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Senior Category Manager- Supply Chain

Arvada, CO 80007

Posted: 11/07/2023 Career Field: Manufacturing Job Number: 12339 Pay Rate: $125000 / year

Job Description

Position: Sr. Category Manager - Supply Chain

Pay Range: $110,000k - $125,000 (DOE) 

This company is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado is seeking a Senior Category Manager is responsible for the strategic sourcing and optimization of the supply chain of highly engineered components (low volume, high mix) with an annual spend of $30-40M. This category manager is responsible for strengthening key relationships with our supplier partners for the spend they manage. The candidate must have the ability to structure and present a compelling business proposition during negotiations to key suppliers. The category manager will keep apprised of the supply chain environment and modify key strategies appropriately to improve cost, delivery, service and quality through strategic sourcing programs such as risk mitigation programs, and supplier performance management.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Owns, forms & supports positive relationships with key suppliers, and internal stakeholders.
  • Drives bottom line results, improving service, risk, quality across managed spend categories.
  • Collects and refines data with the global team to drive thoughtful request for proposals and requests for quotations. Leads negotiation efforts and delivers compelling counteroffers to key supply relationships.
  • Identifies, develops, and leads the efforts to qualify high performing suppliers across the portfolio.
  • Develops long term thoughtful category strategies for global spend.
  • Develops long term optimization programs, includes plans that improve cost, risk mitigation, service and quality.
  • Develops supplier performance management and risk mitigation programs and related metrics across companies spend portfolio.
  • Constructs & modifies contract language to reduce risk exposure of the business.
  • Leads, presents key improvements, developments across strategic sourcing portfolio in business reviews to leadership.
  • Understands ongoing trends across the globe and adjusts strategy through integrating needed agility into supply chain plans.
  • Forecasts inflation for responsible spend categories appropriately based on market intelligence.
  • Suggests improvement, refinement to end-to-end supply chain processes.

Skills & Abilities:
  • In depth understanding of strategic sourcing programs & practices
  • Strong negotiations skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong relational skills, ability to structure a compelling business proposition
  • Agile, adaptable to the rapidly changing supply chain environment
  • Ability to multi-task and handle the pressure of the supply chain environment
  • Approximately 30-40% travel (global and domestic)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Lean or Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Fluent in English


  • Minimum of 7 years strategic sourcing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • ISM/CPSM certification preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred
  • Lean or Six Sigma experience preferred

Please submit your application and resume for consideration. 

Additional Information

About ROLINC Staffing:  Connecting great job seekers with great companies along the Colorado Front Range and beyond! ROLINC Staffing provides targeted talent solutions for manufacturing, distribution and construction companies as well as government facilities, and helps career-seekers find jobs within those industries.  ROLINC also offers solutions for HR, safety, cost containment and other employment solutions and best practices.   Founded in 1991 in Englewood, CO, ROLINC was a firm ahead of its time trying to connect businesses with qualified candidates through an exclusive online network: Resumes On-Line, Inc. (ROLINC). In 1993, we transitioned away from the online database model. Instead, we focused on becoming a niche staffing firm, moving into the skilled trades, construction trades and industrial services.   Reach out to ROLINC today if you are pursuing a position that uses your targeted skills. We strive to hit the mark!

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