Company: HNI Corporation
Posted on: May 6, 2022
HNI Corporation, a leading workplace furnishings and hearth
manufacturing enterprise, is looking for a new Category Manager to
join their Leveraged Furniture Operations team in Muscatine, Iowa!
- Our Category Managers are a key part of our vast supply chain
network, more specifically our Strategic Procurement team, a highly
visible and high performing group of professionals. - As a Category
Manager, you will develop and maintain strong supplier
relationships and provide expert perspective on specific
categories, sharing knowledge on marketplace environments, industry
trends, and supplier capabilities. - In this role, you are a
critical connection between our valued suppliers and HNI's
manufacturing and operations, developing and assimilating a
strategic vision for your designated category. - You will also
manage and develop a cross-functional team of analysts, enforcing
structure and leading through continuous improvement initiatives.
-The procurement and category management team of HNI is a dynamic,
progressive group that contributes significantly to HNI's ability
to meet key strategic goals and financial targets. - The Category
Manager position offers continual challenge and growth opportunity!
- -Some of the essential aspects of the Category Manager position
- Implement planning tools and processes to capture and mitigate
supplier constraints to demands.
- Negotiate contracts, pricing and disputes for the benefit of
- Evaluate operational and financial risk inherent in potential
or existing supply chains to predict any level of detriment to HNI
goals or end user expectations.
- Guide the analysis of spend for specific categories.
- Identify and introduce new materials, supply chain
capabilities, technologies, and processes to meet current and
future interests of HNI products and services.
- Minimize supply chain disruption and execute projects on time,
to budget, and without HNI or customer impact.
- Drive continuous improvement in the category through price,
design, structure and process.What it takes:
- 7-10 years of experience in supply chain with focus in
strategic procurement and supplier relations, preferably in
manufacturing and operations.
- Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Supply Chain or
Logistics, Business or Engineering
- Superior communication and negotiation skills.
- Ability to perform productively in a fast paced and visible
environment.We look forward to hearing from you! -Why HNI
Corporation?HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of
workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two
segments. - The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global
designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market
under multiple unique brands. - The residential building products
segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth
products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and
pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and
accessories. -As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI
Corporation has been ranked by -Industry Week -magazine as one of
the "Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World", by -Fortune
-magazine as "The Most Admired Company" in the furniture industry;
and named by -Chief Executive -Magazine as one of the world's best
companies for leadership development.Leveraged Furniture Operations
(LFO) is the branded name for our furniture manufacturing and
operations structure. - This encompasses all roles in
manufacturing, plant engineering, supply chain, distribution and
logistics, as well as some roles in finance and accounting, and
human resources. - By centralizing these key functions, we enhance
our efficiencies, reduce costs, and ultimately improve our
customer's experience with HNI! - When you accept a role in LFO,
you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on both
our future and yours with work that matters, empowerment and
autonomy, and growth without limits. -We invite you to visit us at
for the best visual overview of our
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