Sr Global Category Manager

| Wauwatosa, WI, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 78,600-121,900 Annually
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Title: Sr Global Category Manager

Job Function: Materials and Procurement

Location: Remote

Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It's our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?

We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.

This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work. Remote employees are expected to have a dedicated, quiet and distraction-free work space and an internet connection that's sufficient for completing their job remotely.

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction for a Supply Management category team or teams. It will be directly responsible for the work unit's performance including providing daily work direction, category strategy leadership, employee and supplier performance evaluations, resource allocation, business planning and control, and the development and realization of company-wide initiatives within the jurisdiction of the work unit(s) represented.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support development of and deploy strategic initiatives to facilitate cross-business synergies across a rationalized set of global and regional preferred supplier partners.
  • Champion and manage key strategic supplier contracts, commercial performance, and relationships.
  • Review, approve, monitor, and report compliance to category agreements and strategies based upon Harley-Davidson Supply Management (SM) policies
  • Present new planning tools, methods, technical analysis, standards and procurement opportunities with senior management that are aligned with SM/Harley-Davidson strategic plans and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Plan, prepare and execute annual value proposition for the owned spend, and support execution with the business cross functional teams.
  • Champion Supplier Business Reviews with assigned suppliers
  • Identify potential financial / operational threats to the business and develop / deploy proactive supplier risk mitigation strategies to ensure supply continuity.
  • Manages employees and has accountability for the performance and results of a team within Supply Management. Provides guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers and addresses resource and operational challenges to support departmental plans and priorities.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent Required

Education Specifications

Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Broad expertise in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Supplier Quality, S&OP, Negotiation, and Product Development. Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a Supply Management department and department staff members in successful support of business goals and plans.
  • Proven track record of being a strong problem solver, an effective communicator, handle multiple tasks, and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Deep expertise in leading groups to reach consensus on realistic, specific goals and objectives and ability to lead the group to prioritize those objectives.
  • Travel required up to 15%.

Preferred -

  • 5+ years' professional negotiating experience in a global business environment
  • 5+ years' professional experience improving supplier performance across multiple manufacturing facilities
  • APQP experience
  • Demonstrated CI experience
  • Powertrain commodity with specific experience in valve train, cylinder, cooling, or lube
  • Motorcycle riding experience and knowledge in Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories.

Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.

The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here .

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Direct Reports: No

Travel Required: 10 - 25%

Pay Range: $78,600 - $121,900

Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance


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More Information on Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Mountain View, CA, Kansas City, MO, Milwaukee, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Wauwatosa, WI, Tomahawk, WI, Valley View, OH and York, PA. Harley-Davidson Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 8412 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 16 open jobs at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, click here.
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