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NAM Category Manager - Castings/Metal Fab

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Strategic Sourcing

• Perform total cost of ownership (TCO) sourcing activities and run risk mitigation actions

• Synchronix negotiations for regional suppliers and act as spend owners as assigned by the Global category manager and in close collaboration with other SCM team members

• Collect and rationalize inputs from factories to feed into sourcing strategy

• Regularly communicate strategy including quarterly CIPS reviews and negotiations results to factories in the region

• Support factory implementation of the strategy in a timely manner.  Drive selected regional or factory level SCM projects

• Actively support factories in emerging market (EM) sourcing activities

• Conduct make/buy analysis and make recommendations for strategy.

Category Management and Supplier Quality

• Actively promote standardization

• Manage and resolve critical supplier shortcomings

• Support claim management

• Lead supplier qualification and supplier performance evaluation for in-scope regional suppliers

• Develop business relationship with key regional suppliers

• Ensure sourcing from qualified suppliers, monitor potential deviations and agree on corrections with the factories

• Monitor implementation of contracts and ensure contract compliance


• Apply and implement ABB SCM standards, tools and processes

• Implement, monitor and report progress against regional SCM targets

Team Work

• Assess, develop and lead cross functional and cross site teams to achieve results

• Foster change management to achieve SCM targets


• Ensure and implement ABB standards on health & safety and business ethics

• Follow ABB SCM Business Function, Power Grid Division and Business Line instructions and guidance


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, business-related or engineering

• Minimum of 12 years relevant experience

• Good communication skills both oral and written

• Excellent excel and analytical skills

• Demonstrated ability to excel at negotiations

• Category management experience in a complex environment

• Cross-cultural business and social acumen

• Excellent team work and collaboration skills

• Travel up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated advanced project management skills for multi-discipline projects

• Six sigma certification (any level)

• Extensive knowledge of fabrication, machining and welding and understanding of the transformer

• Understanding of supplier cost structure.

• ISM (CPSM) certification or equivalent

• Multi-language

• Good knowledge of ABB business, policies, and global organization

Basic Info
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Supply Chain
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-05-15
Reference number R0020621
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