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Direct Sourcing Category Manager

Burnsville, MN 55337

Posted: 07/01/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Business Professional Job Number: 26858

Job Description

Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? Don’t miss out on this role! Dahl Consulting is currently partnering with a leading company in Burnsville, MN. We work one-on-one with great candidates to help connect them with employment opportunities. We are hiring a Direct Sourcing Category Manager for a permanent role. Interested? Get more details below!
  • Worksite Location: Burnsville, MN
What you’ll do as the Direct Sourcing Category Manager:
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key categories used to manufacture our products, ensuring alignment with business objectives, cost reduction targets, and quality requirements
  • Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers, and manage supplier relationships to establish strategic partnerships
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing agreements to optimize cost, quality, and delivery while monitoring the execution of tactical buyers to ensure they are aligned with sourcing strategy and contracts
  • Streamline processes, reduce lead times, and improve overall supply chain efficiency
  • Implement cost reduction initiatives, negotiate favorable terms, and drive continuous improvement in supplier performance
  • Drive supplier improvement initiatives and resolve quality issues promptly
  • Develop contingency plans and alternative sourcing strategies to ensure continuity of supply
  • Develop and manage supplier contracts, ensuring compliance with legal and company requirements
What you need to become the Direct Sourcing Category Manager:
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, engineering, or a related field, OR 15+ years of equivalent experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, or supply chain management
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sourcing and procuring materials for industrial commodities with strong negotiation skills with a track record of achieving cost savings and favorable supplier agreements
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Proficiency in using procurement software, ERP systems, and Microsoft Office suite
Take the first step on your new career path! To submit yourself for consideration for this role, simply click the apply button and complete our mobile-friendly online application. Once we’ve reviewed your application details, a recruiter will reach out to you with the next steps! For questions or more information about this role, please call our office at (651) 772-9225.

As an equal-opportunity employer, Dahl Consulting welcomes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. If this position sounds like the right opportunity for you, we encourage you to take the next step and connect with us. We look forward to meeting you!
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