Global Category Manager

Posting Date 1 month ago(5/10/2021 8:32 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Medical Holdings
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Global Indirect Category Manager position at Cook Medical will own developing and executing indirect category strategies for a defined area of spend. This position will define and establish the Sourcing Strategy and lead the strategic sourcing process. This position requires subject matter expertise in categories 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 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


• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, and or Engineering is required; Masters degree is a plus
• 3-5 years of experience working in a complex supply chain organization is required
• 2 years of Procurement and Supply Chain experience is required

• CPSM or CPM preferred
• Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills and teamwork
• Excellent communication with internal and supplier personnel at all levels, including senior management

• Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.


Physical Requirements:

• This position is a hybrid position, which requires regular on-site visits, up to 2 times per week, or as required

• Works under general office conditions
• The ability to travel up to 40% of the time, including internationally


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