Category Manager 2

Requisition ID 2023-12104
Posting Date 3 weeks ago(1/16/2023 10:59 AM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Bloomington
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Category Manager position at Cook Medical will own developing and executing 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
• Lead the Supplier Relationship Management for the top suppliers defined to be part of the program


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, and or Engineering(with a Masters Degree a Plus)
• A minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in a complex supply chain organization
• A minimum of 10 years of Procurement and Supply Chain experience

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

• The ability to travel up to 40% of the time, including internationally


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