Global category manager is responsible for the development and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies that result in sustainable competitive advantage to the company.
Negotiate supply agreements with year over year cost benefits in cost, service, innovation, and quality.
Negotiate design development agreements and statement of works (sow) as needed to support npd and continuous improvement initiatives in tech ops as needed with direct material suppliers.
Negotiate cost savings, define strategy to rationalize supply base.
Provide direction on preferred suppliers in support of new product development teams.
Hold periodic business reviews with preferred suppliers.
Identify supply continuity risks and implement mitigation plans.
Relationship owner with tier one suppliers.
Define and map critical tier two suppliers and appropriate level of relationship.
Support make/buy analysis in partnership with ops.
Position includes domestic and international travel up to 30%.