Category Manager 1 & 2

Durham , NC 27712

Posted: 03/22/23 Employment Type: 9 Months Industry: Other Job Number: BIO310120232

Job Description

Primary Purpose and Overall Objective of the Job:

Drives the definition and implementation of purchasing strategies for their assigned commodities; Accountable for the strategic deployment across the Company and functionally manage the

purchasing network relevant for their assigned categories.

2 Main Accountabilities:

Designs, develops and communicates the purchasing category strategies under their responsibility and drives the i

Masters their category in terms of cost modeling, benchmarks, market trends for the products/services offering;

Designs, leads and implements cost savings projects based on a structured project/savings roadmap;

Identifies contract improvement opportunities & re-

Defines, implements and manages the Supplier Panel for the categories within their responsibility (including approval of suppliers, in collaboration with the contributing function, when not


Conducts contracts reviews with Suppliers; prepares and leads periodic Management level Supplier reviews; references the Quality Control Delivery Score (QCDS), performance status,

strategic positioning evaluation, business perspectives, strategic product/services/market developments; mobilizes relevant b

innovation and QCDS improvement ideas;

Acts as the Purchasing referent for the Function Management Committee, ensures that all the requirements of the functions are considered and addressed.

3 Typical Studies-Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

3.1 Studies-Experience:

University degree with a specialization in Purchasing with :

- 5 to 8 years of experience in Purchasing and experience in various categories (2 categories at least) : Manager 2, job code 001332 level 6

- Minimum 2 years of experience in Purchasing and experience at minimum 2 commodities : Manager 1, job code 000031 level 7

3.2 Skills and Qualifications:

- Functional know-how: Selecting and qualifying suppliers, understanding products/services, preparing & leading negotiations, contract management and legal awareness, target costing,

managing multicultural interfaces;

- Operational know-how: Winning and influencing, risk management, builds trust, drives execution and makes decisions.

Scope and Resources Accountability, Typical Performance Indicators:

- Scope and Resources Accountability: Management of suppliers, commodities and projects

- Financial Indicators (revenue, budget, etc.):

- Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Supplier Performance, Cost, Delivery

- Key Contacts (internal/external) and Interfaces: Buyers, Internal Customers, Senior Management, Suppliers

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