information in the project tracking tool attaching documentation based on cost savings calculation guidelines and follow-up with business partners and finance for obtaining approval
  • Manages supplier quality compliance at a category level
Qualifications for category procurement manager
  • Previous experience in Telecom, Wireless, Cell site, or Engineering is preferred
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, with the capability to manage with influence authority, and can build strong relationships with external partners and business leaders both globally and within Europe
  • ICT literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, email etc)
  • Bachelor's degree, business or four years of equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of CPG or equivalent experience with a successful track record in packaging & raw materials

Category Procurement Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a category procurement manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for category procurement manager
  • Actively participate in preparation and executing corporate-wide bid packages
  • Establish supplier performance data requirements
  • Champion Commodity Team initiatives throughout Beckman Coulter
  • Work with business and customers to develop and implement strategic plans that drive value for the category based on an understanding of business unit and customer needs, the supply market, industry innovation, and benchmarking activities
  • Responsible for monthly product material cost forecast and variance analysis of changes versus prior month and forecast
  • Program manage cross functional teams to identify and implement design, 2nd source, and negotiation cost reduction projects which achieve Business Unit targets
  • Participate in engineering and core team meetings as Supply Chain interface for samples, qualifications, price requests, cut-in timing, etc
  • Host weekly cost reviews with General Manager leadership team and provide data necessary to make product decisions, review cost reduction progress, and decide priorities
  • Track NPI material cost against business case cost pledge
  • Drive Procurement Category Managers for price reductions and conduct BOM reviews for lower cost options, new vendors, and award share
Qualifications for category procurement manager
  • Effective resolution/problem solver with strong accountability, collaboration, communication & influence skills
  • Commitment to process innovation & continuous improvement
  • Excellent analytical & project management skills
  • Engage effectively with senior management, project teams & key cross functional partners
  • Bachelor’s degree required at a minimum, Master’s degree preferred
  • CIPS or similar qualification desirable

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