Category Manager

Procurement RALEIGH, North Carolina



We are seeking a Category Manager to join our Procurement team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, this position will be responsible for executing a strategic sourcing strategy which maximizes value for The Company; including category and commodity management, process standardization, contract negotiation, supplier development and performance management.


  • Manage a group of suppliers in assigned categories that exceeds The Company’s requirements in terms of value, quality and service
  • Collaborate with Divisions and Corporate to identify, prioritize and execute strategic national and regional initiatives that align with business goals and improve supplier value, quality and service
  • Facilitate in-depth quantitative analysis and KPI review, in coordination with business partner input and market trends, to implement sourcing strategies which maximize value creation
  • Coordinate with procurement and analytical teams to significantly improve sourcing efficiency
  • Negotiate contracts with key national and regional suppliers to ensure optimal value and service levels
  • Partner with Legal to ensure contacts and terms and conditions minimize risk for The Company
  • Manage and drive measurable improvement with key suppliers using tools such as ongoing business reviews and standardized performance scorecards
  • Communicate key supplier updates and decisions to The Company’s management team
  • Support other strategic initiatives and projects as required by The Company
  • Perform all activities in accordance with the Company’s Mission, Vision and Values, and in compliance with the Company’s policies, procedures and Code of Ethical Business Conduct

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, supply chain or related field required; MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience required
  • Buying and strategic sourcing experience in aggregates or a similar industry strongly preferred
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively in a diverse, cross-functional team environment required
  • Advanced negotiation skills and solid knowledge of contractual language required
  • Excellent leadership, quantitative, analytical and communications skills required
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled