DSM Category Manager - Wilmington, MA in Wilmington, Massachusetts

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Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

Looking for a proven relationship builder with a strong customer centric focus experienced with defining and implementing contract implementation framework and monitoring supplier performance. This individual is adept at working cross-functionally and advising team and implementing strategies to optimize performance. If this sounds like you, let's talk!

We are looking for a Category Manager to join our growing team in Wilmington, MA.

The Challenge:

To lead cross-functional teams in developing and implementing sourcing strategy for categories of direct materials which belong to the responsibility of the Category Manager as to deliver maximized total cost of ownership savings for these categories in corporation with DSM Global Sourcing.

The Category Manager will:

  • Identify and mitigate business risks caused by critical supply positions and changes in market dynamics, next to create maximal possibilities in implementing the BG strategy.

  • Develop and implement sourcing activities and strategies for BG-specific categories and create targets as set in the approved Business Purchase Plan for the responsible categories.

  • Define and validate the sourcing strategy using internal and external analysis.

  • Lead internal and external analysis (industry & supplier) in collaboration with Sourcing analysts.

  • Prepare and lead fact based negotiation and select supplier and and resolve issues for all sites involved in the use of the agreement.

  • Manage/evaluate contract compliance, data management and supplier performance and take necessary corrective actions.

  • Evaluate and renew contract by identifying and prioritizing opportunities for reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Provide team members with direction and support throughout the steps and activities of the strategic sourcing process, applying appropriate and defined methodology and tools.

  • Within the framework of cross-functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage relationship with internal customers

  • Contract Manager role for BG-specific categories: implement contract and ensure contract compliance.

  • To lead cross-functional teams in developing and implementing sourcing strategy for categories of direct materials

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years experience

  • Experience in the chemical industry is a strong plus.

  • The ability to travel to other plants in the US and visit suppliers; approx 20% travel

The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers). Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when these references checks are required.

The Business Unit DSM Coating Resins concentrates on the development of water- and solvent borne technologies. Examples are acrylic emulsions and urethane dispersions for the applications in water-based coating and water-based printing inks but also the traditional solvent based alkyd and acrylic resins. DSM Coating resins aims to be the world’s number one player in the specialty resins. DSM Coating Resins is part of the Business Group Resins and Functional Materials in the performance materials cluster of DSM. The head office is located in Zwolle (Netherlands).

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on