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Global Category Director - Chemicals

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 320331/003_1560377165
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/06/2019
  • Global Category Director - Chemicals
  • Upper Level Management
  • Alpharetta, GA

A manufacturing and distribution company of consumer goods is looking for a Global Category Director to oversee and lead the chemical procurement team in Alpharetta, GA!

As one of the largest category groupings, The Director will mainly focus on sourcing chemicals and will be responsible for vendor negotiations while streamlining negotiating rates across an entire region. To ensure continuity, the Director will maintain ongoing supply chain management framework while ensuring compliance and implementation with global strategies.

The Global Category Director's Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing managers reporting to the role and indirectly advising how to carry out the projected budget given to the team.
  • Driving change while delivering improving business results by influencing senior regional leadership.
  • Develop strategies on a global scale aligned with business model needs.
  • Collaborating with leaders within the Supply Chain function and corresponding business functions.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact that will ensure positive stakeholder experiences.

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:

  • Strong experience working with chemicals and resins.
  • 10+ years of experience in procurement/sourcing/category management functions within medical devices, consumer goods industries.
  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's/MBA preferred).
  • Experience building a framework with procurement capability development.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.
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