Under the moderate supervision of the Director of Supply Chain Americas, the Category Manager is responsible for setting strategies and managing a supply network which will support the Business Units’ operational goals related to customer satisfaction, operational excellence through Perfect Execution, and financial performance.
Responsibilities include :
Develop and implement sourcing strategies that achieve defined supply chain objectives and prepare and present the strategies at periodic management and executive reviews.
Stay current with overall market conditions both from a supply base and raw material perspective. Understand the cost drivers for components.
Identify and drive projects to meet NMI plan and Cost Reduction Targets.
Responsible for Development, maintenance and periodic reviews of all the Category assets / tooling located at Suppliers to facilitate reliable Supply.
Drive and track continuous improvement programs with a focus on performance on quality, lead-time, service level and capacity to provide speed and agility.
Supplier selection with responsibility for development, qualification, and approval of all assigned suppliers.
Assess supplier capabilities, perform cost benefit analysis, issue resolution, risk mitigation and contingency planning.
Monitor and report on all key performance indicators with responsibility for ensuring suppliers meet the minimum performance requirements.
Phase out non-performing suppliers.
Lead E-Sourcing & Negotiation events including : spend analysis; RFQ strategy; supplier selection; bid analysis; award strategy; and implementation.
Manage the strategic business relationship with key preferred suppliers including periodic performance reviews.
Contract negotiation, administration, and compliance which meet Emerson standards including provisions for price, delivery, payment terms, and Perfect Execution performance metrics.
Liaison between suppliers, Quality Assurance, Engineering and others as necessary to support cost containment and cost reduction initiatives.
Management of profit contribution, trade working capital, and capital spending.
Manages supply chain sustainability with a focus on : capacity, tooling life cycle management, material availability, supply risk assessment, and trade compliance.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Business or technical degree required (BA, BS, ME, EE)
Strategic Procurement & internal purchasing experience
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
Proven communication and teamwork skills enabling effective working relationships
Ability to comprehend and interpret engineering drawings, quality systems requirements and customer specifications
Ability to understand component requirements and communicate requirements to suppliers
Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Excel, Word and Power Point
Must be willing to travel and possess skills to facilitate communications and progress initiatives while traveling