Category Manager at CommScope (Dallas, TX)

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Job ID 72281-en_US Location Richardson - Texas

In our 'always on' world, we believe it's essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

CommScope is recruiting a Category Manager to join our growing team! This is a remote role. Candidates will be based in the US.

This role will lead aspects of development and implementation of the global strategy for our the braided and Ethernet copper cable categories ensuring alignment with the Business Unit (BU) strategic requirements.

How You Will Make An Impact:
  • Drive the global sourcing strategy for supplier spend exceeding $140M.
  • Responsible for leading global cross-functional teams in support of the braided and Ethernet copper cable category strategies and initiatives.
  • Provide regular updates to key stakeholders on commodity price and lead-time movements along with recommendations on relevant actions.
  • Thorough understanding of commodity markets to facilitate proactive pricing and supply strategies.
  • Improve the management of the global procurement spend by providing input to the global processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Drive cost reduction objectives with responsibility to deliver on the annual cost reduction plan (PIP's) for materials, parts, and assemblies.
  • Provide support to the Procurement NPI teams on the introduction of new products in terms of supplier selection for key critical materials.
  • Ensure the timely negotiation of all supplier agreements (including the development of framework for productivity and quality plans). Negotiate and manage vendor agreements, encouraging compliance by both supplier and end users. Drive efforts to achieve total cost solutions for the complete supply chain.
  • Conduct frequent business and performance reviews with suppliers to improve performance to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Required Qualifications For Consideration:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 8+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, or related field required.
  • 5+ years of experience in contract negotiations
  • Ability to independently perform V-lookups, pivot tables, charts, create reports, present reports to stakeholders as needed.
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

You Will Excite Us If You Have:
  • MBA
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field

We want to enable our employees to do their best work, using the right technology and in a location that make sense for the business, customers, and everyone involved. Our [email protected] program encourages our employees to have flexibility in their work environment. This program is available to all employees where demands of the job and personal preferred working styles meet in middle, combining in office and at home, remote working.

Perks & Benefits:
Be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life, and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan, and participation in the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan.

Anticipated salary range dependent on experience and qualifications: $113,500.00 - $181,300.00

After You Apply:
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Why CommScope:
CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables groundbreaking discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

If you want to grow your career alongside forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what's nextcome connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at [email protected] You can also learn more about CommScope's accommodation process and EEO policy at

Req ID 72281
More Information on CommScope
CommScope operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Hickory, NC. CommScope was founded in 1976. It has 10427 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 40 open jobs at CommScope, click here.
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