The Global Category Manager-Plastics will assist CPO and Global Category Director in developing, implementing, and communicating the corporate-wide Procurement strategy
Assist in the development and implementation of the procurement strategy for plastic and electrical components spend, $25M globally
Own process partner relationships and supplier relationship management for specified segment(s)
Develop, implement, and communicate supplier/relationship management policies and procedures
Lead development of the negotiation strategy
Establish performance management standards for category and suppliers; monitors performance of suppliers
Foster close partnership with HT and PT business segments and corporate functions; maintain internal customer satisfaction metrics
Works with procurement teams and users to ensure internal customer needs are met
Oversee supplier qualification and certification programs
Develops and manages supplier base with input from internal customers
Oversees RFI, RFP contract development and review processes and utilizes appropriate support tools to enhance sustainable results
Acts as a central point of expertise and knowledge for users
Constantly monitors supplier market characteristics and identifies opportunities resulting from market shifts
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is required, and a graduate degree is preferred.
Broad business knowledge and a minimum of five years of progressive experience in Procurement or Supply Chain to include previous or current direct management of components procurement.
Experience in a low volume/high mix make to order and assemble to order business model
Deep understanding of supplier market and category spend
Ability to develop tailored strategies for commodities managed
Capacity to plan and manage negotiation effort
Profound category understanding/expertise
Strong teamwork skills required for facilitation/interfacing role within specific sourcing category
Solid management skills to interact effectively with Procurement Teams and users
Able to gain cooperation in implementing significant change in systems, practices and procedures
Thorough understanding and experience in Strategic Planning, Sourcing Strategy Formulation & Implementation, Supplier Analysis, and Negotiation
Experience with supply chain and procurement software applications – excellent analysis skills using Excel. SAP expertise preferred.
Excellent communication and influencing skills and the ability to build strong working relationships at levels
Effective project management skills
Able to travel up to 20%
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Superior level of intellectual, professional, and interpersonal agility
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Highly developed negotiating and influencing skills, combined with the stature and experience to effectively represent the Company before a variety of audiences, build positive relationships, and negotiate agreements
Internal Number: 2059
About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group (ATG) is one of the largest manufacturers of professional hand and power tools in the world, serving the industrial, vehicle service and assembly, aerospace, electronics, construction and serious DIY markets.
Our portfolio of over 30 innovative brands includes many category leaders, such as SATA®, GearWrench®, Weller®, Wiss®, Lufkin®, Cleco® and Crescent®. ATG also manufactures select, premier private label mechanics tools. Across the board, our tools stand for quality, innovation and value. Known for solving seemingly impossible problems, they are intuitive and simple to use, yet indispensable.
ATG works collaboratively with distributors, retailers and large customers across the globe to make sure end users have the tools they need to solve real-world problems. Our unique category management approach provides customers with end-user data, market research and voice of the customer insight, which helps drive inventory, display and promotion decisions. Plus, our truly global footprint enables us to serve customers’ needs in a way we couldn’t if we were a regional player.