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Category Manager

Company: CommScope
Location: Richardson
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

In our 'always on' world, we believe it's essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.
CommScope is recruiting a Category Manager to join our growing team! This is a hybrid role. Ideal candidates will be based within a commutable distance to our Richardson, TX or Hickory, NC offices.
The Category Manager will lead aspects of development and implementation of the global strategy for our Transportation, Logistics and Warehousing divisions.
How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Develop and implement global sourcing strategies for specific categories of indirect transportation, logistic and warehousing aligned to Business Unit (BU) needs.
  • Partner with BU's on specific goals and priorities in various regions.
  • Drive continuous improvement actions in cost, quality, and logistics and make recommendations for cost reduction and improved quality/performance levels.
  • Negotiate creative volume price breaks, rebate programs tied to aggregate dollars or volume thresholds, or other creative incentives resulting in significant dollar savings.
  • Ensure timely negotiation of all agreements including: Strategic Sourcing Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, confidential disclosures, consignment, and more.
  • Lead and negotiate supplier agreements and encourage compliance by both supplier and end users.
  • Lead through a complex matrix environment across PLM, Ops, Engineering, Finance, Global Manufacturing, Global Transportation, Quality, R&D and Legal
  • Responsible for leading Global cross-functional teams supporting BU/Category strategies and initiatives.
    Required Qualifications For Consideration:
    • 10+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, warehousing, or related field/role.
    • Experience with category/supplier management, managing logistics, transportation, warehousing.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills.
    • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build and empower teams of diverse disciplines.
    • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally.
      You Will Excite Us If You:
      • Bachelors Degree in related field
      • Masters Degree
        We want to enable our employees to do their best work, using the right technology and in a location that make sense for the business, customers, and everyone involved. Our Flex@Work program encourages our employees to have flexibility in their work environment. This program is available to all employees where demands of the job and personal preferred working styles meet in middle, combining in office and at home, remote working.
        Perks & Benefits:
        Be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life, and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan, and participation in the Company's Annual Incentive Plan.
        After You Apply:
        Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting
        Why CommScope:

        CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables groundbreaking discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.If you want to grow your career alongside forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what's next---..come connect to your future at CommScope.CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope's accommodation process and EEO policy at

Keywords: CommScope, Richardson , Category Manager, Executive , Richardson, Texas

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