Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Strategic Category Manager Job Description

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Strategic category manager provides leadership to team in supply market intelligence research and analysis activities for visibility in key cost drivers, pricing trends, emerging market regions, supply market adjustments, capabilities, capacities, etc.

Strategic Category Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Specific project tasks may include market research & analysis, data collection/management, cost modeling, RFx strategy development, RFx creation and management, supplier communications, negotiations, contracting, and supplier performance management
Support the execution of spend management projects that accomplish key objectives
Oversees competitive RFXs and manages the development of negotiation strategy
Assess purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with regulations
Receive price quotes from vendors, compare quotes against requirements and the budget, and purchase orders via fax or computer
Manage all aspects of purchasing and distribution while taking into account cost-effective solutions
Communicate with the client, foster a team atmosphere, and report on progress
Develop and implement sourcing strategies that supports achievement of the hotel’s goals
Identify opportunities for enterprise wide programs direct with manufacturer
Identify and implement distribution channels for National/Regional Program

Strategic Category Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Strategic Category Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPIM, CPM, CPSM, CSCP, APICS, PMP, ISM, CSCMP, C.P.M, MBA

Education for Strategic Category Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the strategic 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, MBA, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Graduate

Skills for Strategic Category Manager

Desired skills for strategic category manager include:

Inventory software
Order processing systems
Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software
Ability to simplify complex financial models
Internal and external landscape
Capabilities and capacities of PGT’s critical supply base
Current market place market trends and potential impact on PGT with key internal stakeholders
Microsoft Office applications
To influence in the best direction for Catalina
Contract construction and language

Desired experience for strategic category manager includes:

Ability to set and manage priorities with efficiency and with results address conflicting priorities in a fast past environment
Experience in sourcing, procurement, consulting or account executive experience
Deep knowledge across printed materials, and in-store temporary displays
Deep general marketing knowledge
HR & Corporate Services
Banking Operations - Cards

Strategic Category Manager Examples


Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of strategic 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 strategic category manager
  • Execute Global Sourcing Plan for critical raw material to achieve long term success
  • Analyze data and business intelligence to identify and exploit trends in the market
  • Manage complex strategic sourcing projects with global cross functional team
  • Responsible for financial performance of raw material categories
  • Create and facilitate issuance and evaluation of RFP’s, RFI’s
  • Excellent understanding of sourcing protocols and guidelines
  • Manages with dotted lines 2-8 Strategic Buyers and/or Project Managers
  • Develops, Coordinates, Executes and maintains category strategies, policies, and other category guidance with local procurement resources
  • Develops Annual Improvement Plans in alignment with guidance and group targets
  • Conducts analysis, supplier qualification, RFx’s, negotiation, contracting, and contract approval within defined delegation of authority
Qualifications for strategic category manager
  • Must possess an overall knowledge of facility operations and presentation analytics
  • Deep understanding of SSD and HDD hardware product development & planning
  • MS in Electrical engineering or other related technical field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management is required
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, Institute of Supply Management is desired
  • Deliver on strategic, economic and quality goals

Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of strategic 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 strategic category manager
  • Deployment of a global productivity program utilizing lean techniques to improve processes and tools to eliminate waste
  • Key, strategic managing interface with suppliers (strategic relationship management
  • Develops reliable sources of raw material, supplies, parts, equipment, and services
  • Collaborating with IT subject matter experts Global and Regional Procurement colleagues to develop IT category Sourcing strategies and supplier evaluation criteria
  • Success in this position involves facilitating collaborative stakeholder relationships
  • Develops procurement strategies, policies and tactics to achieve objectives
  • Perform proposal analysis, including price analyses, “Should Cost” modeling, benchmarking
  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of strategic procurement
  • Analyzes GMQ North American and global commodity or service market trends for assigned material/service purchases
  • Complies with cGMP, ISO, other regulatory requirements, and internal SOPs
Qualifications for strategic category manager
  • Direct involvement in low cost region sourcing experience (China required
  • Rye Brook, NY (Westchester County - Global HQ)
  • Seneca Falls, NY (Syracuse area -Global Procurement office)
  • Charlotte, NC (Commercial Team offices)
  • At least 10 years of directly related experience of which at least 7 years in motor strategic sourcing in support of a multinational company with multiple manufacturing locations and global suppliers in low cost regions
  • Creative Thinking – ability to generate innovative approaches, new or improved solutions, to help create incremental gains in business results

Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a strategic 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 strategic category manager
  • Manage all aspects of assigned projects and categories
  • The CMEE will also work with XGP to manage current deployment projects from development to mass production by providing information to XGP to assist them in project managing cost savings and new product development deployment projects
  • The CMEE will work closely with the site procurement organizations to ensure any chronic or critical supply issues are managed lead the overall procurement strategy for the procurement plans in Americas to enable the sites meet their customer needs related to supply of parts under this category
  • Negotiate IT professional services agreements, statements of work (SOW), service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Summarize, report and present sourcing project savings and category information to executive management
  • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts
  • Coordination of remote non-disciplinary teams to ensure success in sourcing activities and strategies implementation
  • Ensure compliance to company policies and procedures and support actively company initiatives for continuous process improvements
  • Manages up to three category managers and one procurement specialist
  • Responsible for providing coaching and guidance to employees providing performance management as needed
Qualifications for strategic category manager
  • Risk Management - categorizes risks inherent in any project
  • Contract Management - identifies key performance indicators
  • Finance for Procurement - Practical and relevant financial awareness in the procurement context
  • Procurement experience in EU MEA
  • Minimum 5 – 8 years of related procurement experience
  • IT category strategy development and leading strategic sourcing, contracting and complex negotiations across all aspects of IT spend, including IT Hardware and Networking, Cloud/SaaS/Enterprise Application Software and Infrastructure Software, VARs (Value Added Resellers), Telecom, Unified Communications, IT Managed Services and IT Outsourcing

Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a strategic 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 strategic category manager
  • Identifies and manages a portfolio of project opportunities for the assigned categories, including development of financial and operational objectives and aligning operational plans to business objectives
  • Plans, designs, executes and manages strategic sourcing activities with suppliers for various categories
  • Establishes and implements strategies for negotiating purchase agreements with optimum pricing and terms including negotiating national contracts for response to the needs of various operating units
  • Designs and manages the company’s Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process to ensure key suppliers meet the company’s business needs
  • Works with the procurement specialists to ensure supplier commitments are transacted per the terms of the agreements
  • Drives cross-site buy-in and compliance to category strategies and continuous improvement
  • Develops cost models for cost component comparisons in negotiations with suppliers
  • Support the regional and global strategy formulation for Transportation and Implement it across North America Region
  • Ensure Strategy and Projects Execution
  • In charge of Bids, negotiation and acting as first point of contact for the Regional and Local leads, the Market and Suppliers
Qualifications for strategic category manager
  • Project management and managing cross-functional teams and suppliers covering ~$200M in annual IT spend
  • Best-in-class IT contract language and negotiation tactics
  • Leveraging IT suppliers, trends and new/emerging technologies to add value for stakeholders and drive cost savings and efficiencies
  • Results driven, innovative & creative
  • Must be a skilled negotiator with a proven ability to move negotiations forward to a supplier's best and final offer in the designated time frame for the project
  • Typically 4 to 6 years of experience in a Procurement, Supply chain or other Business (category management expertise preferred)

Strategic Category Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of strategic category manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for strategic category manager
  • Shape and drive key category strategic priorities to help realize the category future, engaging with category leadership team to define project scope and drive implementation set-up
  • Coordinate strategic planning process milestones and deliverables, including developing of 3 year strategic plans, annual plans, quarterly business reviews and other business updates
  • Organize and manage key strategic meetings, and work with the leadership team to drive a category strategic agenda aligned with EMEA strategy
  • Provide insights and analytical support for strategic initiatives, research projects related to market trends, consumer profiles and competitive intelligence
  • Develop high-impact presentations to communicate strategic plans and visions across the organization
  • Be a chief agent for change, leading a from/to mindset to guide multi-functional teams from opportunity to reality
  • Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as Mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel
  • Responsible for development and execution of commodity strategies for assigned commodities
  • Accountability to provide analytical support in all commercial negotiations and supplier selections within assigned commodities
  • Support cross business synergy efforts for assigned commodities
Qualifications for strategic category manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, Materials, Business or a related field is required
  • At least 5 years of directly related experience in strategic category management of electronic assemblies, electronic components, cable wire harness, control panel assemblies, electro-mechanical private label, and other electrical based purchased parts
  • Direct involvement in low cost region sourcing experience (China and Mexico required) particularly in electronic assemblies and electro-mechanical private label related to fluid handling equipment or similar in complexity, size, annual demand (high mix / low volume)
  • At least 5 years of proven success in negotiating with suppliers directly for large dollar expenditures and constructing such a negotiation in a multi-year contract
  • Strong matrix organization collaboration skills
  • Customer first - Driven by the need to understand and meet the expectations / requirements of customers, both internally and externally

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