Global Category I Manager - Winston Salem, NC

3 weeks ago
Pos. Type
Full Time Regular
Pos. Category
Due Date
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1000 E Hanes Mill Road


The Manager Global Category I reports to a Director or Sr. Manager of Purchasing and is expected to participate in and contribute to the development of process and capability of the entire Purchasing function in-region. The right candidate will possess a high degree of judgment and independent decision-making. The candidate will be responsible for limited strategy formulation within specific categories. Internally, this role interacts with a focused set of stakeholders across the organization. Type of interactions include influencing, receiving and assessing input, conflict resolution, consensus-building, providing direction to ad hoc team members and general communication. Externally, interactions with incumbent and potential vendors includes negotiating, collaboration, providing direction and feedback and being the organization’s face to the supplier community.


Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Leadership and management of an assigned spend area of direct or indirect goods & services
  • Practical adoption and use of the Global Category Management cross-functional process to deliver purchasing strategies for each category and sub-category. Global Category Management process includes:
    • Resolution/management of buyer messages & vouchers for in-region supply
    • Loading/manage loading from all business units into Price Plus
    • Release of OLR’s based on prices check of PO’s
    • Ensure management follow-up on supplier issues, PO analysis & shipping issues and report to key stakeholders
    • Resolution/communication of resolution of all in region quality issues to all key stakeholders
    • Communication/management of recovery plan on all in region quality issues
    • Resolution/communication of resolution of all in region delivery issues to all key stakeholders
    • Communication/management of recovery plan on all in region delivery issues
    • Identification of NEW in region supply sources
    • Follow-up on qualification/communication of qualification of NEW in region supply sources
    • Reporting/management of supplier KPI data – capacity, capabilities & scorecard
    • Execution/management of in-region supplier visit / audits and publish results
    • Providing current HbI business requirements to in region suppliers
    • Use of VerticalNet tools with in region supplier(s) to obtain supplier information
    • Manage use of VerticalNet tools with in region GCM team
    • Facilitation/leadership of negotiation of pricing and contracts with in region suppliers
    • Identification of system requirements & upgrades to run the GCM job
    • Identification/execution of GCM team system requirements
    • Identification and execution of training requirements
  • Implementation of those strategies in pursuit of breakthrough delivery of improved value to the business.
  • Development of expertise in the relevant supply markets involved in the assigned spend area.
  • Negotiation and establishment of pricing and terms of sale for goods and services in assigned spend area.
  • Resolution of invoice price issues.
  • On an ongoing basis, evaluate risk, threats and opportunities in the global materials marketplace; Recommend and facilitate changes as needs and opportunities arise.
  • Development and maintenance of excellent commercial relationships within existing and potential supplier community that create a climate of service, innovation and continually improving value delivery.
  • Support in the development of the required regional strategies, skills, support & delivery systems involved in management and execution in assigned spend areas.
  • Awareness and involvement in the entire scope of Purchasing activities in region.
  • Challenge of existing ways of working in pursuit of opportunities for cost reduction, value improvement and application of lean processes.
  • Adoption, adaptation and use of relevant e-procurement tools & systems.
  • Networking with key stakeholders to insure awareness and support of Purchasing strategies.
  • Communication and distribution of specific plans, strategies & actions into the stakeholder community to facilitate purchasing change management
  • Delivery of goods and services against the Purchasing business model of AQSCIR in a measurable fashion.
  • Determination of standard costs for assigned direct/indirect materials for the region.
  • Insure the proper and complete execution of vendor chargebacks.
  • Involvement and leadership in resolution of sustained or high-impact delivery or quality issues with vendors, as requested by Planning & Supply Execution group, the Quality Assurance group or others in the stakeholder community.
  • Analysis, management and projection of purchase price variance to standard cost for assigned direct/indirect materials for the region.
  • Awareness of spend patterns and organizational behaviors within assigned regional spend area.
  • Insure compliance within assigned reporting area with all Global Business Standards, internal policies and legal/regulatory requirements (including Sarbanes/Oxley compliance).


Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • 4 - 6 years of relevant professional experience.
  • BA/BS required
  • ISM certification is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to engage effectively with others; ability to cultivate and sustain high quality professional relationships with suppliers
  • Strong leadership, ownership and change management skills
  • Strong negotiator
  • Understands the process of Production Management
  • Understands Material Planning
  • Organizational agility
  • Low level of ambiguity
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Working knowledge of assigned spend area and related supply markets is desirable
  • Familiarity and experience with use of formal Category Management approach to purchasing is desirable including familiarity with Global Category Management
  • Familiarity and experience with use of e-procurement tools and systems is desirable
  • Familiarity with international cultures, preferably multi-lingual


To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

Telephone: 877.999.5553

Email: HBI_TA@hanes.com


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