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Category Manager (Strategic Sourcing)

Company: Uponor
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The Category Manager (Strategic Sourcing) develops and executes sourcing strategies for higher financial impact by managing Global Commodity Suppliers from selection (Contract/Scope of Work/NDA) to ongoing evaluation of performance. Our team is looking for strong leadership to create, train, and implement processes that will create a culture of collaboration between Uponor functions by improving communication and streamlined workflows. What will you be doing? * Strategically manages supplier relationships including delivery performance and cost. Review supply base to identify potential opportunities or risks. High collaboration with Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Engineering, to include leading continuous improvement projects, and new equipment launches. * Works with Maintenance team and Process Engineers to understand requirements to support manufacturing. Has demonstrated Work with Engineering to provide resources for R&D projects around legal documents support. Researches Suppliers for Future need identified in the New Product development and engineering specifications * Develops and implements a working strategy to support the plans produced by the business for facility management including inside and outside services, fleet management for equipment and vehicles. * Understand the business structure, and build a supply base that has the ability to grow with Uponor. * Drives best practice in the way of cross-functional process. Leads teams and creates documents and implements workflows and processes. These process and actions will support the plans produced by the business as well as the individual business segments strategies. This needs to include external ways to measure supplier's capacity, business structure, and abilities to grow with Uponor. * Leads a cross functional team for supplier identification and evaluation according to the Strategic Supplier Program criterial and product specification. Right Size supplier Base * Seeks out opportunities to contribute to the business success through proactive involvement in team initiatives. * Analyze key market trends as it relates to Sourcing specialist to assist in making sourcing decisions (costing, number of suppliers, types of suppliers, etc.) What will you need? * Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent * Minimum 5 years of related experience in progressive positions that include facility and equipment procurement, managing supplier relationships, administrative and monitoring of supplier performance criteria, ongoing business review to identify potential opportunities or risks. * Experience could include: i.e.: equipment purchases, Fleet management, mechanical and electrical , commodity items , and facility needs * Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal skill for dealing with internal customers and external suppliers. * Superb ability to organize and prioritize work, as well as, meet stringent deadlines with minimal resources. * Demonstrated ability to think and produce results at the strategic level. * CPSM preferred, but not required. What will you get? * Competitive salary * Four weeks PTO + 10 paid holidays * 401k match up to 4%, fully vested on day one of enrollment * For a list of additional benefits visit the link below; http://https://uponorcareers.com/employee-benefits-2/ Join us to connect ideas, build solutions and inspire curiosity together. Apply today.

Keywords: Uponor, St. Paul , Category Manager (Strategic Sourcing), Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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