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Sr. Category Manager

Company: Hearth & Home Technologies
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Every professional wants to work for an industry leader. Now is your chance as Hearth & Home Technologies is hiring a Sr. Category Manager in Lakeville, MN . A career at Hearth & Home Technologies puts you in the position of working with the most popular brands in the industry and having an impact on a product that people love. The hearth is the center of the home and family life. Hearth & Home Technologies provides careers that fuel your professional growth. You've already reached an impressive level of success in your career, and now is the time to capitalize on your skills in a rewarding career without limits. The team you work with will be highly skilled and trained. The products and company you represent are best-in-class. Th e Sr. Category Manager will develop and execute the sourcing plan, manage the procurement process, and oversee the inbound value chain of assigned materials for HHT manufacturing and distribution locations. This position will have significant influence on Hearth & Home Technologies' global electronics supply chain, which is experiencing significant growth and directly related to strategic growth initiatives. This position will manage the performance and lean management of suppliers. To be successful in the first six to twelve months on the job, this individual will: Support procurement activities to gain realized material cost savings of $400K by December 31, 2021. Work with assigned suppliers to reduce lead times at all manufacturing facilities to achieve lead times of one day or less for at least five suppliers by December 31, 2021. Improve supplier delivery performance for assigned PCBA electronics suppliers to achieve 99.6% on-time delivery. Supporting these objectives, this individual will have to: Identify and implement improvement s in supplier value chain by driving waste/cost out of the system Understand current inventory levels and put progressive plans in place to improve material and information flow with our raw material suppliers. Understand and implement improvements at suppliers to reduce late shipments, reduce minimum order quantity, increase delivery frequency, and reduce lead time. Develop comprehensive understanding of assigned commodities, associated global supply chain options, and drive category strategy decisions across enterprise. Very important in this senior category manager level role is the individual's ability to partner with the current supply base and develop sourcing plans to fulfill quality, delivery, cost, and safety expectations. They will also need to coordinate across corporate functions and divisions to share best practices and adherence to guidelines. This will require achieving an optimal balance between value of money and cost savings, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service is maintained. Qualifications BA or equivalent experience required; MBA preferred Professional Certifications a plus; Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) Ten to fifteen years durable consumer goods purchasing experience. Experience leading cross functional teams without direct reports. Skills and Abilities Good organizational skills, including program/project management and governance Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence and networking skills Self-starter with strong written and verbal communication and relationship building skills Proven ability to act independently to build consensus and drive change with little supervision Ability to develop actionable implementation plans Relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management Strong negotiation skills Demonstrate the value-add of leveraging suppliers, promoting a global perspective, and building support for adoption of strategic plans. Champion change and innovation. Stimulate creativity and innovation in others. Open to new ideas. Support those who initiate change and take risks. Assist in defining category procurement strategy - align with overall strategy and be an enabler. Strong analytic ability. About Working for Hearth & Home Technologies Take ownership of your career with a job that ignites your passions and rewards your hard work. At Hearth & Home Technologies, you will have the opportunity to Burn Brighter working with a supportive team developing industry-leading hearth products. Hearth & Home Technologies is an operating division of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI). We design, manufacture and distribute a wide variety of gas, electric, wood and biomass burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves and accessories. Lakeville, Minnesota is our home, but we have locations throughout the United States. As we continue expanding our operations, we're looking for leaders who are confident in what they do, but open to learning from others. Hardworking professionals who take pride in their company as much as their work. Are you ready to drive meaningful change to our business, to learn through challenging work experiences and to act like an owner? Take the next step in your career by supporting a product people love from the position of being the industry leader. Get started and apply today!

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