• Manager Global Category II

    Job Locations US-NC-Winston-Salem
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/29/2018 7:56 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

    The position owns creation of Category Strategies and leads global negotiations. The Global Category Manager (“GCM”) will discover and understand the internal stakeholders’ business needs with respect to assigned categories and regional responsibilities. The GCM will understand the capabilities, dynamics and competitive factors in the associated supply markets.  Provide thought leadership to international teams on sourcing engagements. Achieve year-on-year improvement in total cost, quality, and service by facilitating strategic sourcing activities for a portfolio of several commodities within Hanesbrands (“HBI”). One should be a leader/facilitator of HBI Cross-Functional Teams for execution and implementation of the defined 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). 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:
      • Ensure management follow-up on supplier issues, PO analysis & shipping issues and report to key stakeholders
      • Resolution/communication of resolution and recovery plan of all in-region quality issues to all key stakeholders
      • Resolution/communication of resolution and recover plan of all in-region delivery issues to all key stakeholders
      • 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
      • Provide current HbI business requirements to in region suppliers
      • Facilitation/leadership of negotiation of pricing and contracts with in-region suppliers
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Awareness of spend patterns and organizational behaviors within assigned regional spend area.
    • Ensure 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: 


    • 3 - 5 years of 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
    • 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 AT Kearney 7-step sourcing process
    • 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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