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Category Manager - Machining

Company: CentroMotion
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

The Category Manager develops, implements, and maintains a category strategy that supports a company's supply chain. The position is responsible for implementing a best cost sourcing strategy for the categories assigned. A best cost sourcing strategy will include specific knowledge of categories assigned and an assessment of commodity prices for each category of spend. The Category Manager will have solid data mining and negotiation skills and the ability to lead and mentor assigned personnel and cross-functional teams. Responsibilities:

  • Manage Cost and Working Capital Improvement Opportunities for purchased parts and services:
  • Categorize spend and drive material productivity through spend consolidation, direct negotiation and stocking strategies.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop and track progress of productivity projects (PCIS)
  • Work with category suppliers to drive Lead Time reductions
  • Improve Supplier Payment Terms
  • Support the implementation of Kanban systems for all purchased materials
  • Supplier consolidation and Supplier count reductions
  • Preferred Supplier, development
  • Drive Category productivity or price mitigation based on changing raw material costs
  • Support Supplier relationships building together with Supply Chain Director
  • Support Supplier Improvement Process for OTD and Quality Improvement
  • Support NPD (New Product Development) and our Product Out process to ensure:
  • Best Value Supplier Selection
  • Supplier Process capability with new product launch
  • Aggressive lead time commitment to meet or exceed program timing
  • Primary responsibility for Supplier performance improvement within the global category supply base
  • Manage the total cost of suppliers, making improvements in total cost including terms, freight, unit cost and inventory reduction.
  • Maintain and nurture effective working relationships/communications with key support functions - Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, MIS, Sales & Marketing, and Product Development.
  • Identify new world-class suppliers; execute Category strategies and individual supplier strategies, assists with movement of business.
  • Works closely with Quality, Engineering and Supplier operations to assess and ensure supplier capability to meet established performance objectives.
  • Maintains excellent Supplier relations/communications..

    • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business field.
    • 5-12 years' experience in the purchasing of raw materials, manufactured components and mechanical equipment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Demonstrates proven ability to lead aggressive cost-down initiatives, with sourcing/ resourcing strategies, DFM cost reductions, new technologies and other methods.
    • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining business relationships with suppliers to enhance short and long term agreements
    • Knowledge/experience with:
    • Manufacturing processes, metal cutting, plastic injection molding, metal fabrication, electronics, other
    • MRP II, material and production control systems, preferred
    • Proficiency reading engineering drawings and specifications, required
    • Lean Manufacturing techniques, Kaizen and Kanban principles, required
    • Quality Management Systems, ISO and 6-sigma disciplines, training and experience, required
    • A thorough knowledge of MRP, Kanban, master scheduling, inventory management, forecasting, preferred
    • Understanding of sales/marketing, preferred
    • International buying, vendor selection/certification experience, line reviews and advanced preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership skills are a must.
    • CPIM or APICS certification, preferred
    • Demonstrated accomplishments in inventory management to support lean manufacturing operations with a global supply chain
    • Demonstrated Supplier development and improvement capabilities.
    • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a highly proactive interpersonal style.
    • Ability to work in a team based environment.PM21 PI129762226

Keywords: CentroMotion, Waukesha , Category Manager - Machining, Professions , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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