The individual is responsible for delivering the long term values and the shorter term P&L impact objectives set forth in the Marketing category plans and category Annual Operating Plan (AOP), in collaboration with the Sourcing specialists.
Sources and selects suppliers, negotiates prices, and recommends purchases, to obtain the best possible prices while adhering to quality specifications, service demands and supplier innovation opportunities.
Serve as a lead and subject matter expert to other Category Managers Managers and provide coaching and support as necessary. Responsible for performance management; workflow; hiring; firing; and disciplinary actions.
Develops and implements a sourcing process that delivers the right level of service and commercial outcomes through planning, defining business needs, assessing supply market, defining strategy, execution, supplier selection and contracting.