Corporate/ Category Manager MRO
Job Opportunity at Shearer's Foods

Posted on Oct 28

Location: Massillon, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4141155


Procurement organization is seeking a Category Manager that will be responsible all aspects of a category to provide best value and competitive advantage in the marketplace


General Requirements:

  • Develops supply and sourcing strategies with research and planning, including simple to complex requests for information, requests for proposal, and competitive bids
  • Leads sourcing initiatives including timelines and deliverables to drive best value and effectively communicate status, work activities, and issues to leadership
  • Researches cost saving opportunities, presents opportunities to stakeholders, gains acceptance, and drives effective cost savings programs
  • Develops strategic supplier relationships to leverage suppliers that support and drive business strategies (i.e. national agreements/solutions, innovation)
  • Manages supplier compliance to agreements within the scope and authority of the position
  • Monitors function’s and supplier’s performance against goals, analyzes and documents results and initiates appropriate responses to satisfy requirements
  • Manages performance and development of suppliers to meet specified KPI targets and goals including administration of supplier evaluation programs
  • Develops strong cross-functional relationships with departments external to Procurement to achieve goals and improvement opportunities in a Continuous Improvement (CI) culture
  • Applies expertise to recommend cost effective alternatives to meet needs and promote innovative solutions to drive growth
  • Assists with development, implementation and management of effective procurement best practices, policies and procedures



  • BS Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in sourcing indirect materials
  • Ability to work independently
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills
  • Proven working experience as a project administrator
  • Strong analytical and Microsoft Office software skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt well to change
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong proven leadership capability
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