Procurement Category Manager - Electronic Components

Northbrook Permanent USD10,000 - USD135,000 per year
  • Great opportunity to work on international projects with a global manufacturer
  • Hybrid model - 2 days WFH weekly

About Our Client

My client is a global manufacturing company that produces and sells a wide range of products and components across multiple industries. They have operations in over 50 countries around the world. If you are looking to grow your career and work for a global manufacturing conglomerate this is a great opportunity to pursue.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a category strategy that aligns with the overall procurement goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Identify and select reliable and cost-effective suppliers of electronic goods, and negotiate favorable terms and conditions for contracts.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure timely delivery of goods, resolve issues, and maintain high levels of quality and service.
  • Monitor and analyze market trends and conditions, as well as supplier performance, to identify risks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, such as operations and finance, to ensure adequate inventory levels, cost optimization, and compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Develop and implement best practices and procedures for procurement processes and systems.
  • Manage and mentor a team of buyers and analysts to ensure the success of the electronics category.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in procurement or category management, preferably in the electronics industry.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes, systems, and best practices.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in managing a team and developing talent.

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation package commensurate with candidate experience.


  • Health and wellness benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, and wellness programs.

  • Retirement and savings benefits, such as 401(k) plans and pension plans.

  • Income protection benefits, such as life insurance, disability insurance, and paid time off.

  • Work-life balance benefits, such as flexible work arrangements and employee assistance programs.

  • Learning and development benefits, such as tuition reimbursement, training programs, and career development opportunities.

  • Performance and recognition benefits, such as performance-based incentives, stock options, and recognition programs.
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Clayton Hamilton
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