Category Program Manager - Hvac (Remote)

Ferguson Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description:


  • Work with Category Management leadership to develop and execute strategies within HVAC, to define the product strategy, roadmap, and create short term operational plans

  • Ensure alignment and execution of the strategies with Business Development to ensure alignment

  • Conduct research on potential HVAC suppliers, promotions, and other industry trends and manage relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners

  • Launch pricing programs and evaluates exclusive product opportunities

  • Influence the strategic direction to improve vendor relationships, evaluate new products and attend top vendor meetings

  • Review, management and/or negotiation of long-term and/or blanket purchase contracts and vendor programs and participate in acquisition evaluations to support integration into corporate programs

  • Assists in resolving escalated vendor-related problems (specifications, timing, quality, quantity, and delivery)

  • Assess external price trends and new product offerings to reduce purchasing costs by understanding cost drivers and develop buying strategies that maximize margins while balancing working capital

  • Represent the organization to vendors, associates and leadership as needed.

  • Manages complex negotiations and/or multi-channel programs with minimalsupervision/managementinvolvement

  • Exercises advanced analytical skills and manages complex tasks


  • 5+ years of experience in Category/Product Management, preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field is preferred

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification a plus

  • Excellent organizational skills with strict attention to detail, accuracy, and follow up

  • Ability to interact with vendors and associates at all levels

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Comfortable working both independently and in a collaborative team atmosphere

  • Proficient in analyzing multiple data sets and able to recommend appropriate data-driven actions based on the same

  • Embrace and quickly adapt to change

  • Capable of working with cross-functional teams and meeting deadlines in a timely manner

  • Self-motivated, accepts responsibility, and accountable for achieving targets

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to groups

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Access, etc.)

  • Up to 10% travel required

Location: Ferguson's corporate offices are located in Newport News, VA and preference for candidates in this geographical region or surrounding areas. However, the ideal candidate can work remote with occasional travel in for in person collaboration, meetings and training.


  • The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Information

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