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Category Manager

Redmond, WA, US


Position Description 

Reporting to the Global Parts and Services Senior Category Manager Hydraulics & Powertrain, this position plays a key role in executing our strategies with responsibility for sourcing direct parts in assigned categories, utilizing the global leverage of Terex ensuring that Terex globally and regionally achieves best value in cost, quality, reliability, service, and support. This role will also co-ordinate cross functional relationships, including product development/ engineering, materials management, local purchasing, operations, finance and aftermarket.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies for:
    • Spare Parts and Services Hydraulics: valves, motors, pumps, hoses.
  • Utilizes Terex’s eleven step Strategic Sourcing process to reduce total cost of ownership and increase overall value.
  • Leads and participates in cross-functional and cross-segment wave teams.
  • Manages relationships with key suppliers and negotiates company-wide contracts.
  • Interfaces and acts as the liaison between the Terex businesses and the suppliers.
  • Drives continuous improvement and business simplification efforts.
  • Maintains conduct consistent with company policy, operating procedures, accepted practices and applicable laws.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus on procurement, supply chain, engineering or 3 yrs. combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ year’s work experience in Global manufacturing industry while dealing with Global supply base.
  • Strong procurement and strategic sourcing background with focus on direct materials, ideally electrical &/or electronical categories.
  • Experience in Spare Part, Aftermarket Sourcing is a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and able to work with little guidance.
  • Excellent project management skills and used to work in global, cross-functional teams.
  • Proven supplier management and negotiation skills; able to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all involved parties.
  • Technical savvy and able to read technical drawings, specifications and applications.
  • Strong problem solving aptitude and excellent analytical skills plus high proficiency in MS Office products.
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); in addition German would be ideal.
  • Associate’s Degree may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years of experience.



  • Must be willing and able to travel (travel is estimated at 25% rising to 75% during periods of supplier assessment and selection).


This above description is non-exhaustive and there may be additional duties in accordance with the role.



Location: US-WA Redmond HR 

Department: Supply Mgmt & Trans 

Job ID: 535 


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: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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