Category Manager

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(1/13/2022 7:30 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Medical Holdings
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Global Category Manager position at Cook Medical will own the Category Strategies for a defined areas of spend. Define and establish the Sourcing Strategy and lead the strategic sourcing process. This role requires subject matter expertise in the category and understand market trends including all phases of marketplace analysis, supplier selection, supplier relationship management, supply risk, negotiation and contracting.  


• Create comprehensive Commodity strategy aligned to stakeholder’s goals and Cook Medical goals
• Develop and or support a robust Commodity strategy for all assigned areas ensuring alignment to the business needs including consideration of market trends, application of technology, processes, and benchmarking
• Effectively manage key stakeholders related to the assigned Commodity
• Apply a robust RFx strategic sourcing methodology and negotiate supplier agreements/contracts for goods and services
• Solve complex problems important to the success of the organization and draw on experience to successfully negotiate lowest total cost of ownership/best price, OTD, Lead-Times, Customer Satisfaction, and Quality
• Oversee the supplier assessment and supplier qualification process
• Provide category expertise to the global business
• Build strong relationship with our suppliers and partners

• Lead the development of overall supply strategy for the for assigned Commodity and/or categories
• Identify opportunities for the deployment of new technologies for enabling processes which support the Commodity
• Analyze price and costs with the intention of benchmarking best practices and pricing
• Assess internal & external client requirements and translate those requirements to meet stakeholder expectations
• Lead Market Analysis
• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with others throughout various levels of the global organization
• Ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision
• Will support new construction/remodeling projects as well as day to day facilities requirements across the globe


• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, (with a Masters Degree a Plus)
• Experience in Metals & Coatings is highly preferred
• A minimum of 3-5 years experience working in a complex supply chain organization

• CPSM or CPM preferred
• Demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills and teamwork.
• Work effectively with internal and supplier personnel at all levels, including senior management


Physical Requirements:

• This position can be hybrid or remote within the US 

• May be required to make periodic visits to a Cook facility, based on manager and leadership discretion

• The ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally


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