Senior Category Manager - Batavia, OH

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the $27 billion plastic technology and processing industry. We are the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. We maintain strong market positions across these products, as well as leading positions in process control systems, mold bases and components, maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") supplies for plastic processing equipment and fluid technology. Our strategy is to deliver highly customized equipment, components and service to our customers throughout the lifecycle of their plastic processing technology systems. Milacron is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Job Summary:
This role will manage North America assigned commodity categories to establish and implement short and long term strategies for continued cost reduction and value improvement. The person will be responsible for negotiating all major contracts and agreements within the category and delivering best value to Milacron.
Key Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks:
Cost mgmt. strategies involving negotiating the lowest total cost of ownership for categories
Seeks opportunities to leverage spend and volume and reduce future price increase risk
Identifies and develops strategic preferred suppliers through improving value, quality, delivery performance, and technology solutions
Acts as a project manager of both ad hoc and ongoing functional initiatives
Owns and develops sourcing processes using an organized and structured approach
Reviews reporting data and develops conclusions and strategies for management
Exercises leadership and influence across multiple groups in a matrix organization
Assistance in developing the North American and Global sourcing teams
Various aspects of system maintenance and special projects around sourcing process development
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with a sense of urgency.
Ability to be detail-oriented with excellent prioritization and organization skills.
Ability to establish cross functional relationships and partnerships through your product and process knowledge.
Microsoft Office skills (Power Point and Excel is critical)
Professional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
Expertise in sourcing and supplier management of hydraulic and pneumatic products
Knowledge and experience with sourcing and negotiating contracts with multi-year commodity and supplier strategies.
Core skills must include contract negotiations, spend analysis and leadership through influence.
Knowledge or certification in Lean or 6-Sigma concepts or equivalent
Ability to work with financial work sheets concerning cost savings justification and COGS
Preferred Qualifications:
Engineering experience preferred
CPIM or C.P.M /ISM certification preferred
MBA in in Engineering, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain, or equivalent preferred.
Experience in OEM machine manufacturing while not essential is a plus.
Knowledge of E1 and or SAP is preferred.
Work Environment:
Office / Warehouse environment. Employee may be occasionally exposed to moving equipment, mechanical parts in motion, risk of shock and other hazards associated with a manufacturing environment such as overhead cranes, welding, machining, painting etc. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about facilities.
Compensation and Benefits:
Milacron provides a flexible benefit program that is carefully designed to support your health, your financial security and your work-life balance. The variety of benefits and amenities available, in addition to pay, provides you a total package.
You will receive a competitive total compensation package that offers you a choice of health benefits, dental and prescription drug coverage, vision plan, life insurance, Paid Time Off, a 401(k) plan and the opportunity to contribute to a Flexible Spending Account.

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