Category Manager, Raw Materials

North Barrington, IL

Posted: 04/09/2024 Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: JM24.2.29.1 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Category Manager, Raw Materials

Located in North Barrington, IL

My client a food ingredient manufacturing company is recruiting for a Category Manager to join their dynamic team. This position is located in the North Barrington area and is a hybrid schedule (2 days in office). 


Category Manager, Raw Materials  -Reporting to the Director of Procurement, this position will be responsible for leading the procurement of raw materials and packaging.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiations, purchasing and risk management for food commodities- flavors, sweeteners, spices, etc.
  • Development and management of suppliers
  • Work cross functionally with Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Finance and Customer Service
  • Lead and manage ingredient and packaging categories

The ideal candidate:

  • BA/BS is required
  • 5 + years of experience in a strategic sourcing role
  • 5+ years of experience sourcing raw materials for a manufacturing company
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  • Proven negotiation experience and supplier relationship building experience

My client is offering a generous compensation package including bonus. This position will have a hybrid schedule.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Joanie Mrozynski
Sr. Recruiter

I am a recruiter with 20 years of experience, currently recruiting Procurement & Supply Chain Management professionals for food and chemical manufacturing companies nationwide. I place professionals at all levels in Supply Chain: Purchasing/Procurement, Sourcing, Planning/Forecasting, Transportation, Logistics, Warehouse.

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