Category Manager in Lisle IL, Illinois

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  • 08/25/2022
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Job Description
Position Overview

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



The Procurement Category Manager will co-lead the Category Management Team (CMT) working cross functionally within Navistar interfacing with engineering, program management, quality, manufacturing, risk management, finance, and supply chain. As Category Manager you will be responsible for developing and implementing the category sourcing ...

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Job Description
Position Overview

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



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



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



This will be a hybrid or fully remote position depending on candidate location.


Responsibilities

Develop and execute category 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
Analyze category spend to identify and develop savings opportunities with the Wire Harness and Cable Assembly CMT using a variety of procurement levers including competitive bidding, global sourcing, negotiation, technology, supply chain/footprint optimization, target costing, etc.
Research industry trends, global markets, benchmark data, and understand underlying cost drivers
Negotiate with suppliers to achieve best overall total cost of ownership
Execute legal agreements such as Comprehensive Supply Agreements and Development Agreements
Build strong strategic partnerships with suppliers to ensure product quality, on time delivery, and service meet or exceed expectations

Minimum Requirements

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Bachelor’s degree
At least 8 years of purchasing/procurement experience
At least 1 year of lead experience
OR

Master’s degree
At least 6 years of purchasing/procurement experience
At least 1 year of lead experience
OR

At least 10 years of purchasing/procurement experience
At least 1 year of 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 the automotive or commercial vehicle industries or manufacturing preferred
Experience developing category strategies, discovering competitive options and leading negotiations
Excellent time management skills – can organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet specific deadlines
Ability to read, understand, and execute commercial agreements and contracts
Ability to understand technical concepts
Skilled at developing executive level presentations
Strong analytical skills
Results driven

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.



Navistar is the Lisle, Illinois-based parent company of International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, aftermarket parts brands Fleetrite®, ReNEWed® and Diamond Advantage® and Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores.



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