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Category Manager

Company: The HON Company
Location: Muscatine
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:


HNI Corporation, a leading workplace furnishings and hearth manufacturing enterprise, is looking for a new Category Manager to join their Leveraged Furniture Operations team in Muscatine, Iowa!  Our Category Managers are a key part of our vast supply chain network, more specifically our Strategic Procurement team, a highly visible and high performing group of professionals.  As a Category Manager, you will develop and maintain strong supplier relationships and provide expert perspective on specific categories, sharing knowledge on marketplace environments, industry trends, and supplier capabilities.  In this role, you are a critical connection between our valued suppliers and HNI's manufacturing and operations, developing and assimilating a strategic vision for your designated category.  You will also manage and develop a cross-functional team of analysts, enforcing structure and leading through continuous improvement initiatives. 

The procurement and category management team of HNI is a dynamic, progressive group that contributes significantly to HNI’s ability to meet key strategic goals and financial targets.  The Category Manager position offers continual challenge and growth opportunity!   

Some of the essential aspects of the Category Manager position include:

  • 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 it takes:

  • 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.

 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Why HNI Corporation?

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, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

Leveraged Furniture Operations (LFO) is the branded name for our furniture manufacturing and operations structure.  This encompasses all roles in manufacturing, plant engineering, supply chain, distribution and logistics, as well as some roles in finance and accounting, and human resources.  By centralizing these key functions, we enhance our efficiencies, reduce costs, and ultimately improve our customer’s experience with HNI!  When you accept a role in LFO, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on both our future and yours with work that matters, empowerment and autonomy, and growth without limits. 

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.

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Keywords: The HON Company, Davenport , Category Manager, Other , Muscatine, Iowa

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