Director, Category Management

Haemonetics Corp. Leetsdale , PA 15056

Posted 2 months ago

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The Director Global Category Management is a high impact, highly visible position that will develop and execute global plans utilizing the strategic sourcing process. This position serves a key strategic role at Haemonetics providing strategy support at all levels of the organization. This role will have direct reports of global category managers. This is a leadership role, which requires strong experience leading structured efforts for a wide range of raw material commodities including resin, plastics, packaging, ceramics, chemicals, sterilization, logistics and specialty materials.

This position will have responsibility for establishing policy and procedures for the global procurement of materials & services and is responsible for establishing and maintaining best practice strategic global procurement to maximize the value of Haemonetics' supply base. This role is "process owner" for Haemonetics' global purchasing and supplier performance, initiating and managing projects to reduce overall procurement costs and improving overall supplier performance. Responsible for identifying and mitigating business risk within global supplier base, establishing mutually beneficial business relationships with strategic company-wide suppliers, ensuring global procurement personnel have the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage supplier relationships, and driving cost reductions to meet or exceed corporate objectives. Complete a strategic analysis of Haemonetics' procurement function identifying a long range strategy for global sourcing.

  • Define strategy for supplier contracts; create guidelines for when a contract is required, develop standard contracts that can be applied globally and establish a contract monitoring process.

  • Develop and execute global strategies and contracts to manage the Company's spend in the key direct and indirect areas.

  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the company and stay connected to their individual business needs and strategies.

  • Ensure Global procurement cost saving goals are achieved per AOP.

  • Ensure there is a Strategic process in place for each step of supplier development, from: 'prospecting', quality/ability rating, price/terms negotiation, standard contract, to approval, etc. Document process and standards for all supplier contracts.

  • Implement robust supplier selection processes and when it is appropriate to have single source, single supplier with multiple sources and multi-supplier strategies.

  • Improve national and international procurement strategies, which meet quality requirements and optimize cost savings, delivery and services, and guarantee supply assurance. Identify and mitigate supplier and sourcing risks and challenges effectively to further decrease supply costs. Develop and execute supplier qualification process to assure quality products and services to mitigate supply risk.

  • Lead the corporate procurement council to develop strategic sourcing strategies which will deliver quality materials/services, on time at competitive prices to maximize value for Haemonetics. Facilitate global procurement communication and shared learning. Identify and produce opportunities for savings, and maintain a joint-purchasing platform for suppliers' negotiation involving multiple locations, leveraging combined purchasing power and/or economies of scale.

  • Lead the development and direction of category sourcing plans and programs.

  • Leverage the Oracle ERP system and procurement applications to automate the tactical, enable the strategic, and integrate the supply chain to drive optimal financial results and best practices. This strategy will drive efficiencies and cost reductions across the global enterprise. Develop and implement optimization programs to leverage enterprise systems, Oracle, Agile and potentially new software solutions, to reduce internal costs of supplier management.

  • Network with other companies and professional trade organizations to identify successful Best Practice approaches that can be implemented.

  • Organize and build a procurement function capable of managing a global supply chain network. Develop and execute measures aligned with the development of people skills to enhance the abilities of procurement personnel to successfully implement procurement strategies and category spend management. Identify internal global procurement training gaps, as well as development opportunities, and ensure appropriate training is identified and completed.

  • Oversee procurement metrics (KPI's) in conjunction with all Manufacturing procurement groups, manage and measure supplier performance to meet Haemonetics needs per agreed to terms and metrics. Ensure the development, documentation and implementation of standardized processes that support monitoring supplier performance.

  • Refine the Procurement organization's infrastructure incorporating policies, procedures and processes and ensuring they are maintained and adhered to in accordance with Company quality systems, policies and guidelines.

  • Work with global cross functional teams involving Engineering, Manufacturing and Sales/Marketing, to take a lead role in negotiating key supply contracts.


  • 12+ years' experience in strategically sourcing target categories including negotiations and supplier management skill purchasing experience with exposure in manufacturing and new products development environment.

  • 12 + years' Specific knowledge and experience in sourcing, negotiating, contracting, financial analysis, project management and leading an area in implementing new supplier agreements and programs.

  • Medical device or manufacturing experience highly preferred.

  • Very strong interpersonal, influencing and communications skills. Customer focused, self-motivated and able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate must work well within a team environment and be able to positively influence outcomes with business areas that may be required to deal with change.

  • Strong financial accounting skills desired.

  • Proficient in Sourcing enablement technologies (Spend Analytics and eSourcing) preferred.

  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams required.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to develop financial business cases and gain alignment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications and collaboration software skills

  • Strong analytical skills required

  • Effective communication and writing skills; ability and confidence to interact positively and productively with outside vendors and colleagues at all levels of the company

  • Strong project management skills required with ability to work independently under deadlines, managing and executing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Knowledge of financial accounting, strategic sourcing, and supplier management concepts.

  • Ownership and accountability mindset, with confidence and assertiveness to champion

  • Self-starter with sense of urgency; motivated to achieve both personally and to support and drive team accomplishments


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance or Engineering (Required)
  • Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance or Engineering (Preferred)
  • CPM or CPSM or CPIM or CSCP certification

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Director, Category Management

Haemonetics Corp.