Category Manager (Hybrid)

Operations Collegeville, Pennsylvania


About our Opportunity

At AWC our Category Manager oversee a specific product portfolio for a category or categories. In this role, you will prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items and purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; and monitor expedited orders. Other day-to-day tasks that you can expect from this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiating/working with vendors and suppliers to obtain best pricing, volume buying discounts, and reconciling differences.
  • Searching inventory records to determine if sufficient material and quantities are on hand.
  • Compiling records of items purchased or transferred between departments, listing prices, delivers and inventories.
  • Conferring with Suppliers concerning late deliveries and expediting orders.
  • Expanding product/job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends by collecting purchasing data. 
  • Provide purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

What's in it for you?

  • 19 PTO days
  • 7-paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Short & Long term Disability
  • Life insurance for all employees, plus the chance to sign up for additional voluntary life insurance
  • 401K match plan
  • Company events, including barbeques, employee activities & engagements, and an entire month dedicated to employee appreciation! (just to name a few)
  • The ability to work a hybrid schedule 


What You Need to Bring

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of the following is preferred: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service, Documentation Skills, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting, Control Engineering
  • Intermediate to high working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (needs to know how to conduct data sheet analysis, pivot tables, formulas, etc.)
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

Why Work at Allied Wire & Cable

Founded in 1987, Allied has grown to become a leading service-oriented, specialty distributor of wire and cable, tubing, connectors & termination products as well as cable assemblies serving numerous end markets including aerospace & defense, lighting, manufacturing, data centers, telecommunications and general industrial. Based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania Allied has additional locations in Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New Hampshire. While the AWC family has expanded greatly because of the industry knowledge of its employees, the company continues to flourish thanks to its dedication to upholding the family values it was established with as well as employee appreciation. 

Allied Wire & Cable provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.