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:
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.
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