Category Manager - Global Transportation & Travel - Memphis TN

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title:

Category Manager

  • Global Transportation

  • Memphis TN

Job Description:

The Category Manager: Global Transportation & Travel drives competitive advantage and value creation for Wright Medical. They will own planning, implementation, and execution of category strategy for Global Parcel, which totals more than $29M in spend, as well as the execution of category strategies for Global Travel, which totals more than $15M in spend. The Category Manager: Global Transportation & Travel will be responsible for developing effective business partner relationships with the Transportation Team, Carriers, Travel Agencies, Travel Managers, Travelers, and Executive Leadership at all levels. Responsible for leading, developing, planning, implementing, analyzing, and executing Global Category sourcing and purchasing initiatives. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop to a level that will exceed your expectations and help you reach the goals you set for yourself, your colleagues, your career, and our patient and physician customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage and execute sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional Parcel and Travel knowledge, in support of the business short-term and long-term plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)

  • Successfully partner across functions and levels with the Transportation Team, Carriers, Agencies and Colleagues to drive results and influence change

  • Develop deep category knowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices

  • Engages and establishes business partnerships with leadership to drive sourcing strategy

  • Leads and participates in meetings as needed with business partners to ensure goal attainment

  • Builds effective strategic relationships with external vendors to drive and execute category strategy

  • Manage and execute sourcing strategies based on business requirements


Business Acumen:

  • Category expertise in Parcel Freight shipping and logistics and working knowledge of Business Travel terminology and metrics

Strategic Orientation:

  • Experience leveraging business acumen, market intelligence, and insight to influence and drive strategic impact in complex categories. Proven ability to assess and adapt to dynamic business environment

Sourcing Capability:

  • Manage, plan, and execute complex, global categories to drive short and long-term results through category strategies, leveraging in-depth market knowledge, collaboration and influencing at all levels of a global organization

Personal Leadership:

  • Demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team

Drive for Results:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate in an ambiguous environment to achieve high levels of performance and deliver sustainable results to the team

Change Leadership:

  • Experience leading without authority to influence others and drive decision-making
Education and Experience

  • Minimum Requirement: Bachelor's degree in business (will consider other majors if Experience requirement is met); Advanced degree preferred (MBA highly preferred)
  • 6 + years professional experience in international logistics, parcel pricing, travel management, management consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain
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Category Manager - Global Transportation & Travel - Memphis TN

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