Company: CPI Card Group
Posted on: January 13, 2018
Job Description SUMMARY: The Category Manager will be responsible for financial ownership, strategy, and execution of all procurement functions, materials, services, quality and expense control within their functional area. This role will work externally with supplier representatives managing supplier relationships, and internally with General Managers, Directors and operational leadership of the individual business units to define requirements, and manage quality, cost and delivery of materials and services within the category. Duties and Responsibilities Cost Savings • Develop and implement cost reduction strategies across commodity category to achieve expense reduction goals while improving quality and delivery requirements. • Define and implement reporting metrics to track cost reduction goals. • Identify best practices and implement internal training programs to ensure maximum savings opportunities. • Lead strategy and structured analysis of supplier industry, economics, and market conditions impact. • Establish and communicate KPI’s for savings performance across the organization Supplier Management • Lead the sourcing process to select, interview, negotiate and maintain vendors that provide maximum value to the company. • Review, edit, and execute complex RFI and RFP. Evaluate vendor responses and select finalists communicating with vendors the selection criteria and final approved vendor choices • Develop and document vendor data requirements, ensuring final contract final terms and conditions, and supplier performance measurements are actively managed • Create, negotiate and implement vendor contracts coordinating standardized specifications to align with business unit goals and objectives. • Identify and qualify supplier alternatives to create redundancies in the supply chain. • Develop and Analyze supplier performance metrics, including compliance with quality and delivery KPI’s ensuring delivery obligations of quality and delivery are met. • Create and manage supplier scorecard maintaining vendor performance standards and measurements to align with contract requirements. • Manage supplier escalations on behalf of business unit stakeholders resolving material defects to the financial benefit of CPI. • Use appropriate risk management and audit frameworks effectively to ensure supplier compliance with all internal policies and related laws performing annual audits as required appropriately escalating non-compliance situations. • Respond to audits, surveys, or other information requests from internal and external sources Financial Management: • Develop the category annual budget and savings plan. • Develop cost reduction schedule and implement action plans to achieve cost objectives. • Track and report KPI savings performance relative to annual objectives • Produce annual planning bulletins and other tools to help others plan for cost containment • Research and review prices to ensure competitive cost structure in all areas of the category. • Reduce inventory carry cost with improved terms, inventory control. • Support raw materials tracking, including maintaining databases, training facilities’ users, and providing setup for suppliers • Evaluate company purchasing patterns and forecast trends Maintain price databases and perform data analysis • Monitor and forecast material cost impact compared to budget • Monitor inventory value improving turns and lower capital cash requirements.Process Improvement • Research, analyze, evaluate, and make decisions regarding processes, policies, and strategies. • Establish approved work procedures (best practices) with direct oversight of facility level purchasing. • Influence and support the development, deployment, and maintenance of sourcing-related systems leveraging automated procurement tools and processes. • Implement sourcing-related systems using the right technology to support the procurement functions ensuring usability of systems for all global employees. (RFP, Spec Doc library, reporting, reverse auctions, scorecard, sourcing, and administration)Leadership • Collaboration: Lead and Collaborate across internal and external user groups to ensure active participation that delivers results. Successfully influence all user groups to align on the cost reduction opportunities implementing sourcing strategies to enhance, develop and transform the business. • Represent Strategic Procurement (Corporate Services) for all events and contracts/events that require complex business transformation of the category • Customer Focus: Develop and sustain productive internal and external customer relationships • People Management: Facilitate and drive the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement • Performance Management: Manage the effective utilization of indirect and direct support areas within Strategic Procurement (e.g.,, Purchasing Staff at site level) • Build high-performance, self-sustaining process by ensuring accountabilities are articulated and performance is managed across organization • Ethics Management & Community Obligations: Ensure corporate governance during life of contract; promote ethical behavior by ensuring team understanding of ethical responsibilities and promoting CPI’s values • Train self and others concerning specific industries, commodities, and spend categories. • Establish credibility and demonstrate expertise in the category demonstrating deep sourcing domain knowledge • Operate in an environment with minimal day-to-day guidance • Communication: Plan and execute communications strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers and stakeholders and externally to vendors • Lead Category priorities developing and implementing Internal workflow procedures managing resource allocation developing policy manuals, instructions, bulletins, and documents driving the adoption of new processes and practicesTactical Execution • Effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to management and employees as appropriate. • Work with Legal and contract management team to articulate contract standards and specifications developing and enforcing deliverable end state contracts • Actively enroll all parties support resolving conflicts tactfully and effectively • Communicate effectively to upper management and outside contacts and administer internal compliance to impacted business units, leaders, and purchasing staff. • Identify, direct, and develop site level employees on best practices ensuring compliance to cost reduction practices • Coordinate with site level purchasing agents, demand managers, and vendor managers to develop policies, monitor internal and external compliance with those policies, and take corrective actions as appropriate • Answer complex inquiries requiring interpretation of policiesCORE REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor degree (Supply Chain or Finance back round preferred) o 5+ yrs experience in leadership roles o Procurement and/or Buying experience o CPA, CPM, or other relevant professional designation is helpful o Experience with IT systems in purchasing, vendor management, demand management, inventory and fulfillment processes and procedures wieht payable, inventory, and reporting systems, as appropriate to category. • Commodity and supplier industry conditions, trends, opportunities, competition o Costs and cost components (materials, labor, commodities, facilities, shipping, storage, special technologies and services) • Company auditing and compliance procedures/guidelines experience o Legal requirements experience relating to assigned areas of responsibilities (restrictions, guidelines, general laws, contracts, confidentiality, corporate identity, directives) • Expense management experience • Legal and contract management experience • Systems and intra-systems related to purchasing, procurement and demand management • Excellent Oral and written communicationThis job is definitely for you if: You enjoy providing thought leadership around complex problems and have the ability to present complex analysis in understandable formats to non-analysts and non-technical resources. Ill-defined processes drive you crazy and you can’t wait re-build, re-tool and demonstrate the value of strong process, good data, and fact based assumptions You like to break things that don’t work; fix things that need fixing; keep a sense of humor and enjoy the experience You have good problem solving skills, an ability to learn new technologies, and a proven track record of self development and motivation to learn. You enjoy developing and leading reports on historical and future trends in performance, project ROI and helping determine appropriate paths for improved performance. You don’t mind the corporate environment but enjoy ‘hands on work’ with an excitement of delivering results You enjoy being the analytical engine of the company providing insights and support for ‘optimal’ business decision making. Teamwork, partnership, and a fast paced environment (with the occasional jelly donut with friends on a Friday morning) give you energy and keep you coming back for more You thrive in a culture focused on Customers, Employees, Integrity, Excellence, Team work & Confidence Company DescriptionCPI Card Group is a leading provider in payment card production and related services, offering a single source for credit, debit and prepaid debit cards including EMV chip, personalization, instant issuance, fulfillment and mobile payment services. With more than 20 years of experience in the payments market and as a trusted partner to financial institutions, CPI's solid reputation of product consistency, quality and outstanding customer service supports our position as a leader in the market.
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