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Category Manager

Company: CF Industries
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

About CF Industries:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.


Job Summary:

The Category Manager leads the development and execution of strategies for assigned product and commodity categories within Distribution Facilities, the Corporate office site and across CF Industries. The Category Manager promotes the CF procurement and materials control organization by supporting the strategic direction of the company-wide function, all appropriately integrated with relevant business functions. The incumbent will also support ongoing procurement and sourcing functions for Distribution Facilities (DF) and the Corporate office. The incumbent will demonstrate leadership in identifying and implementing best practices in all procurement processes, and build supportive internal and external relationships within the procurement organization, individual stakeholders and plant management and DF leadership level. The CF Procurement Team supports nine manufacturing (9) sites in North America and the UK, the Corporate Office and its distribution facilities.

Job Description:

Successful incumbents will have:
Bachelor's Degree required preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other related disciplines.
MBA is desired but not essential.
Six or more years of experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering or other commercial experience.
Certification in procurement or supply management desirable.
Good understanding and experience with procurement category management.
Strong contract negotiation skills, ability to drive favorable terms and conditions.
Experience with business data analytics and reporting, defining requirements and providing actionable conclusions.
Experience in supplier relationship management and supplier performance management.
Demonstrated adaptive, strategic, resilient and growth leadership mindset.
Experience in developing and/or working with current digital procurement solutions.
Experience in developing and deploying regional and global category strategies.
Experience in a heavy industrial environment, knowledge of chemical manufacturing and major capital projects.
Proven track record of delivering substantial results in a complex organization.
Experience in managing strategic relationships with external suppliers.
Excellent technical knowledge of good procurement practice including negotiation, demand management, supplier qualification, sourcing, bidding and contracting, supplier performance management and risk management.
Knowledge of SAP, ARIBA and other procurement systems.
Experience in heavy industrial environment, knowledge of chemical manufacturing and major capital projects.

Position Scope/Contribution:

The Category Manager promotes strategic and operational guidance in key areas of product and commodity category management, company-wide volume aggregation, process standardization and control, supplier performance management, and the development of cost saving synergies.

DF and corporate expenditures are approximately $150 million relating to the acquisition of material, repairs, operating supplies, services and other areas of spend. CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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Keywords: CF Industries, Arlington Heights , Category Manager, Professions , Deerfield, Illinois

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