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Category Manager in Bismarck, ND at Doosan Bobcat

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

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Job Description

Build Your Future with Bobcat and Doosan! We want people with...BIG goals, BOLD dreams and an INNOVATIVE spirit!

Job Information

This position entails the management of sourcing specialists supporting a specific business area or category of commodities. The Category Manager will report to a Regional Category Manager and be responsible for ensuring the team partners with sources that provide the quality, price, delivery, and availability required to meet Doosan's requirements.

Role & Responsibility

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Manage supplier relationships and facilitate development of strategies for improvement and partnering with the right suppliers 
  • Involved in helping the sourcing specialists keep abreast of market conditions and changes within the supplier's organization that may affect the relationship.

New Product Development Support

  • Coordinate with team to ensure that appropriate product launch plans are in place during the New Product Development phases.

People Management

  • Managing sourcing specialists- this includes managing the day-to-day roles in addition to helping the sourcing specialist define long-term strategies for their categories.
  • Work closely with the Regional Category Manager for alignment and development of the individual and the team.
  • Responsible for facilitating cross-functional strategic goal-setting and alignment with the internal stakeholders

Cost, Quality & Delivery Improvement

  •  Knowledge with regards to commodities they are responsible for and maintain a good working knowledge of Doosan products.
  • Work with all the facets ofthe organization to define KPIs and facilitate achievement of goals setting and achieve annual productivity goals.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Business or related degree required.
  •  Must be able to communicate with everyone within an organization from persons on the shop floor to CEOs of major corporations.
  • Must practice good judgement which allows the individual to commit to the most appropriate action after considering alternate courses of action.
  • Must have leadership skills which will allow the Category Manager to persuade others to also accept this action and help implement the action plan.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow written instructions.
  • 7-10 years’ experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain, or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams.
  • 25 - 50% travel

The world-renowned brands that make up Doosan Bobcat produce industry-leading compact and heavy construction equipment, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems, generators and articulated dump trucks. Doosan Bobcat is a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide. With people at the core of who we are, we believe the growth of our people will lead to the continued growth and success of our world-class company. Our team of dedicated employees is the backbone that allows us to provide construction equipment solutions that help our customers build the world of tomorrow. Wherever you find us, you’ll hear the sounds of progress, see the results of our people and feel the rhythm of transformation in everything we do.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-476-4263.


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