Category Manager

Category Manager focused on the areas below.


Position Summary:

  • Help build a world-class procurement function in a dynamic and growing company.
  • Develop strategies and conduct sourcing initiatives for a variety of indirect categories including: Travel (Airlines, Hotels, Rental cars), Fleets, Expenses and meeting/event management.
  • Find opportunities, influence stakeholders, negotiate outstanding contract terms, and track success.



  • Demonstrate leadership through innovation, data-driven decision making and superior communication and teamwork.
  • Provide project management and strategic guidance to cross-functional teams.
  • Develop relationships with suppliers, senior managers, and key stakeholders, communicating effectively to resolve issues and exceed expectations.
  • Implement and manage compliance metrics and performance KPIs.
  • Apply industry best practices and market trends to create forward-thinking category strategies.
  • Lead contract negotiations with internal business partners and provide overall value, meeting or exceeding year-over-year cost reductions.
  • Ensure all suppliers under control meet or exceed Days Payable Outstanding objectives.
  • Maintain compliance with Corporate training and safety programs.
  • Independently manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree. Masters and Professional Certification (CPM, CSPM, GBTA, Six Sigma, LEAN) preferred.
  • 5 years broad-based procurement experience including all phases of strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, risk mitigation, and enabling technologies.
  • Experience managing Travel, Expenses, meeting and event management.
  • Experience with Spend Analytics and ability to use data to find spend reduction opportunities.
  • Ability to read, create, and negotiate supply agreements, SOWs and RFP/RFI. Experience working with legal counsel to negotiate contract terms and conditions.


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