Category Manager - Indirect

at Reynolds Consumer Products in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

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Category Manager – Indirect in Lake Forest, IL at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted:4/26/2023

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Lake Forest, IL

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Job Title: Category Manager – Indirect

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We provide amazing job opportunities for growth and competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you! We currently have an opportunity for aCategory Manager – Indirectlocated at our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL. (Hybrid if candidates live within 50 miles).

We will consider 100% remote for candidates located in the following states: AR, GA, IL, KY, NC, OR, PA, TX, UT VA, WI.

Your Role:

The Category Manager will lead the Capital and MRO categories across the organization supporting multiple business units and 17 domestic manufacturing plants. This role manages ~$250 million in annual spend. The candidate will establish relationships by building trust with internal/external stakeholders and develop/execute strategies to optimize business performance. The candidate will have a successful record consolidating vendors and driving compliance to a preferred network to deliver value.

You will have the opportunity to:

+ Develop, champion and implement category strategies for Capital and MRO.

+ Create and present financial business cases to senior leadership to ensure alignment on strategic sourcing initiatives.

+ Assess and mitigate category risks and engage proper internal stakeholders and external resources to optimize solutions and improvements.

+ Identify cost savings, cost avoidance and improvement opportunities and lead cross-functional teams through project realization.

+ Assess spend analytics, develop bids that encompass total cost of ownership, and execute complex contractual negotiations. Redline and implement agreements with legal collaboration.

+ Regularly monitor and analyze the market, competitive intelligence, and pricing trends. Report market data to key stakeholders and use intel to enable strategic category decisions.

+ Lead cross-functional change management initiatives that support the category strategy and facilitate execution to drive synergies across the organization.

Ultimately, you will be accountable for continuous improvement, risk mitigation and improved financial performance for the Capital and MRO categories.

You will love it here if…

+ You are highly analytic and have a natural curiosity

+ You thrive in a fast paced and high-energy environment

+ You work well with others, promote collaboration and knowledge sharing

+ You pay great attention to details and are well organized

We need you to have:

+ BA/BS Degree required in Business or related field

+ Minimum, 8 years of professional job-related or category management experience

+ 3+ years managing multi-plant spend exceeding $75MM

+ Experience using SAP Ariba

+ Experience leading cross-functional teams to implement supplier change and/or cost savings initiatives across a large, complex supplier and plant network.

+ Demonstrated expertise in procurement category management, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations and the strategic sourcing process.

+ Strong proficiency redlining complex contracts. Knowledge of commercial and legal contractual terms and conditions.

+ Project management capabilities with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously from origin through execution.

+ Ability to travel up to 25%.

Icing on the cake:

+ Masters or MBA in Business preferred

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

Apply today to join a fast-growing innovative company!

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Drive Your Careeracross a world of opportunities!

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Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or disability.

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Job Posting: JC233189437

Posted On: Jan 28, 2023

Updated On: May 15, 2023

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