Category Manager, Cement

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
Houston, TX
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

Summary

Under broad direction, responsible for managing all of or a subset of commodities within a category consisting of several commodity groups, prioritizing initiatives, managing the implementation of the category strategy and supplier agreements, determining category and sub-category strategies, managing suppliers and their contracts, and measuring cost and benefits.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for market intelligence and category analysis by assessing external market conditions, identifying risk, and developing effective cost reduction models.
  • Must possess excellent project management, change management, collaboration, communication, contract/negotiations, and risk management skills in order to successfully coordinate supplier relationships and major commercial decisions across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Leads the business through decision making and champions opportunities to make necessary improvements.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduatedegree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in supply chain, field operations and/or project management.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in cement and cementing chemicals categories. 
  • Prior leadership experience.
  • Strong communication skills with experience interfacing with various internal stakeholders.
  • Expert negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong understanding of sourcing process.
  • Experience in contract generation.

 

Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs.  Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available, including Category Manager through Senior Category Manager.

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