Category Manager in Lisle IL, Illinois

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  • 08/27/2022
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Job Description
Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Category Manager – Electrical Components to join our Procurement Organization.





The Procurement Category Manager will co-lead the Electrical Components Category Management Team (CMT) with R&D working cross functionally within Navistar interfacing with program management, quality, manufacturing, risk management, finance, and supply chain. As Category Manager you will be responsible...

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Job Description
Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Category Manager – Electrical Components to join our Procurement Organization.





The Procurement Category Manager will co-lead the Electrical Components Category Management Team (CMT) with R&D working cross functionally within Navistar interfacing with program management, quality, manufacturing, risk management, finance, and supply chain. As Category Manager you will be responsible for developing and implementing Electrical Components sourcing strategies, driving cost reductions, supply base management and negotiating agreements.



The Category Manager’s key activities include, leading strategic sourcing activities, supplier contract negotiations, identifying cost reduction opportunities and overall supplier performance management for cost, quality, and delivery.




Responsibilities

Develop and execute sourcing strategies to align with Navistar’s business objectives
Lead strategic sourcing decisions and supplier selection for new product launches as well as current business for improved cost, quality, or delivery opportunities
Significant focus on new programs supporting next generation electrical architecture, telematics and connectivity, camera & radar systems, autonomous, human machine interface (HMI), smart controllers and other higher-end electrical technologies
Research industry trends, global markets, benchmark data, and understand underlying cost drivers
Analyze category spend to identify and develop savings opportunities, with the Electrical Components CMT, using variety of procurement levers including competitive bidding, global sourcing, negotiation, technology, supply chain/footprint optimization, target costing, etc.
Build strong strategic partnerships with suppliers to ensure that product quality, on time delivery, and service meet or exceed expectations

/>Negotiate with suppliers to achieve best overall total cost of ownership and execute legal agreements such as Comprehensive Supply Agreements and Development Agreements.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree
At least 8 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
1 year lead experience
OR

Master's degree
At least 6 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
1 year lead experience
OR

At least 10 years of supply chain, engineering or manufacturing experience
1 year lead experience

Additional Requirements

Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills

Procurement background with experience in electrical components in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries preferred
Strategic mindset with ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with different functional backgrounds as well as with different business cultures globally
Experience with sourcing components, discovering competitive options and leading negotiations
Ability to read, understand, and execute commercial agreements and contracts
Ability to understand technical concepts
Skilled at developing executive level presentations
Strong analytical skills
Manufacturing background a plus

Company Overview

Navistar is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don't.



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