Category Manager – Dispenser & Device

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GEORGIA-PACIFIC
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065535 Requisition #
Georgia-Pacific
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Category Manager – Dispenser & Device

 

We are looking for a Category Manager in our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) group to be responsible for $50MM in outsourced finished good category spend for the dispenser and device category. This individual will lead the category function with cross functional project teams while also having responsibility for ongoing category management needs. This individual is expected to identify the annual category plan, develop and maintain category strategies and manage internal and external relationships.  In addition, this role will coordinate with the sourcing manager to strategically source the category as necessary and award projects based on the category strategy. The individual should be capable of influencing without decision rights and must be comfortable working in a cross-functional organization.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Be(come) a leader in our culture by learning and apply Market Based Management, using mental model and tools.  Utilize economic and critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives to solve identified opportunities aligned to our vision.
  • Develop category strategies, execute negotiations and manage contracting process.  Execute additional category levers (ex. Joint spec development, vendor managed inventory) as determined by category strategy.
  • Utilize data and benchmarking to create insights to identify new profitable opportunities.  Prioritize and drive effective change with and through cross functional team while holding company and suppliers accountable.
  • Seek best knowledge internally and externally to develop knowledge networks, evaluate alternatives and improve market intelligence. 
  • Develop a beneficial relationship with key internal stakeholders (ex. R&D, business) and strategic relationship management with external parties
  • Demonstrate a desire to be a life long learner to develop ideas to drive continuous improvement and innovation in work methods and/or work product. 
  • Embrace and utilize new technology to advance work methods and/or work product
  • Understand the legal, technical and commercial aspects of supply arrangements and effectively communicate internally and externally
  • Ability to manage a project effectively and be a change leader in our organization

What You Will Need:


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, contract/vendor management, supply chain management or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working cross functionally between internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in developing category strategies and leading strategic sourcing events, supplier negotiations and contract development
  • Experience performing analysis and interpreting data into actionable insights
  • Experience with change management to include the ability to understand business requirements, demonstrate the ability to understand multiple and diverse stakeholder groups and implement changes
  • Willing and able to travel as required (up to 20%), including international travel.

What Will Put You Ahead?


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years’ experience in contract manufacturing, injection molding and/or electronics
  • MBA
  • Cost modeling based on an understanding of key cost drivers   
  • Experience in capital project management and execution 

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
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