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Category Manager (Hybrid eligible)

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

***This role is located in Muscatine, IA. All candidates being considered MUST be within a reasonable commute distance to work on-site 3 days/week.***
HNI Corporation -is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We -pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.What We Need:We are looking for a -Category Manager -to join our -Strategic Procurement -team in Muscatine, Iowa! - This is a hybrid role that would require you to be in the office 3 days/week.This is a highly visible role within HNI's Supply Chain organization. - It requires substantial engagement and partnership with key members of the executive leadership team as well as the various operational and business unit teams while building connections with the front line. This position focuses on developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships as well as providing broad based perspective on specific categories, sharing knowledge about marketplace environments, industry trends and supplier capabilities. It also requires understanding of internal factors such as material/design specifications, quality performance and service level requirements. This position contributes significantly to the company's ability to meet key strategic goals and financial targets. - It requires an understanding of the market forces, cost drivers and technological trends, in specific Direct Material categories, that affect short- and long-term material forecasts and strategies. -This, along with strengths in relationship building and strategic vision, these positions offer great opportunity for continuous challenge, growth, and long-term fulfillment! -What You Will Do:

  • Implement planning tools and processes to capture and mitigate supplier constraints to demands.
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, and disputes for the benefit of HNI.
  • Evaluate operational and financial risk inherent in potential or existing supply chains to predict any level of detriment to HNI goals or end user expectations.
  • Guide the analysis of spend for specific categories.
  • Identify and introduce new materials, supply chain capabilities, technologies, and processes to meet current and future interests of HNI products and services.
  • Minimize supply chain disruption and execute projects on time, to budget, and without HNI or customer impact.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the category through price, design, structure, and process.What You Have:
    • 7-10 years of experience in supply chain, with focus in strategic procurement and supplier relations, preferably in manufacturing and operations.
    • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Supply Chain or Logistics, Business or Engineering
    • Superior communication and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to perform productively in a fast paced and visible environment.HNI Corporation -(NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. - The -workplace furnishings segment -is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. - The -residential building products segment -is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products.As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and #6 in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. -How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. - Check out our CSR Report here: -https://www.hnicorp.com/social-responsibilityDiversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. - We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. -Take a look at our DEI goals here: -https://www.hnicorp.com/diversity-equity-and-inclusionWe offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit www.HNIbenefits.com.We also invite you to visit us at -www.HNICorp.com -to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Dubuque , Category Manager (Hybrid eligible), Executive , Dubuque, Iowa

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