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Category Lead

Company: Artech LLC
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Category Lead
Duration: 12 months
Location: Columbus, OH 43215
Job ID: 1920

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or equivalent work-related experience

  • Proven track record to deliver results and achieve goals
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with others
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Ability to build support and consensus
  • Proven financial acumen and analytical abilities


  • Certified Procurement Manager (CPM)
  • Three years of leadership experience
  • Experience managing large supplier agreements
  • Experience working in a Shared Services organization
  • Supply Chain experience in the utility industry
  • Knowledgeable in category management and strategic sourcing practices


  • Establishing, leading/facilitating, and supporting cross functional category management teams to develop and maintain category plans and ongoing category performance
  • Developing deep knowledge and experience within assigned spend management responsibilities
  • Developing spend/performance and external market analyses to monitor category performance and identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Developing spend and savings/performance improvement forecasts to monitor progress and ensure goals are achieved
  • Developing plans to capture identified opportunities
  • Defining category requirements through collaborative efforts with respective stakeholder groups
  • Collaborating with stakeholder groups to develop consensus on the appropriate category plans and priorities
  • Leading performance improvement initiatives defined by the category plan including strategic sourcing and other performance improvement initiatives
  • Establishing, leading/facilitating and supporting cross functional strategic sourcing/performance improvement teams as needed/prescribed by category plans to achieve savings and performance targets (e.g. reduce cost, improve quality and result in a lower total cost of ownership, meeting supplier diversity goals)
  • Leading negotiations with suppliers as needed
  • Maintaining critical supplier agreements including renewals, negotiation of terms, issue identification, tracking and resolution
  • Supplier Management responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining supplier criticality ratings and managing resulting critical supplier relationships
  • Managing supplier relationships including conducting Quarterly Business Reviews with critical suppliers and NiSource Executive Sponsors

  • Stakeholder Management responsibilities include:

  • Developing successful partnerships with key stakeholders / business partners to achieve desired results
  • Developing and managing cross-functional category management and strategic sourcing teams as needed
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to drive needed decisions to achieve desired results

    Comments/Special Instructions
    This role will focus on Indirect purchases i.e. real estate, uniforms, etc.

Keywords: Artech LLC, Columbus , Category Lead, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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