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Senior Category Manager

Gateway Recruiting

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Other
    • Job ID 1886630

    Job Description

    The Role:

    This full-time position reports to the Sourcing Director and offers an exciting opportunity to lead strategic sourcing initiatives for a portfolio of industrial packaging categories.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Developing a robust category strategy and approved plan
    • Leading the deployment of the strategy and prioritizing procurement initiatives
    • Conducting fact-based negotiations, supplier selection, and contracting
    • Managing procurement initiatives in alignment with stakeholders and cross-functional partners
    • Focal point for key suppliers, including contract management
    • Facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration among category managers and buyers
    • Contributing to the development of the company’s indirect strategy
    • Enhancing the company’s indirect procurement profile and recognition

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement or commercial roles related to packaging
    • Strong skills in category management, strategic thinking, and collaboration
    • Ability to influence, motivate, and negotiate effectively
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and proficiency in demand management
    • Data analytics skills and business intelligence gathering ability
    • Dedication to delivering impactful outcomes

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