Sr. Category Manager

Requisition ID:  37252
Job Location(s): 

Ames, IA, US Queretaro, MX

Job Description

 

The Sr. Category Manager controls the spend for Danfoss Power Solutions for the Steel and Iron Castings, Aluminum commodity as part of a global team. The scope of spend for the position is 50-70 Million Euros.  In this role you will develop and execute strategies to ensure North America’s suppliers have the best cost and technology to meet Danfoss ‘growing business.  This positional will have a special focus in building our supplier footprint in Mexico.  The position reports to the Director of Steel and Iron Castings, Aluminum Commodity (HOC).  Candidates applying should have experience in the commodity with strong business acumen and negotiation skills.

Job Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 

  • Develop and implement supplier strategies for all suppliers responsible.
  • Lead value-based negotiations with suppliers annually in cooperation with business.
  • Manage escalated supplier topics including, performance, capacity and risk management.
  • Ensure compliance for contract and certifications.  Support contractual disputes.
  • Understand varying Danfoss’ business needs and manage stakeholders’ expectations. 
  • 25-30% Travel may be expected (primarily domestic)

Background & Skills

 

Required (basic) qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or other related.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Procurement, Sourcing, or Supplier Management
  • Experience working with Foundry and machining industry.
  • This role is not eligible for relocation or visa sponsorship, however this role is eligible for remote work.

 

 

Preferred qualifications-

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization.
  • Experience sourcing custom engineered products

 

Job Criteria

  • Ability to set own priorities to succeed management of multiple high profile suppliers.
  • Conduct well prepared data driven negotiation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to execute a plan to meet that strategy.
  • Strong business acumen (operations and financial understanding)
  • Ability to create solutions to find win-win solutions to meet varied stakeholder requirements.
  • Dedication to be proactive and timely to honor promises made.

Employee Benefits

We are excited to offer you the following benefits with your employment:

  • Bonus system
  • Paid vacation
  • Communication package
  • Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups
  • State of the art virtual work environment
  • Employee Referral Program

 

This list does not promise or guarantee any particular benefit or specific action. They may depend on country or contract specifics and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder’s mindset “action speaks louder than words”, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines