Category Project Manager

  • location: Round Lake, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $45 per hour
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Category Project Manager

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Medical Device Manufacturing client has an immediate need in Round Lake IL for a Category Project Manager. This is a contract position expected to last 1 year, could be longer based on performance, possible temp to hire. Apply Now!

location: Round Lake, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 45 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • The role is part of Global Category Management Organization and reports to the Global Director of Indirect Operations.
  • Support Category Management activities globally for Sterilization Services
  • Project management across several functions
  • Collaborate closely with the Management of Manufacturing Operations at senior level to implement strategic and tactical objectives, define priorities and support implementation of category strategies.
  • Develop internal and external benchmarks and metrics to support global strategies.
  • Implement the category strategies and build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Support supplier selection and contract negotiation process for key projects, within Sterilization Services category.
  • Maintain appropriate Supplier Relationship Management programs for strategic and critical suppliers in the concerned categories of spend (Sterilization Services).
  • Provide regular progress updates for the category to Senior Management and to key internal stakeholders.
  • Stimulate and support innovation by leveraging the supplier base, regularly reviewing market developments and mobilizing the appropriate internal network.
  • Bachelor/master's degree in finance, Engineering or Business
  • Min 5 years of category management experience with multinational organizations.
  • Previous experience with Sterilization Services is a benefit.
  • Proven experience in people, stakeholder and project management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Business acumen and ability to develop strategic thinking
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and matrix environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently with virtual teams.
  • Must be able to speak and write fluently in English.
  • Very organized and excellent planning skill
  • Someone who is a systems thinker, process improvement oriented
  • Demonstrated go-getter

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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