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Primary Purpose of the JobCategory Management is responsible for assigned Global Category within the Procurement Organization. Category Manager manages critical supplier relationships in conjunction with Category Management Director. The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend within the Global Category, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the Category Management team.He/she serves as the point of contact for supplier issues within the assigned categories and issues related to service, commercial terms and contract disputes. He/she has to execute global best-in-class procurement processes using state-of-the-art procurement IT software support to ensure that the Category Management organization is utilizing the maximum potential of the global and local markets (Cost Savings, Innovation, Quality, Logistics). Mayor activities/Key challenges Responsible for assigned Category Management functions of the Category GroupDirect responsible for Arconic spend within the respective Category (worldwide demand/cross Groups and BUs)Strives to achieve Procurement targets worldwide with regards to his/her Procurement CategoriesDevelops and executes Procurement strategies, including Low Cost Country Sourcing strategiesMaintains business relationship to representatives of strategic suppliers for categoryIncludes Procurement Engineering functions in workshops to achieve cost savings target in categoriesLeads, co-leads, or supports commercial sourcing activity across all categories as required to meet company objectives (e.g. e-Auction, RfX processes)Leads, co-leads, or supports non-commercial events as required to meet objectives, including, but not limited to Kaizen workshops, Working Capital/Inventory WorkshopsExecuting contract negotiations/Terms and Conditions with suppliers classified in categoryEssential Knowledge & Skills/Education Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing management, including 2 years international or global roleCollege degree Business Administration/Economics or similarBachelors Degree MBA preferredDecision-makingCommunication and negotiation skillsBusiness acumenCustomer-oriented​#LI-KD1   Basic QualificationsBachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Business or Engineering from an accredited institutionMinimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing management, including 2 years international or global experienceEmployees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.Preferred QualificationsMBA is preferredDecision-making, communication and negotiation skillsStrong Business acumen and customer-orientedCB2

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