Humera - Administrative and Professional Staffing

Category Manager

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Bloomington, MN, United States
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Jul 18, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
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Employment Status
Full Time
Humera is looking for a Category Manager for our client in Bloomington, MN. This company is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. The person in this position will be responsible for procurement strategies for the assigned commodities (Packaging / Corrugated). This is a three to nine month contract opportunity.
  • Conceptualizes, develops, and implements procurement strategies for assigned commodities that ensure supply and financial objectives are achieved.
  • Monitors commodity markets that influence cost and supply in area(s) of responsibility and uses this information to refine commodity strategies.
  • Executes fact-based negotiations that drive best total cost and ensure continuous supply for the company.
  • Communicates commodity strategies and trends, to the company leadership team and other stakeholders and also provides periodic overviews of commodity strategy effectiveness.
  • Manages commodity pricing to align with current market conditions and in consideration of cost of commodity inputs. Independent of market prices, drives year-over-year cost reductions with all assigned suppliers.
  • Identifies, on-boards, and develops suppliers appropriate to the company's strategic sourcing objectives.
  • Uses supplier performance management data and tools to drive supplier performance around quality, delivery, cost and continuous improvement. Performs regular reviews with suppliers to recognize and benchmark strong performance and/or develop meaningful action plans to remedy sub-standard performance.
  • Provides support to the company's plant and distribution center teams to ensure strong alignment around servicing our end customers and ensuring efficient and profitable operations within the company.
  • Engages the Supplier Quality Management team in supplier development processes to ensure 50 PPM quality levels are achieved.
  • Completes comprehensive risk management assessments of the supply base through formal assessment tools, audits and analysis, coupled with face-to-face and on-site interactions. Identifies and implements countermeasures to mitigate identified risks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum 4 years professional level sourcing experience
  • Institute for Supply Management - CPSM Certification preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Strong data analytics skills
  • Strong negotiator who uses knowledge-based data-drive negotiating techniques
  • Proven track-record of success in managing costs:
    • Ability read market and commodity conditions and use information to drive pricing
    • Ability to identify and implement innovative cost savings projects
  • Effective technical skills:
    • Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications
    • Ability to understand technical aspects of assigned commodities
  • Strong drive for continuous learning and development
  • Proactive/sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Sound judgment
  • Drive for continuous improvement and innovation
Desired Skill Sets
  • Institute for Supply Management - CPSM Certification preferred

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