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Category Manager (Allied Materials)

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Hilliard, OH 43026
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We are looking for Category Manager (Allied Materials) to join our team!


The Category Manager Allied Materials is responsible for developing and deploying a Sourcing Strategy for the assigned Categories while ensuring Operational Procurement Excellence and Continuity of Supply. This position relies on strong leadership and drive towards results, a high degree of internal and external cross-functional collaboration and relationship management, good organizational and communication skills, and the ability to lead the execution of strategic sourcing processes that enable the achievement of business objectives. Must be customer service oriented and a solid team player.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead strategic Procurement initiatives such as industry and market analysis & benchmarking, risk mitigation plans, supplier performance improvement plans, etc o Lead commercial agreements negotiations with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply, improve lead times, control pricing, and mitigate risk
  • Drive the key strategic Procurement initiatives for the category o Develop new and alternate sources of supply
  • Analyze markets and create accurate cost forecasts o Ensure organizational alignment with sourcing strategies
  • Address quality issues, identify root causes and corrective actions in collaboration with ADS Recycling plants and suppliers
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery for Allied Products
  • Develop and manage Recycled Strategic SuppliersDevelop KPIs and manage Strategic Suppliers Performance
  • Develop and manage the Category Map for the Allied Spend
  • Design Supply Chain based on a TCO model

Job Skills
This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Demonstrated capability of developing sourcing strategies o Track record of delivering significant bottom line impact through deployment of sourcing strategies
  • Proven ability in successfully executing strategic sourcing processes o Experience in developing and maintaining supply agreements and contracts
  • Demonstrated strong change management and organizational transformation skills. o Excellent Negotiation Skills at All Organizational Levels
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, MS word, Oracle ERP knowledge, Power BI, email). o Ability to multitask and maintain the efficiency associated with the workload

Educational Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree preferably in Business, Supply Chain Management, related Operations discipline, or Engineering.
  • An MBA or advanced degree is preferred

Preferred Experience:

  • Resin/Chemical Based Product Procurement Experience
  • Global Scale ERP Platform Experience to include Master Data, MRP, Standard Work Development o Purchasing/Supply Chain Management Accreditation
  • Procurement of Blow/Injection Molded Components
  • Utilization of Multiple Transportation Modes

Physical Requirements:

  • Travel up to 20%

Why ADS?

Although our products are typically underground and go unnoticed by most people, we come to work every day to provide society cleaner, more sustainable, longer lasting water management products that allow people to continue to live their lives comfortably and healthy.

ADS products prevent fields from eroding and homes from flooding. They keep crops growing, roads and airports in use and prevent contamination of local waterways. The work we do is highly valuable to society and vitally important to our environment, our planet, our health and our quality of life. Learn more here.

With a history of breaking new ground and advancing our industry, Advanced Drainage Systems seeks talented people looking to make an impact on a growing, dynamic company. Since our founding, we've built ADS into an industry leader thanks to the work of associates who recognize the vital importance of water management.

Living a healthy, well-balanced life with the ability to achieve success - professionally, financially and emotionally -- is what ADS team members want for themselves, and what ADS wants for its team members.

Thank you for your interest in our company and this opportunity!


Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-06

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