Regional Category Manager - Monomers

Axalta Coating Systems - Glen Mills, PA3.8

Overview If you want to work with forward thinking people in a fast moving, innovative environment, Axalta offers you the best market-leading career opportunities. We are a unique company. While our name is new, we are backed by a 150-year legacy of providing some of the most advanced coating technologies to customers all over the world. We rank number one or two in all of the major business segments we serve. Our longstanding commitment to progressive research is setting new standards and pointing the way to beautiful and sustainable coating solutions for tomorrow.

Responsibilities Description of the Regional Category Manager:

The Regional Category Manager (CM) role creates and executes the regional category strategy to put in place the appropriate vendor base and contracts for a category portfolio to support Axalta business functions. The CM is responsible for implementing sourcing methodologies and strategies in the category spend to get the best mix of quality, price, service and price. The position must also interact with business functions to create the purchased framework and effectively manage the purchases and accurately reflect the forecasts and savings.

Responsibilities of the Regional Category Manager:
  • Define strategies and approaches to achieve goals and improve procurement of assigned categories and commodities
  • Proven understanding of diverse procurement categories and strategic sourcing methodology
  • Lead efforts to qualify alternate and second source suppliers
  • Oversee all transactional work associated with the purchases
  • Work with cross functional stakeholders to identify strategic sourcing opportunities
  • Modify and maintain contracts with associated categories
  • Input cost savings and avoidances into database

Qualifications Qualifications of the Regional Category Manager:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, operations, business, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a benefit.
  • 3-5 years strategic sourcing experience. Experience in the automotive, consumer electronics, or electrical equipment manufacturing industry is a benefit
  • Prior experience in purchasing packaging, raw materials, chemicals, or automotive and electronic components would be an asset
  • Experience managing supplier and customer relationships and the competitive bidding process
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proven record of achieving cost savings
  • Strong systems skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and an Enterprise Resource Planning System such as SAP / Ariba
  • Strong problem-solving capability
  • Superior communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-functional team
  • Service-oriented mindset, with a desire to ensure client satisfaction
  • Desire and aptitude to develop and advance in the professional Sourcing function
  • Bi-Lingual: Spanish would be ideal, but not Mandatory