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Senior Category Manager

Company: GreenPoint Ag
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Category Manager is responsible for developing, aligning, and implementing company-wide sourcing and procurement strategies in goods, and logistics by effective planning and negotiating with suppliers and vendors in order to acquire the most cost-effective deals while reducing our procurement expenses. The person acts as a main focal point for all procurement activities and will lead from the front all strategic procurement endeavors, vendor contract negotiations, identify cost reduction opportunities and overall supplier performance management fulfilling the targets of cost, quality, and delivery. This position will report directly to the Director of Operations, Supply Chain and Fleet and provides a fantastic, growth experience where one can learn and contribute from all different activities that one needs to manage while working with cross functional teams and internal stakeholders.Essential FunctionsLead company-wide, 360-degree procurement efforts, which includes development, coordination, and continuous evaluation of procurement strategies in a cost-effective and efficient manner.Negotiate contracts, prices for more profitable agreements; develop, and maintain relationships with current and potential vendors and suppliers.Leverage extensive category, procurement, and supply chain knowledge to drive lower TCO (total cost of ownership) while maintaining optimal inventory levels and turns.Act as a main focal point for all procurement related activities. Prepare reports, metrics, and dashboards for senior management on the status of the organization's procurement activities.Comprehensive knowledge and experience with direct and indirect procurement strategies, long-term contracts, spot buying, freight/ logistics procurementMonitor trends in the marketplace to identify opportunities and threats to the organization's supply chain.Ensure that the organization complies with all federal and state laws and regulations related to procurement.Establish an inventory management system to track goods as they are purchased and delivered to the companyRequired QualificationsBachelor's degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Administration, or related field. Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) certification and/or likewise credentials are a definite plus.5 or more years of related experience working in a wholesale/retail business, preferably agricultural environment with experience in strategic procurement, supply chain, or similar position. Prefer proven work experience as a Senior Category Manager, Head of Procurement, Supply Chain Manager/ Lead or in similar positions.Proven success of strategically working with suppliers with demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating.Experience working with large group of employees spread across multiple regional sites across a broad geographical area.Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and problem-solving skills, proactive and creative with ability to seek out innovative solutions to business problems.Valid driver's license; must be able to meet a Motor Vehicle Review in accordance with Company policy.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesNegotiations experience, with the ability to influence others and sell concepts and ideasStrategic thinking and analytical skills to manage contract requirements and develop/manage reporting metrics, and dashboards.Strong sense of accountability and ownership with a high level of autonomy to develop spend and cost reduction projects and execute those together with stakeholders and other procurement and supply chain membersExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization and with external contactsWillingness to work with personal cost targets and having the ability to develop and change strategy and apply various tools and actions to reach targetsStrong presentation skills and ability to analyze data and technical requirements from different anglesIn-depth understanding of risk management within the supply chain of the companyStrong working knowledge of finance and accounting, including budgeting, cost management and operational risk management.Strong proficiency and practical experience using PowerBI, SAP, Oracle, or any other ERP system. Proficient with MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting; however, this position will also require frequent travel and visits to agricultural, warehouse, and industrial environments.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods and the use of hands to finger is common. No heavy lifting is expected. While performing the duties of this job, good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, and copiers is needed. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. Vision requirements relate to ability reading/using computer. When visiting off-site locations, proper use of PPE is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.TravelPositions requires occasional overnight travelOther DutiesPlease note this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Other job-related duties may be assigned. GreenPoint Ag reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary with or without notice.EEO Commitment: We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or state law.

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