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Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

Fort Wayne, IN, US

Job ID: 26665 

Location: US-IN Fort Wayne HR 

Department:  Supply Mgmt & Trans 



The Strategic Sourcing Category Manager is responsible for the development and execution of the category management and sourcing strategy for various direct material & services spend categories (with focus on metal fabrications) purchased by the MP businesses located in North America. The position holder will be accountable for working with various internal businesses in order to leverage Terex’s spend and achieve best value for money. In the last few years the procurement function went through an exciting period of change and is making the transition into being a true strategic, value add business function.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sourcing and Selection of Preferred and Approved suppliers.
  • Create optimal Sourcing models to provide balance of local and best cost country suppliers.
  • Annual and event driven Price negotiation with Suppliers to drive year on year cost reductions.
  • Ensure Consistent contract terms are in place and documented.
  • Project Management across multi-functional teams to drive project deliverables.
  • Supplier Escalation point of contact for issues which cannot be solved at local manufacturing site level.
  • Drive focussed programmes with Suppliers to reduce delivery lead times.
  • Supplier Relationship Management.


Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years of procurement expertise in a Global manufacturing organization dealing with a global supply base.  Expert knowledge of the stages in Vendor Sourcing and Management including identification, selection, approval and award through to ongoing development and strategic partnering.
  • Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement or Engineering discipline or equivalent experience,
  • A medium level of travel (approx. 40% - 10% Int’l & 30% North America) is envisaged.
  • 3 to 5 years of group sourcing experience, metrics and working with cross-functional teams.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Understanding of Metal fabrication and ability to read drawings, manufacturing process and welding.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, in both strategic and tactical decision making. CIPS accreditation, whilst not essential, is desirable.
  • Good English Language skills must and added advantage to have International Language skills
  • Relevant buying and sourcing experience in direct material spend categories.
  • Demonstrate practical experience in price negotiations including application of raw material indices, foreign exchange impacts and other economic factors.
  • Understanding of Metal fabrication and ability to read drawings, manufacturing process and welding.
  • Ability to constructively interact with others across different geographies and time-zones.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and high energy
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work in an environment that is fluid with constantly changing priorities
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer focus
  • Action Orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Highest level of integrity, honesty and trust
  • Drive for results
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Perseverance
    This above description is non-exhaustive and there may be additional duties in accordance with the role.


Location: US-IN Fort Wayne HR 

Department: Supply Mgmt & Trans 

Job ID: 26665 


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.



Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne