Global Category Manager, Transportation
At Arconic

Date Posted: 7/16/2017

Job Description

Primary Purpose of the Job

  • Category Management is responsible for the Global Transportation Category and the management of critical supplier relationships in conjunction with the Category Management Lead.
  • The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend within the Global Transportation Category, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances to ensure the highest efficiency and effectiveness of the Category Management team.
  • He/she serves as the point of contact for supplier issues within Global Transportation, including issues related to service, commercial terms and contract disputes.
  • He/she has to execute global best-in-class procurement processes using state-of-the-art procurement IT software support, ensuring the Category Management organization is utilizing the maximum potential within global and local markets (Cost Savings, Innovation, Quality, Logistics).
Major activities / Key challenges
  • Direct responsibility for spend within the Global Transportation Category (worldwide demand/cross Groups and BUs
  • Achieve Procurement targets worldwide for assigned categories (cost, innovation, quality)
  • Develops and executes Procurement strategies to reduce commercial expenses
  • Maintains business relationships with representatives of strategic suppliers for the category
  • Colloborates with Procurement Engineering function using forums such as workshops to achieve category cost savings targets
  • Leads, co-leads, or supports commercial sourcing activity across all Transportation categories as required to meet company objectives (e.g. e-Auction, RfX processes)
  • Leads, co-leads, or supports non-commercial events as required to meet objectives, including, but not limited to Kaizen workshops, Working Capital/Inventory Workshops
  • Executes contract negotiations/Terms and Conditions with suppliers classified in category
  • Accountable for Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging service specifications (demand management)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of experience in an international transportation/purchasing management role.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience operating in an organization working in a global (multi-cultural/multi-country) transportation function.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of Hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering.
  • International working experience, intercultural intelligence
  • MBA in Business Administration/Economics or Engineering
  • Project management expertise (PMP)
  • Proven leadership in complex transportation organizations
  • Strong financial and business acumen

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:


Pittsburgh, PA


Job Type:
Purchasing - Procurement


At least 3 year(s)


Date Posted:

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