Role details

Category Manager

Oak Brook   •   USD80,000 - USD120,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fantastic growth opportunity at an S&P 500 company
  • Experience in mechanical or chemical fields preferred

About Our Client

Our client is one of the world's largest plastics and chemical companies and a member of the S&P 500.Our client's products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world.

Job Description

  • Executes strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology. Utilizes market analysis and contracting strategies for commodities. Promotes cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance.
  • Implements measurement systems that clearly indicate the performance level of the sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness.
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with internal customers and other supporting organizations.
  • Maintains relationships with key business and manufacturing partners and key supplier contacts.
  • Recognized as a leader and an expert in segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area.
  • Develops and implements supplier continuous improvement initiatives.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred (or recognized equivalent). Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Process Engineering preferred.
  • 4+ years related experience required with degree
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/segment strategies and management preferred.
  • Negotiations and contract experience preferred

What's on Offer

$80k-$120k base salary plus bonus potential

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