Senior Category Specialists

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Senior Category Specialists


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Website STS Technical Services

Senior Category Specialist Jobs

STS Technical Services is hiring Senior Category Specialists in Dodge Center, Minnesota.


This is a Hybrid position, working in the office and from home. The Senior Category Specialist role will be a senior level position within the supply chain category management and new product development functions. This role will engage in advanced data gathering, analytics, and manipulation. This role will frequently use internal and external data to provide category usage, trends and company/customer supply chain impact. The Senior Category Specialist will regularly conduct benchmarking, market intelligence and supply base research to identify and capture value for the business. This role leads one or more spend categories and may function as a working leader.

Essential Duties:

These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Data gathering and information.
  • Subject matter expert on spend category.
  • Frequent use of data analytics tools to conduct spend and category data analytics.
  • Advanced and independent critical thinking to formulate business cost/value opportunities within category/commodity.
  • Knowledge of suppliers and supply markets.
  • Knowledge of supplier relationships management and engagement.
  • Understand supply market trends and how they impact the business.
  • Interprets and understand engineering technical drawings.
  • Responsible for part taxonomy.
  • Understand category and connection of the global marketplace.
  • Manage supplier engagement, preferencing and LTA/contracting strategies.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage supply chain risk.
  • Lead the validation and governance of category/commodity prices including total cost of ownership models.
  • Advanced understanding of sourcing process/procedures; support and lead strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Lead through influence; utilize project management to lead and coordinate programs from concept through launch, and may lead or participate on council.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) or more years of experience in Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to travel 10-20%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Category strategy experience within the manufacturing industry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing.
  • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.

About STS Technical Services:

STS Technical Services is a Top 100 Staffing Firm that’s partnered with some of the largest names in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and industrial industries.

Our professional recruitment teams put talented individuals to work at client locations all over the world, and we have hundreds of exciting career opportunities for you to explore!

If you want to speak to a Recruiting Professional directly, call 1-800-359-4787.

STS Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer.


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