Purchasing Category Manager - Raw Materials

Stamford, CT |$120-140K | Job ID: 96058

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Job Description

Are you a procurement professional looking to help drive procurement strategy for a strong and steadily growing multi-national company? Our partner is looking for candidates with 5+ years of experience in purchasing to join their team as a Purchasing Category Manager. The Purchasing Category Manager will help drive the raw materials purchasing function for the North American organization.

Who you are: 5+ year procurement professional with at least 2-3 years in raw materials procurement, who enjoys driving supplier relationships, RFPs, and negotiating/managing contracts. You like to work collaboratively and cross-functionally and are ready to take on a new challenge in a growing company with an incredible culture.

Purchasing Category Manager- Raw Materials Responsibilities:

  • Execute local, national, regional, and global agreement programs for products or services consistent with company goals, procedures, and policies
  • Focus on obtaining maximum value for the company by managing cost, quality and service targets as outlined by purchasing management focused on chemical purchasing
  • Report within a matrix structure so strong organization and communication skills are required
  • Independently manages processes that include RFPs, tenders, reporting, analysis, and e-sourcing
  • Responsible for stakeholder management, management of category spend, and KPIs
  • Align multinational resources to successfully address and resolve Supply Chain issues
  • Proven understanding of general business processes including Supply Chain/Procurement planning, Costing, Finance and Purchasing role in these processes
  • Executes Purchasing tools and processes that include CCDB (cost chase database), PURIS, IPP, Ariba, SAP, SRM and RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL

Purchasing Category Manager- Raw Materials Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree with five years of related experience OR MBA degree with a minimum of three years of related Purchasing experience
  • 2-3 years of raw materials purchasing; experience with purchasing chemicals a plus
  • Demonstrated project management and presentation skills.
  • Proven member (represents / lead CT for the region) of a Global Category Team or a Sub-Category Team Leader
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic regional category initiatives working with Global Category Team
  • Proven capability to influence and convince stakeholders to support category objectives/roadmaps
  • Expert knowledge of market including supplier base, general industry information and cost drivers
  • Expert knowledge of good Purchasing practices, contract law as it applies to the Procurement process, and Supply Chain Management


If you are interested in this Purchasing Category Manager role, please apply today!

Thank you,

Josh Aulozzi
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network

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LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.