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Category Manager - Truck Transportation Purchasing

Job location : Atlanta Corporate Office , United States of America
Created moment : 09/17/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03226

The Company

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.

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The Position

Category Manager - Truck Transportation Purchasing

Job Summary

The North America Category Manager- Truck Transportation Purchasing 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 warehousing, 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 transportation 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 Group Logistics Manager and Global Purchasing, follow and implement purchasing policy, category strategy/processes, and related purchasing 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 purchasing 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 purchasing 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:

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

  • Approximately 8 years experience in Truck transportation purchasing 

  • Experience in leading regional projects based on category management concepts and Corporate purchasing approach desired

IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.

IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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