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Category Leader- Electronics
Knoxville, TN

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Direct Hire

$110,000 - $125,000 / yr

Seeking an energetic, driven, results-oriented individual for this highly visible and newly created role of Category Leader – Direct Materials Electrical and electronic commodities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and executes on sourcing strategies through a deep understanding of market dynamics, cost drivers and vendor landscapes
  • Negotiates price and other cost reductions to achieve cost savings
  • Managing Senior Level Supplier Relationships & Business plans
  • Lead Cross-Functional collaboration to qualify alternative/source new suppliers
  • Develop procurement strategies
  • Manages complex global supply chains, cost models, inventory management strategies and quotation analysis
  • Managing product changes and obsolescence of designs by working closely with engineering to find alternative suppliers.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering or other STEM degree. Masters preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience with 5 years exposure to supply chain/procurement, managing strategic material purchases.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience with developing category strategies and selling ideas
  • Technically savvy, with experience working with design engineering on making changes to products, managing obsolescence of products and finding alternatives.
  • Strong analytic skills, utilizing Excel/databases

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