Lead, Category Management

Harris   •  

Rochester, NY

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 107 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description: 

  • Lead collaborative multi-region/plant/division, cross-functional teams to analyze spend, develop actionable spend management strategies, implement spend management strategies and proactively manage the supply base within a given commodity
  • Research and benchmark current commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges
  • Guide the selection, development, and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals
  • Develop and implement spend management strategies including supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make vs. buy analyses, vendor managed inventories, inventory reduction programs, cycle time improvements, security of supply, supplier diversity, continuous improvement, commodity roadmaps, and procurement/stakeholder collaboration
  • Develop, implement and manage proposal activities
  • Lead negotiation and completion of contracts with strategic and preferred suppliers to maximize benefits across Harris and its affiliates
  • Establish a strong network and foster collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and category team members
  • Implement a rigorous and disciplined process for managing the supply base including leading periodic business reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans
  • Propose Corporate & Divisional initiatives to meet desired business goals/objectives
  • Establish, implement, report and socialize on specific, actionable, measurable, achievable, time specific goals and objectives and related performance
  • Travel approximately less than 15%


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5 years in a strategic sourcing/commodity management role
  • Must have experience with MS Excel and PowerPoint for purposes of data analysis and creation of presentations

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • MBA or Graduate degree
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • CPM or similar certifications
  • Strong understanding of Procurement, Manufacturing Operations, and material logistics
  • Cost analysis experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated management expertise in multiple indirect commodities
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Understanding of Contractual Terms and Conditions and how to mitigate risk
  • Project management experience
  • Global sourcing experience

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID: CS20181708-26800