PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of the Category Manager is to oversee all Category Management, Strategic Sourcing as well as operation Supplier Management performance, relationship and opportunity management activities for the specific subcategories of spend in their purview. This includes responsibility for effectively managing and utilizing the Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist, to execute and facilitate the sourcing process with the business unit team. This role oversees 8 procurement and/or business led subcategories that support the operations of over 1,800 stores, 35 Distribution Centers, Corporate Support Centers as well as the Data Centers.
Defines category and demand profile for respective subcategories to understand all relevant goods, services and business units
Assesses the supply market for the subcategory to understand industry trends, market competitiveness, goods, services, alternatives, etc.
Develops subcategory strategy and plans that encompass creative and well thought out insights and solutions based on the demand profile and supply market offerings
Converts the needs of stores, Distribution Centers, Corporate Support Centers and Data Centers into SOWs and RFPs in order to effectively support operations
Executes category strategy plans to realize benefits Refines and refreshes category management strategies and plans based on monitoring progress toward results
Monitors the ongoing performance of strategic and custom suppliers through proactive solicitation from business stakeholders, addressing and resolving performance issues and disputes
Partners with the business units to perform relationship management activities to drive maximum value for the supplier relationships
Develops and maintains positive and objective relationships with suppliers to ensure that they are committed to Lowe's and that contract objectives are achieved in the most efficient and effective manner
Develops subcategory strategies, goals and objectives and the associated project plans to execute subcategory management activities by identifying issues and opportunities, forming hypotheses, utilizing analysis and synthesizing conclusions
Manages the project plans and monitors and reports on progress and results Leads or facilitates a cross functional team through project activities and supports the team with process and category knowledge
Manages $400M-$500M to drive cost savings and efficiencies across the category
Lowe's is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.
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