Lead Operational Indirects Category Specialist (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Job Competencies:

  • Category Management experience in categories defined above. Work with Global Category Managers to develop and deploy sourcing strategies to drive best value globally. Align and execute with all divisions involved.
  • Experienced in Strategic Sourcing processes which includes internal & external analysis, sourcing strategies and execution, contract execution, contract management and supplier management.
  • Ability to maintain current market information for categories of responsibility to ensure that II-VI 's prices remain competitive within the confines of existing and new contracts.
  • Analyze spend portfolio and determine overall procurement approach for assigned areas based on magnitude of dollars, strategic importance and opportunity for value delivery.
  • Experienced in Supplier Development, Supplier Relationship Management, supplier negotiations, and contract writing.
  • Identify capable suppliers to provide indirect goods and services to factories while optimizing the supply base
  • Demonstrated ability to promote communication across the company to identify and drive toward standardization of common policies and best practices to achieve efficiencies and cost reduction.
  • Work with Global Category Managers to develop implementation plans for key categories to be rolled out within II-VI segments (divisions, plant locations). Drive and monitor contract compliance.
  • Develop, monitor, and report performance metrics to key stakeholders
  • Interact with project/stakeholders on a multi-country/location/division basis to ensure needs and supply strategies are being executed as desired.
  • Encourage and Implement supplier continuous improvement and cost savings.
  • Lead cross functional teams to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Work with suppliers to institute VMI and Consignment programs as appropriate
  • Willingness to travel and join international conference calls potentially at night to accommodate international divisions and suppliers.
  • Responsible for xxxxxxx
  • Lead and manage xxxxxx

Education & Experience

Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering, preferred Master's degree or MBA

Min 6-8 years of Category Management- Indirect categories

Certifications such as C.P.M., CPSM preferred
  • Minimum # yr. experience xxxx.
  • BS/MS xxxxx or equivalent degree.

Skills

Skills and Qualifications:
  • High standard for ethics and professionalism
  • Up to 30% travel is possible both domestic US and international
  • Excellent leadership skills across countries and cultures
  • Skillfully communicate in English in both written and verbal
  • Strong communications skills with internal customers, piers and external suppliers at all levels
  • Strong data analysis skills and project management skills
  • Advanced computer skills that include Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Experience with supplier development: quality system, process, supplier management
  • Proven track record of managing suppliers, negotiating, and inventory planning/reduction
  • Supplier audit and qualification experience
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills requiring little supervision
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership capabilities to xxxx
  • Strong interpersonal, teaming, and problem-solving skills.
  • Work effectively with other members of II-VI xxxxx.

Working Conditions

  • xxxx

Physical Requirements

  • xxxx

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company's values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

I ntegrity - Create an Environment of Trust

C ollaboration - Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

A ccountability - Own the Process and the Outcome

R espect - Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm - Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.II-VI is a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components and is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. II-VI provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!Work closely with Global Category Managers to establish and execute category strategies relative to Operational Indirect Spend Categories US/Europe: Facilities/Construction, Process Materials, and Outside Services. Support other global category managers for US/Europe Chemicals, Industrial Gas and MRO. Category Strategies will focus on obtaining the best cost and quality while maximizing value for II-VI stakeholders. Job Summary:
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II-VI Incorporated operates in the Semiconductor industry. The company is located in Saxonburg, PA. II-VI Incorporated was founded in 1971. It has 4510 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits. To see all 3 open jobs at II-VI Incorporated, click here.
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