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Category Manager

Company: Cortech
Location: Pewaukee
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Element6 has a newly created Category Manager / Commodities Specialist position with a growing company. This strategic role will be instrumental to the Supply Chain team. The company is very customer service focused with a strong emphasis on employee growth and development. Work-life balance is important. Primary Responsibilities1. Manage all suppliers within assigned commodities and/or categories.2. Provide quality service to the business addressing specific needs of each division/segment (i.e., quoting)3. Develop strong understand of business division/segment requirements and local market conditions.4. Understand competitive landscape and guide segments on commodity pricing to win business.5. Formulate sourcing strategies that achieve desired quality levels, cost targets, timing needs and risk management goals in support of Company's objectives.6. Establish and manage companywide reclaim program to drive additional revenue stream.7. Lead supplier negotiations and execute purchase/sale of commodities.8. Collaboratively provide purchasing and procurement support to entire sales staff and Company personnel. Key to success for this role--- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.--- Relationship builder who is highly collaborative, a strong communicator and understands the benefits of being a team player.--- Self-motivated, enthusiastic, quick learner with a high sense of urgency.--- Results driven mindset supported by data, people orientation and willing to compromise.--- Experience and knowledge of assigned commodities.--- Technical understanding of HVAC and Refrigeration industry.--- Highly skilled in listening and anticipating customer needs.--- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate information to all levels in the organization.--- Capacity to persuade and influence others including suppliers and key constituent groups.--- Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and engage others to drive change.--- Open and flexible to ideas and suggestions. Willingness to work in an evolving and growing environment and take on any challenges with positive energy.--- Willingness to travel as needed. Education/Experience--- Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.--- Minimum 5 to 7 years of commodity and sales related experience with a background in Supply Chain, Procurement and/or Purchasing--- Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in cost analysis, financial management and negotiations.--- Proficient technical skills in MS Office Suite.

Keywords: Cortech, Milwaukee , Category Manager, Executive , Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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