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Category Manager - Distribution

Company: Sensient Technologies Corporation
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an analytical, strategic and entrepreneurial sourcing professional ready to make impact in an innovative and multinational organization? If that statement defines you, please keep reading! Sensient is looking to welcome a Category Manager - Distribution to lead, develop and drive execution of category management strategies for the achievement of long-term goals and short-term business plans. You will play a lead role in aligning with Sensient's business goals and driving end-to-end category strategy, performance effectiveness/efficiency and value/revenue generation. What is thrilling about this role? This is a new role within the organization, so you will have the opportunity, and we expect you, to own and build up the role, defining how the role will look, fell and act delivering impactful results. This is a growing role; as you are accomplishing goals, this role will expand its scope to other geographical areas and groups of business, as well as development opportunities for your career at Sensient. We offer you a comprehensive eight weeks on-boarding training. This secures a solid foundation to understand the organization and its products, technologies, systems, supporting functions and culture, which enhances your ability to quickly become productive and integrated into theSensientorganization. After that,youwill: Use your consolidated experience developing strategic plans within a regulated industry to develop and execute strategies to improve the category management maturity levels in strategic sourcing, best practices, and initiatives, supplier quality, total cost of ownership, lead-times and working capital. Use your expertise managing a distribution category , tail end spend, and leveraging spend across supply base to: Understand the cost drivers of the commodities within the category, along with market trends and industry benchmarking, to assure the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. Develop market intelligence on global markets and suppliers within the category, including supply/demand, costs, key material indexes, etc. Own the Supplier Relationship Management to: Build collaborative, long-term key supplier relationships to drive value to the business (this includes around 15-20% of travel). Define, monitor and evaluate supplier performance measurements and identify root cause of performance failures and drive continuous improvement in quality & service. Leverage spend to improve TCO through negotiations and supplier consolidation. Work cross functionally with R&D, operations, supply chain and commercial teams to lead SKU harmonization and rationalization across Sensient business units, and to participate and support new product introductions. #LI-AM1

Keywords: Sensient Technologies Corporation, Hoffman Estates , Category Manager - Distribution, Executive , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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