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.
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.
Job role directly impacts a revenue center’s viability or its quality of service via personal contributions.
Job role contributes directly to value creation.
Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field and equivalent work experience of 5-7 years in supply chain, field operations and/or project management, knowledge of subject matter in category preferred.