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Trane Technologies Category Manager - Packaging & Brazing in Davidson, North Carolina

Category Manager - Packaging & Brazing

Davidson NC 800E Beaty St, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Global Integrated Supply Chain

Requisition # 2102849

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At Trane Technologies we are passionate about challenging possible to make the world a better place. Thermo King®,Trane®,American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioningwork together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit http://www.tranetechnologies..com/.

Trane Technologies is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce; including individuals with disabilities and United States qualified protected veterans.

Position : Category Manager, Packaging and Brazing

Reporting to : Director, Indirect Procurement Factory Operations

Job Summary

Manage global and/or regional Packaging and Brazing category. Identify and engage with internal stakeholders (engineering, operations, and quality) to capture category requirements and ensure supplier qualification and quality. Responsible for developing & executing detailed category strategy. Conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection. Responsible for delivering category productivity through price, value analysis (VA) or continuous improvement projects. Support Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers. Responsible for category continuity of supply including actively monitoring and mitigating supplier risk. Support region/sector NPD Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs and strategy development. This position will sit in Davidson, NC.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage global and/or regional packaging and brazing categories

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

  • Responsible for developing & executing detailed category strategy:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Responsible for delivering category productivity through price, value analysis (VA) or continuous improvement projects - responsible for supporting regional/sector countermeasures

  • Support supplier segmentation, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers within commodity. Scribe for all quarterly reviews and key supplier meetings. Ensure creation of supplier profiles for all SRM suppliers.

  • Responsible for category continuity of supply - engage with plants to efficiently resolve escalated issues and formally manage and secure supplier capacity

  • Support region/sector NPD Procurement teams through preferred supplier programs, RFQs, and SRM to set and meet program QCD targets

  • Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, quality, and compliance

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

  • Support Quarterly Commodity Reviews (QCR) including updated projects, metrics, strategy, and countermeasures

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 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 20%

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 – Oversees development and execution of GSC strategies/playbooks for assigned components or services, drives utilization of common GSC tools to achieve optimal IR results that are Quality, Delivery, Price and Service balanced and corporate/governmental compliant.

  • Project Management – Reviews and approves teams’ 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, and reinforces GSC lead on “on IR voice” to the supply base.

We are committed to helping you reach your professional, personal and financial goals. We offer competitive compensation that aligns with our business strategies and comprehensive benefits to help you live your healthiest. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture that engages as well as values the different backgrounds and experiences of our employee, which, in turn, spurs innovation, generates creative solutions and enhances our customer relations.

If you share our passion for inspiring progress—for bringing about bold shifts in how people, economies and societies operate—then you belong with Trane Technologies. Progress begins with you.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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