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27870 - Indirect Strategic Sourcing Manager - Equipment

Company: Andersen Corporation
Location: Bayport
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Apply Online Description We are currently seeking candidates for a Category Manager (Indirect) position with emphasis in Equipment At Andersen, Orange is how we describe a spirit that drives us to imagine what's possible. Our at Andersen is to have an inclusive and diverse workplace where commitment employees feel respected, valued and driven to realize their full potential. Whether in product development, our manufacturing processes, sales programs and services, the relationships we build-with our customers, our communities and each other-we see possibility everywhere, every day and use our collective talents to make it happen. We hope you'll accept our invitation to Be Orange, Be You at Andersen. PURPOSE: The Category Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the assigned category with regards to strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management to deliver a competitive advantage for the enterprise. The Category Manager will define, develop and execute the enterprise category strategy in partnership with the business team. This position will lead strategic and tactical initiatives in collaboration with other functional areas. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: * Define and execute category strategies with cross functional support, aligning critical business objectives to deliver value across the enterprise.* Develop and actively manage strategic supplier relationships that create long-term, win-win commitments between our organizations and focus on innovation, continuous improvement, and collaboration.* Drive "Best in Class" practices while developing strong supplier relationships. Keep abreast of procurement best practices and regulations for domestic and international business relationships.* Expertise in the overall category including business requirements, market trends, opportunities, supply base risks and reliability in achieving company objectives.* Understand and capitalize on market dynamics of the supply base and communicate changes in strategies as required.* Negotiate complex agreements that properly address risk, sustainability and meets business demands at the lowest total acquisition cost.* Develop strong collaborative partnerships with business and operations leadership to drive to common objectives.* Ensure that specifications are adhered to and that suppliers can fulfill contractual obligations prior to business being awarded.* Negotiate contracts and / or supplier agreements, to include terms and conditions, scope of work, and cost breakdowns as well as other performance initiatives.* Identify and implement opportunities for cost management, supplier rationalization and track, measure and report as required.* Evaluate suppliers based upon criteria including, but not limited to, the following: 1. Financial strength 2. Management commitment to excellence 3. Design / technology strength 4. Quality capability 5. Cost competitiveness (total acquisition cost) 6. Service / flexibility 7. Manufacturing skills / capability 8. Lean practices* Establishes and utilizes measurement systems to drive supplier behavior based upon, but not limited to: 1. Quality performance 2. Delivery performance 3. Total acquisition cost and cost competitiveness 4. Supplier involvement and innovation* Participates in cross-functional, key product teams to establish early new Supplier involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product target cost.* Key responsibility includes both new and strategic supplier evaluation, selections and qualifications.* Expert in problem solving. Effective in the identification and resolution of issues, concerns, or problems using formal problem-solving techniques. CULTURE AND BENEFITS: Andersen is committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside work so that you can bring your best self to work. We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers' expectations. Andersen has been an ENERGY STAR-- partner since the Windows program began in 1998. This is Andersen's fourth Sustained Excellence Award and the ninth time the company has been recognized by the ENERGY STAR program. As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to: * Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance* Health Savings Account contributions* Paid holidays plus PTO* 401(k) plan & contributions* Professional Development and tuition reimbursement opportunities* A culture that supports work-life balance* An environment where collaboration is key* Volunteer opportunities - on company time* Environmentally conscious business decisions* 8,000+ employees and career opportunities nationwide Qualifications * Proven success as a Category Manager with total cost management experience.* Proactive leader who creates energy, lives integrity, leads change, creates a vision and plans, inspires people to achieve goals, develops people and delivers results.* Ability to teach, coach and mentor all levels of individuals in Procurement and Supplier Management principles.* Ability to address issues and support individuals to identify and remove barriers.* Strong customer service attitude and experience.* Must maintain a high degree of ethical behavior.* Required bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field of study* 7+ years professional experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain, Procurement or related functional area Job: Supply Chain Location: Bayport, MN US Organization: Andersen Corporation

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