Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Procurement Category Manager Job Description

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Procurement category manager provides regular and appropriate IS/IT category communications to stakeholders to ensure the business has an understanding of industry best practices, trends and ISIT category knowledge.

Procurement Category Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work closely with multiple business areas and stakeholders to establish, develop sourcing strategies and supplier management activities with input of spend analytics and budgetary forecasts
Communicate, negotiate, and own the relationship with Customers and Suppliers through all levels of the Customer organization
The position will be responsible for global forging (shell pot, pole plate, front/back plate, etc) and EU gasket, adhesives, solder, chemical
Manage a high-performing, multi-site based team of supplier development engineers and procurement professionals who will identify, develop, and manage a high-performing global supply network for categories leveraging Procurement Classification Codes (PCC)
Establish performance management criteria for the IT category and suppliers
Develop, implement and negotiate an overall budget that supports the needs of the strategic sourcing department, including accountability for service charge negotiation, performance vs
Recommend and implement process changes and enablers required to shift current fragmented spend and project purchasing to a category management methodology
Provide expertise on project dynamics in a buy-to-sell context
Accelerate implementation of initiatives across operating companies to enable delivery of in-year benefits for FY17 and targeted end state benefits by FY18
Drive coordination with Project Lead, OpCo lead, Next Gen Supply Partnership work-stream lead and SMEs

Procurement Category Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Procurement Category Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPSM, CPM, PMP, MCIPS, CPIM, APICS, C.P.M, DOT, ISM, CIRM

Education for Procurement Category Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the procurement category 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 Procurement Category Manager

Desired skills for procurement category manager include:

Contract development
Standard terms
Laws/regulations and industry standards
Vendor Management tools
Markets by regions
Commodities and supplier innovations to ensure delivery of best practices and value for money spent
Current IT trends
Legal and contracting requirements
Market and industry trends and professional best practices

Desired experience for procurement category manager includes:

Third level qualification in procurement, supply chain, technical or business related field
Excellent negotiation, communication and supplier management skills
Possessing technical competence, a high level of commercial awareness and able to translate strategy into action
Impart knowledge on relevant spend categories
Facilitate conflict resolution and take ownership for business case accountability and overall implementation for project for spend categories in scope
Have Bachelor’s Degree from established university and/or Master’s Degree in Business

Procurement Category Manager Examples


Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a procurement category manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for procurement category manager
  • Support the LATAM region for NPD and Innovation initiatives, leading all sourcing and supplier selection decisions
  • Be responsive and act with urgency to meet internal stakeholder requirements, capture cost savings, and create capacity for growth
  • Take on ad hoc projects to help our team deliver on our goals
  • Manage a category within the Maintenance Repair and Operations services
  • Understand trends in customers’ needs and concerns, across categories and regions, to influence customers’ priorities
  • Lead supplier selection process across multiple categories, internal teams, and regions, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies for management
  • Ensure you are knowledgeable about the supply market and supplier capabilities, technically and geographically
  • Accountable for results of a major category, supply chain, product line or program in terms of strategy, costt savings, direction and people management
  • Ensures performance meets global and regional planning requirements
  • Meets with senior Stakeholder business executives to discuss impact of supply chain strategic development
Qualifications for procurement category manager
  • Have experience in large scale business and operating model transformation
  • Have proven ability to interface with supplier and internal stakeholders as and when required
  • Have cross functional / BU understanding
  • Have knowledge of ongoing programs in GE for procurement
  • Have domain expertise in Procurement areas
  • Have analytical and market research skills

Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of procurement category manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for procurement category manager
  • Provide effective and productive procurement support
  • Manage supplier performance and perform supplier evaluations
  • Educate key stakeholders on strategic sourcing
  • Support development of standards
  • Lead assigned purchasing initiatives & projects
  • Assist/develop sourcing strategies & recommendations
  • Monthly PPV analysis & reporting
  • Analyze spend data for assigned commodities
  • Assess monthly commodity market trends, impact on business
  • Develop, manage & execute required RFP's & RFP analysis
Qualifications for procurement category manager
  • Be able to interface and exert influence across multiple functions in the organization
  • Strong Contracts Managements and negotiation skills
  • Able to do benchmarking and know how to receive the data from stakeholders
  • Familiar with identifying and evaluating spend opportunities
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in data centers, service contracts , an infrastructure service provider or similar technology company

Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of procurement category 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 procurement category manager
  • Take an active role and work with internal stakeholders(R&D, Operations, C&D, Marketing, Pricing)
  • Develop potential sourcing scenarios and negotiation tactics, prepare and conduct regional negotiations
  • Syndicate with key stakeholders globally, in particularly Global Team for "Pringles Cans" sourcing
  • Monitor implementation of new contract terms, with support from our Procurement Operations team
  • Contribute to discussions during core team meetings, regional strategic alignments and strategy summits
  • Lead sourcing events and discuss innovation initiatives during category team meetings
  • Deploy budget and update periodic forecasting of the relevant snacks pack material spending, in line with B.U
  • Drive and ensure accountability for Snacks Pack Material Cost Saving targets
  • Perform root cause analysis of issues and recommend guideline changes system and process enhancements based on analytical results
  • Develops thorough category strategies to drive value based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline, evolution, and benchmarking
Qualifications for procurement category manager
  • Ability to communicate and report on market intelligence data, including commodity trends and labor indexes
  • Developing market intelligence to communicate across the organization
  • Experience in Indirect or Direct Procurement preferred
  • Proven record of effective negotiation skills and strong business acumen
  • Experience negotiating and developing contracts preferred
  • Presentation experience and skills required

Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a procurement category manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for procurement category manager
  • Supporting product launches at optimal cost-of-goods sold (COGs), resulting in a competitive cost with strong margins, a high level of quality, and an end result of gaining share in the marketplace
  • Assisting business segments in meeting cost targets (e.g., through Design for Excellence / Value Engineering activities)
  • Managing expectations of Sleep & Respiratory Care (SRC) cross-functional team members and suppliers
  • Developing a supply base that supports business needs
  • Navigating through varying levels of business complexities
  • Independently defining quantitative goals for personal and professional development that support the SRC Procurement Engineering Mission
  • Confirm objectives, issues, market analysis, local key projects, volume growth and represent them to Above Market Category Team, and to shape strategic planning
  • Establishes and ensures the achievement of the strategic directions, objectives and KPIs for the spend category
  • Lead change management activities that supports the sourcing strategy and facilitate execution to drive compliance
  • Manage Frame and Child contracts in the Contract Life Management tool based on annual volumes by material/plant based on the coverage model
Qualifications for procurement category manager
  • Understanding of related computer systems, such as Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated success in leading change toward a centralized process
  • Good networking capabilities in order to develop a strong Novartis/Sandoz network
  • Bachelor's degree required preferably in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field
  • MBA or Masters of Supply Chain is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in Telecom, Wireless, Cell site, or Engineering support is highly preferred

Procurement Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a procurement category 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 procurement category manager
  • Participate in the Supplier Facing Supply Chain initiatives within team to validate ideas and project opportunities within the category
  • Collaborate with business units to develop and secure category sourcing strategy approvals across functional leadership
  • Deliver value through cost and process improvement initiatives to multiple business units in accordance to targets
  • Management of Category Buyers and/or Specialists
  • Gather and analyze spend and price data, identifying opportunities for negotiations based on company data
  • Stakeholder management through the Strategic Sourcing process
  • Negotiation and implementation of pricing agreements, managing and improving supplier performance
  • Ensure usage of Danaher’s preferred supplier contracts in order to maximize QDCI results and to comply with respective policies
  • Develop, integrate and manage preferred suppliers primarily within the Marketing/HR/Services functions to meet global requirements
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and support to commodity team members
Qualifications for procurement category manager
  • CPSM, PMP or Six Sigma certification is strongly preferred
  • Continuous improvement skills required
  • Working knowledge of e-procurement initiatives and technologies is a plus
  • Project Management, New Product Development & Innovation
  • Knowledge of supplier communities serving the packaging & raw materials category
  • Ability to generate of year over year cost savings, planning & execution

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