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Category Manager Indirect

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Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

Develop responsible category strategies and tactics to support Global Indirect Sourcing goals and objectives through interactions with the supplier, Sales and Marketing, Global Operations, Information Technology, Legal, R&D, and/or Human Resources, depending on assigned function. Collaborate with suppliers utilizing expert negotiation skills in support of total cost reduction initiatives. Manage Statement of Work creation, request for quote, proposal, or information process and complete contract review and management. Develop and leverage technology to drive procurement efficiencies and savings.  


  • Develop and deploy category strategies with supplier base to achieve business goals and drive cost savings. Collaborate with other cross-functional teams (form effective relationships) focused on cost control, contractual management, process improvements, and other organizational initiatives to achieve competitive advantage.
  • Manage Statement of Work based on requirements from the internal requestor to obtain relevant quotes from suppliers. Prepare, send RFQ/RFP’s via Coupa Sourcing Module and other required documentation and maintain consistent communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure timelines are met. Negotiate contractual agreements to provide preferred pricing and commercial terms for the business with advice from legal and the functional team. Perform financial analysis of RFQ results to determine best competitive solutions and present Sourcing recommendations to the selection team. Execute requirements per terms of the agreements.
  • Provide leadership to cross-functional project teams. Leverage data from Coupa (P2P) system to analyze and identify category opportunities; compare and contrast/evaluate options and select the optimal solution. Leverage in-depth knowledge of markets, suppliers, and Hollister to maintain steady, cost-effective supply of required items or service.
  • Develop procurement efficiencies and savings from guided buying principles within the Coupa system to expand preferred supply base. Lead the continuous development of Hollister’s supplier diversity program by actively including diverse suppliers in rebid opportunities and communicating with functional areas the importance of the program.
  • Mentor and coach Sourcing Specialists to further develop and refine skills regarding sourcing strategies, relationship management, supplier development, tactics, and negotiations.

Essential Functions of the Role:

  • Negotiation skills                   
  • Financial acumen
  • Communication with external and internal key stakeholders
  • Navigating and leveraging procure to pay technology

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 8-12 (8+ years supply chain, purchasing, and/or sourcing experience)

Education Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree
  • MBA preferred, but not required
  • C.P.M., and/or CPSM desired

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Preferred but not required
    • Microsoft Suite (including: Excel, PowerPoint,Access, Word, Outlook, and/or Project)
    • SAP S/4 Hana
    • Coupa (P2P) experience is preferred, but not required

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30559

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