Website Trane Technologies

Category Manager (Metal Fabrication) Job Highlights

Title Category Manager – Metal Fabrication
Type Full Time
Experience 5+ Years
Function Manufacturing/Management
Location Davidson, NC, United States
Company Trane Technologies

Company Profile

Trane Technologies challenges possible by thinking bigger, acting bolder, and taking action. The company’s brands include Trane® and Thermo King® that create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands, and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Category Manager (Metal Fabrication) who will do the following functions-

  • Directly manage the Metal Fabrication Category.
  • Identify and engage with internal stakeholders (engineering, operations, and quality) to capture commodity requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality.
  • Responsible for developing and executing detailed commodity strategy.
  • Conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection.
  • Responsible for delivering commodity productivity through price, value analysis (VA), or continuous improvement projects.
  • Support Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within the commodity.
  • Responsible for commodity continuity of supply including actively monitoring and mitigating supplier risk.
  • Support region/sector NPD Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs and strategy development.

This position will have a heavy technical focus. A background in engineering is beneficial to drive VAVE and facilitate discussions with engineering teams.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or related field from a college or university.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5+ years of procurement sourcing experience, consulting, buyer, or analyst experience

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Accountable for execution of sourcing projects including RFx, continuous improvement, consolidation, etc.
  • Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, quality, and compliance
  • Assess opportunities for commodities including spend segmentation, commodity maturity, cost drivers, and supply market analysis
  • Conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection – accountable for contract lifecycle management and compliance
  • Develop sourcing strategy for commodity detailing projects, sourcing levers, timing, resources, and expected benefits
  • Identify and engage with internal stakeholders (engineering, operations, quality) to capture commodity requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality – partner with regional PPM teams to efficiently transition suppliers as needed
  • Manage the Metal Fabrication Category
  • Responsible for commodity continuity of supply – engage with plants to efficiently resolve escalated issues and formally manage and secure supplier capacity
  • Responsible for defining negotiations strategy including supplier profiles, commercial negotiations targets, defining switching costs, and building Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Responsible for delivering commodity productivity through price, value analysis (VA), or continuous improvement projects – responsible for supporting regional/sector countermeasures
  • Responsible for developing and executing detailed commodity strategy:
  • Responsible for forecasting, reporting, mitigating, and recovery of commodity inflation
  • Support Quarterly Commodity Reviews (QCR) including updated projects, metrics, strategy, and countermeasures
  • Support region/sector NPD Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs, RFQs, and SRM to set and meet program QCD targets
  • Support supplier segmentation, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within the commodity. Scribe for all quarterly reviews and key supplier meetings. Ensure the creation of supplier profiles for all SRM suppliers.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience coordinating, facilitating discussions, consultation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate competence in negotiating skills and assessing vendors.
  • Professional communication; both verbal and written are required.

Key Competencies

  • Global Business Thinking/Strategizing – Demonstrates deep global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets, and technology, builds this knowledge into GSC strategies/playbooks, and develops global talent.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies/anticipates potential problems, supports root cause analysis, evaluates the robustness of corrective action plan, and oversees plan implementation.
  • Project Management – Reviews and approves teams’ project plans, oversees project execution, balances projects between short and long-term focus, and secures alignment with cross-functional partners.
  • Relationship Management – Creates collaborative environment with cross-functional partners, assures regular/appropriate two-way communication flow, builds/maintains relationships with industry peers and suppliers, and reinforces GSC lead on “on IR voice” to the supply base.
  • Supply Chain Acumen – Oversees development and execution of GSC strategies/playbooks for assigned components or services, drives utilization of common GSC tools to achieve optimal IR results that are Quality, Delivery, Price and Service balanced, and corporate/governmental compliant.

Benefits/Perks

  • 401K
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Back-up Care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Health Progress
  • Medical Plan with Health Savings Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Holiday Time Off

Employer’s Statement

Trane Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

To apply for this job please visit ttcareers.referrals.selectminds.com.

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