18 days old

Global Category Manager

Kelly Services
Brea, CA 92821
Kelly Services is actively seeking a Global Category Manager for a Temp to hire opportunity. This will be a hybrid role, 2 days remote and 3 days onsite located in Brea, CA.

**POSITION SUMMARY:** The **Global Category Manager** **(Marketing Services)** is responsible for leveraging marketing and meetings/events spend across the business, creating and executing strategic cost savings projects and driving out cost.

The Category Manager develops and executes sourcing strategy and client acceptance on all marketing services, corporate meetings and events planning (related to tradeshows, sales conferences, and professional training courses). The Category Manager will serve as the companys marketing services procurement professional.

The individual is responsible for maintaining and managing the company indirect buying processes for the category and serves as the gatekeeper, ensuring associates are leveraging preferred suppliers.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Manage indirect supply base by leveraging preferred suppliers across the organization

+ Drive competitive business advantage by implementing innovative strategies for cost reduction, quality, and delivery across non-production expenditures for goods and services.

+ Achieve operating performance targets and improvements including indirect cost savings and funnel/project generation

+ Work cross-functionally to assist other departments with the Request for (proposal, quotation, or information) (RF(x)) process.

+ Negotiate supplier agreements and contracts including general terms and conditions, pricing and lead-times.

+ Maintain consistent communication with suppliers to ensure RF(x) timelines are met and act as a liaison between suppliers and functional teams to answer any questions related to RF(x) documents.

+ Stay abreast of procurement activities and commodity-focused initiatives within Corporate Procurement.

+ Drive continuous improvement in procurement through standard work and kaizen.

+ Assess and improve existing tools to support spend visibility, dashboards, reports, and KPIs that drive action.

+ Adhere to all FDA regulated standards and Quality Policy.

+ Review Capital Asset Requests to ensure proper procurement protocol has been followed.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**Most Important Competencies Required:**

+ Ability to influence others must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives.

+ Teamwork must be willing and able to work closely with other departments, peers, etc.

+ Drives results

+ Effective Communication

+ Utilizes critical thinking

+ Solves problems

+ Creates followership through collaboration

+ Acts with integrity

+ Consistently uses sound judgement


+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Analytical problem solver and data-driven decision-making abilities;

+ Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

+ Effectively work in a cross-functional environment (e.g., HR, quality, marketing, sales.)

+ Ability to negotiate and interact with suppliers;

+ Operates with utmost integrity;

+ Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills;

+ Positive and self-motivated

+ Supports daily management and maintains a kaizen/continuous improvement focus

**Education and/or Experience:**

+ Bachelor's degree in a business, finance or related field, preferably supply chain management

+ 5+ years overall business experience with at least 2 years of global sourcing-related experience

+ Experience in a regulated business environment is a plus

+ Knowledge of lean manufacturing practices will enhance the candidates ability to communicate with internal business associates

+ Ability to work well in a multicultural, cross-functional environment

+ Experience in structuring contracts, conducting formal RF(x) processes and managing business relationships

+ Personal Trait Profile

+ Self-sufficient

+ Enthusiastic

+ Team orientation (knows when to lead and when to follow)

+ Lives the continuous improvement philosophy and can drive change successfully

+ Logical and creative thinker

+ Confident

+ Ability to influence others credible

+ Ability to articulate the lean philosophy

+ Facilitation skills

For immediate consideration, please apply online. This is recruited for by a remote Kelly office and not your local Kelly branch.



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

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**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.
Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-11

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