Category Manager - Truck Transportation

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
June 23, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05931

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Category Manager - Truck Transportation

Job Summary

The Company:

Imerys is a world leader in mineral-based specialties, offering high value-added solutions to many different industries, ranging from process manufacturing to consumer goods.

The Position:

Regional Category Manager - Truck Transportation


Roswell, GA - we offer a hybrid schedule with 3 days/week in office and 2 days/week remote.

Job Summary:

Imerys has an immediate opportunity for a Regional Category Manager- Truck Transportation​. This is a full-time position to be located in our North American Headquarters located in Roswell, GA.

The North America Regional Category Manager- Truck Transportation is in charge of leading trucking transportation in the region, which includes:

  • Leadership over truck transportation mode

  • Lead and consult in logistics-related areas, such as intermodal transport, cost-to-serve modeling, TMS, software support, etc.

  • Drive on-going improvements with major providers through Supplier Relationship Management process (SRM), including periodic meetings which include problem solving, cost reduction, maintenance objectives, plant shutdown support, etc.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the truck transportation procurement strategy for NA 

  • Identify, manage and execute sourcing projects in transport-related areas within North America to drive down costs, optimize rates, reduce accessorial costs and ensure excellent, uninterrupted service to Imerys’ plant operations. 

  • Collaborate directly with the business Supply Chain  and Operations leadership and teams to optimize overall logistics costs to the plants

  • Based on direction from Logistics Director and Global Procurement, follow and implement procurement policy, category strategy/processes, and related procurement and transportation management tools/software. 

  • Act as a pulse check and voice of the internal customer (site manager/operations/supply chain leaders) to the ongoing category management approach of the Transportation category.

  • Develop key regional supplier relationship management (SRM) program under the umbrella of global Purchasing SRM program, ensuring integration of these programs with the Business Area priorities.

  • Manage associated regional contract, price application/control, periodic contract review (to quantify supplier performance)

Skills and Attributes Requirements:

  • Expertise in procurement within the broad transportation sector in North America (Truck), with an industrial emphasis; understands transportation/logistics drivers.  

  • Experience in leading regional projects based on category management concepts and group procurement approach desired

  • Experience negotiating with providers for trucking transportation 

  • Excellent, demonstrated collaboration and relationship-building skills required; relationships will be extensive

  • Ability to collaborate with strong, defined technical resources, engineers and leaders, as well as plant operations leader

  • Strong project management skills

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Successful US-based candidates must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain (or related field) required

  • 5-10 years experience in Truck Transportation procurement, with a minimum 5 years as a Regional Category Manager 

  • Experience in leading regional projects based on category management concepts and group procurement approach desired

Position Type

Full time



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