Category Manager – Direct Materials in Charlotte, North Carolina
THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:
Multi-Billion Dollar global developer and manufacturer of advanced specialty materials
Over 100 years of history with one of the largest global platforms in the industry; operations and facilities in 100 countries
High growth company expanding their footprint through globally with over 6,000 employees
Diverse products that are used in an array of industries including pharmaceutical, cleaning product manufacturers, water treatment, agricultural, electronics goods manufacturers, refineries, and paper and photographic companies
Company has strong leadership and extensive experience taking company to the next level through innovation and sustainability
WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:
Outstanding opportunity to work with a first-class leadership team in a high growth, global business
Opportunity to be a key contributor in building a world class global capital procurement function focused on Capital Project Procurement Management that drives long term sustainable value for the business
Position with significant impact on high priority initiatives
Competitive Salary and Benefits (401k match, Health, Dental, Vision)
WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:
Manages strategic procurement, regional and local sourcing and supply management of raw materials required to support the current and future
Define, optimize and execute sourcing and raw material supply management strategies for our Americas region.
Develop strong sourcing strategies within assigned categories and conduct relevant market research.
Planning, organizing and managing projects taking into account priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives; utilizing software and tools to plan, track and report status.
Mapping the value chain, analyzing it and deriving potential scenarios. Includes the understanding and application of total cost of ownership and should cost modelling.
Participating in and / or leading financial discussions. Applying financial knowledge to participate actively, e.g. in budgeting process, including tax aspects in sourcing strategies and structuring sophisticated deals with ecosystem partners.
Secure long-term raw materials supply at optimal quality, cost and risk profiles corresponding to the forecasted production demand requirements (annual operating plans and budgets), applying Albemarle’s responsible sourcing and supplier management processes and tools (e.g. procurement planning, RFx, negotiation, e-procurement, strategic collaboration, etc.). Leverage global contracts to support other regions.
Consistently plan and execute delivery of demonstrable value in the procurement process.
Prepare and provide necessary periodic analysis and reporting for key decision making and performance management.
Ensure compliance with policies, systems and controls.
THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:
Minimum of 6 years of experience in strategic procurement and supply management of industrial production materials, with proficiency in key procurement processes, category management and strategic sourcing, negotiation and contract management, and showing increasing growth and responsibilities
Strong stakeholder engagement, ability to interact with multiple levels of leadership internally and externally, and participate and lead in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment
Strong project management, prioritization and decision-making abilities
Interpersonal skills and ability to be a great business partner with stakeholders, internal and external customers, and multiple functional groups on projects/programs
High learning and change agility, and ability to navigate ambiguity