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Category Manager

Kelly Services
Round Lake, IL 60073
Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting contract opportunity with one of our leading clients!


**Title:** Category Manager


**Location:** Round Lake, IL


**Duration:** 6 months **Overview**


+ Optimize supplier relationships while maximizing value and ensuring uninterrupted product flow.

+ Plans and implements the short and long-term strategies for supplier management programs.

+ Responsible for the development of supplier relations required for supplier programs.

+ Ensures continuity and compliance with current supplier program objectives.

+ Responsible for utilizing existing enablers while driving for innovation and new tools to create best total value for goods, services required within all areas of spend, including but not limited to raw material (direct), indirect, capital and service categories.


**Responsibilities**


+ Provide input to management and develop the supplier management programs necessary to provide for continuous improvement in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) across the global supplier community, including price/cost analysis principles.

+ Coach direct reports and/or provides direction to team using general policies and management guidance related to the tasks and projects.

+ Manage all aspects of manufacturing plant capitalized programs and project sourcing activities in fast paced high project volume environment

+ Review supplier performance reports consistent with agreed requirements to insure consistency with quality, service and delivery objectives.

+ Develop and execute global and regional strategies for global procurement of capital equipment and services with annual spending budget of over $150 million USD in the US.

+ Negotiates contracts, pricing/supply agreement, supplier managed inventory (consignment) and total cost agreements within dollar responsibility range and for presentation/ signature at senior level.

+ Manage internal stakeholders, customers and strategic suppliers, while driving favorable outcomes.


**Required Qualifications**


+ Bachelor's Degree; MBA desirable.

+ 5-8 years of diversified procurement and operational experience in business, technical, and managerial functions

+ Experience in Contract management and negotiation, data analytics, supplier management, and strategic planning

+ Previous project management experience

+ C.P.M. and/or A.P.P. desirable.

+ Strong communication skills (written and oral) and presentation skills

+ Able to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management at both procurement and business unit levels.


**Additional Information**


+ Open to remote candidates with strong experience


**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Taryn Carbone ( taryn.carbone@kellyservices.com ) for immediate consideration.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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