• Global Category Manager II

    Job Locations US-NC-Winston-Salem
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 10:15 AM)
    Pos. Type
    Full Time Regular
    Pos. Category
    Global Operations
    Due Date
    Consider Visa sponsorship?
    Location : Street
    1000 E Hanes Mill Road
    Location : Zip
  • Overview

    • Category Team-Lead to cross-functional groups for alignment
    • Owns Category Strategies and leads global negotiations
    • Leads in-region VAMs on sourcing engagements
    • The position is charged with continually understanding the internal stakeholders’ business needs with respect to assigned categories and regional responsibilities
    • Achieve year-on-year improvement in total cost, quality, and service by facilitating strategic sourcing activities for a portfolio of several commodities within HBI
    • One should be a leader/facilitator of HBI-wide Sourcing Teams, co-accountable with HBI Cross-Functional Teams for execution and implementation of the sourcing strategy
    • The GCM will work closely with HBI category teams and other functions within the business unit (e.g., Engineering/Dev, Technical Services, and Manufacturing)
    • The position is charged with understanding the capabilities, dynamics and competitive factors in the associated supply markets


    • 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).
    • Reports to a Director or Sr Mgr of Purchasing
    • The role is will be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of process and capability of the entire Purchasing function in region.
    • High degree of judgment and independent decision-making; moderate strategy formulation within specific categories.
    • Management responsibility includes organizing, delegating, measuring, monitoring, guiding, coaching and evaluation.
    • Internally, interacts with functional management and a focused-set of stakeholders across the organization. Type of interactions are – Influencing, receiving and assessing input, conflict resolution, consensus-building, providing direction to direct reports and adhoc team members and general communication
    • Externally, interactions with incumbent and potential vendors. Type of interactions are – negotiating, collaboration, providing direction and feedback and being the organization’s face to the supplier community


    Minimum Education and Experience Required: 


    • 5 - 7 years of relevant management experience.
    • BA/BS required
    • ISM certification is desirable
    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and engage up to director level in the organization; ability to cultivate and sustain high quality professional relationships
    • Ability to create leverage where there is none
    • Subject matter expert
    • Strong leader/no direct reporting/individual leader
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong influencer to manage up/lead cross functional teams
    • Strong negotiator/internal and external
    • High 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


    Equal Opportunity Employer/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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