Indirect Category Manager

Elmhurst, IL | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 09/26/2023 Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: JM23.8.23.1 Experience:

Job Description

My client, a leading chemical manufacturing company is currently seeking an Indirect Category Manager to join their dynamic team in the Elmhurst area. This will have a hybrid schedule – in office 4-6 times per month. Candidates must be within driving distance to the facility.

Reporting to the Sr. Global Sourcing Manager for Indirect, the Indirect Category Manager will manage sourcing strategies for assigned indirect categories (MRO, Energy, IT, Travel, HR, Equipment, etc.) This position will develop strategies and identify and execute productivity initiatives.

  • Define the strategy for assigned indirect categories
  • Manage processes and procedures for global alignment
  • Identify cost savings opportunities
  • Lead negotiations and key contracts with supplies, legal and stakeholders
  • Optimize digital cataloging and key procurement contracts.


Job Requirements

The ideal candidate:

  • BA/BS
  • 5+ years of experience in a strategic sourcing role
  • 5+ years sourcing indirect categories for a manufacturing company
  • Experience with SAP and Ariba or similar tool
  • Global sourcing experience

My client, an industry leading, global chemical manufacturing company is offering growth potential in a progressive environment and a generous compensation package.

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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