Category Lead, Professional Svcs - Indirect Procurement (NA)

Dematic Corp.

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Dematic is looking for an Indirect Procurement Category Lead to join our winning team. This Category Lead is responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive category strategies for Corporate functions that includes, Marketing Services, Human Resource Services & Benefits, Legal Services, Temporary Labor, and Travel that enables profitable and scalable business growth. The Category Lead must demonstrate full knowledge of the supplier market (characteristics, dynamics, etc.) and the extended supply chain to cultivate maximum value for Dematic.

It is expected that the Category Lead will take the initiative to understand the overt and latent needs of internal customers. The Category Lead will collaborate with other sub-functions within Procurement but also with cross-functional team members in Legal, Marketing, Human Resources, and others including the global category management. These collaborative efforts include being the conduit to the supplier to ensure the needs of the business are met via comprehensive statements of work and proper contract.

The Category lead must manage all aspects of the supplier relationship including but not limited: supplier vetting, onboarding, continuous improvement, and off-boarding. The Category Lead will participate in the KION Global Indirect Procurement team, and participate in collaborative global procurement sourcing projects, and relevant Procurement Councils. We are seeking a change agent to support the speed of execution in all aspects of the role. The successful candidate will be someone who is eager to accept additional responsibilities and is seeking career advancement opportunities within our growing organization.

This position is eligible to be fully remote.

What we offer:

  • Career Development

  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits

  • Pay Transparency

  • Global Opportunities

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Dematic provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Tasks and Qualifications:

What You Will do in This Role:

Primary key performance indicators (KPIs): supplier operational performance (on-quality, on-time delivery), development of specific category/supplier KPI’s, and the creation of preferred supplier list and scorecards. The Category lead is responsible to ensure best practices in risk mitigation and contract adherence are followed in a compliant manner.

Other Key Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop business partner relationships at all levels within the organization in serving functions

  • Ensure total best value in sourcing

  • Ensure compliance with KION (parent company) Procurement policy

  • Able to collaborate with the Global Indirect Procurement team participate in Global Sourcing Develop robust cost savings funnel and project manage initiatives until successful implementation

  • Actively pursue internal “voice-of-customer” and ensure perspectives are addressed in category approaches

  • Ensure competitive supplier panel (including sole/single source mitigation) is developed to support high business growth rates

  • Monitor supplier financial risk and take business-protecting proactive actions

  • Conduct supplier business reviews with forward-leaning agendas: technology, collaboration and overall competitiveness

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, engineering or related discipline

  • 5+ years of relevant Procurement experience with emphasis on category management

  • Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM) (preferred)

  • Procurement experience with sourcing Indirect categories (HR, Legal, Travel and Marketing)

  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strong data analysis skills

  • Operates with minimal business direction

  • Driving business results through business case development, influence and leadership

  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP

  • Embodies KION Group Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Courage, and Excellence.

  • Travel as required by job, estimated to up to 25%

  • Operate with a sense of business urgency