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Ingersoll Rand Category Manager - Motors in Davidson, North Carolina

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The Global Category Manager - Motors will manage global and/or regional commodities for the company. This includes working with internal stakeholders to understand requirements, developing and executing commodity strategies to deliver material productivity, managing supplier relationships, overseeing supplier development, and working with our New Product Development teams to utilize preferred suppliers and ensure best cost and quality.


  • Manage global and/or regional commodity

  • Identify and engage with internal stakeholders (engineering, regional procurement teams, product management, operations, quality) to capture commodity requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality - partner with regional teams to efficiently transition suppliers as needed

  • Responsible for developing & executing detailed commodity strategy:

  • Assess Opportunity for commodity including spend segmentation, commodity maturity, cost drivers, and supply market analysis

  • Develop Sourcing Strategy for commodity detailing projects, sourcing levers, timing, resources, and expected benefits

  • Accountable for execution of sourcing projects including continuous improvement, consolidation, etc.

  • Responsible for defining negotiation strategy including supplier profiles, commercial negotiations targets, defining switching costs, and building Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models.

  • Conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection - accountable for contract lifecycle management and compliance

  • Responsible for delivering commodity productivity through price negotiations, supporting value analysis/ value engineering projects (VA/VE or i2V) and other continuous improvement projects.

  • Support supplier segmentation, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within commodity.

  • Support commodity continuity of supply - engage with plants to help local teams efficiently resolve escalated issues.

  • Support region/sector NPD Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs and RFQ's.

  • Responsible for forecasting, reporting, mitigating, and recovery of commodity inflation

  • Lead periodic Commodity Reviews including updated projects, metrics, strategy, and countermeasures


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, Business or related field

  • 5 + years procurement sourcing experience, consulting, buyer, and/or analyst experience

  • Demonstrate competence in negotiating skills and assessing vendors.

  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience coordinating, facilitating discussions, consultation and conflict resolution skills

  • Professional communication; both verbal and written are required.

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Key Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Supply Chain Acumen – Ability to drive global development and execution of supply chain strategies for assigned components or services to achieve optimal results in the key areas of Quality, Delivery, & Price.

  • Project Management – Review and approve project plans, oversees project execution, balances projects between short and long-term focus, secures alignment with cross-functional partners.

  • Global Business Thinking/Strategizing -Demonstrates deep global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets and technology, builds this knowledge into GSC strategies/playbooks, develops global talent.

  • Problem Solving —Identifies/anticipates potential problems, supports root cause analysis, evaluates robustness of corrective action plan and oversees plan implementation.

  • Relationship Management – Creates collaborative environment with cross-functional partners, assures regular/appropriate two-way communication flow, builds/maintains relationship with industry peers and suppliers.


Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit www.IRCO.com.

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