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Trane Technologies Category Manager in United States

  • At Trane Technologies TM and through our businesses including Trane ® and Thermo King ® , we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go. Job Summary: Trane Technologies is hiring a Category Manager directly managing the Metal Fabrication category. This is a critical role on our Procurement team, with a large, complex scope of responsibilities within the assigned category. We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to own the space, strategy, supply base, and performance, and stay current on market trends and conditions in this category. This position is eligible for a Hybrid work schedule, and will be based out of our Monterrey, MX location. Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Metal Fabrication category

  • Identify, engage and align with internal stakeholders to capture category requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality;

  • Partner with business unit Procurement teams to efficiently transition suppliers as needed; Support region/sector New Product Development (NPD) Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs.

  • Responsible for developing and executing detailed category strategy, expanding the Preferred Supplier Program and segmentation based on the business needs and effective procurement principles.

  • Assess opportunity for commodity including spend segmentation, commodity maturity, cost drivers, and supply market analysis

  • Negotiations: Manage contract lifecycle and compliance, ensure supply continuity and deliver best total value through RFx activities in order to execute supplier selection and negotiation.

  • Risk Management: Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, quality and compliance.

  • Cost Management: Responsible for delivering category productivity through price, value analysis (VA) or continuous improvement projects.

  • Supplier Management: Oversee Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and regular supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within category to meet program Quality/Cost/Delivery targets.

  • Scribe for all quarterly reviews and key supplier meetings, while ensuring creation of supplier profiles for all SRM suppliers

  • Develop sourcing strategy for commodity detailing projects, sourcing levers, timing, resources, and expected benefits

  • Responsible for commodity continuity of supply - engage with plants to efficiently resolve escalated issues and formally manage and secure supplier capacity. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of procurement / sourcing experience with large-scale, complex, and/or regional/global categories of spend.

  • Demonstrated success in assessing, negotiating and managing vendors.

  • Collaborative, facilitation, consultation and conflict resolution skills; you will be a trusted business partner and engage both internal and external stakeholders/customers, and we are seeking the ability to collaborate and influence within a highly matrixed environment.

  • Professional communication; both verbal and written are required.

  • Ability to travel as needed. We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.