Category Manager, Global Metal Transformation
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc

For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By being sustainable and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.  

Within the Global Mechanical Organization, Global Category Manager has the key responsibility of developing and maintaining a competitive, supportive, and high performing portfolio of suppliers to be utilized by the Product Lines.


  • Global Category suppliers’ portfolio governance.
  • Developing and retaining strong relationship with suppliers.
  • Managing the business strategically with the objective to leverage, to promote complexity reduction, simplification, modularization, cost performance, and innovation driving.
  • Manage relationships and partnerships with cross functional teams and internal stakeholders.
  • Implement improved sourcing methods, tooling optimization, and capability understanding, supplier risk assessment.
  • Generate initiatives and projects to deliver leveraged productivity performance cross Product Lines and BA’s.
  • Lead internal and external analysis (industry & supplier) as a member of a cross-functional sourcing team.
  • Evaluate and propose actions and initiatives around simplification and complexity reduction.
  • Maximize buying efficiency, minimize supply disruption, and financial risks for the Business Areas.
  • Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations.
  • Work with the Product Lines and Business Area Category Managers to build and deploy a category strategy that aligns all Business Areas requirements.


  • With a number of projects running simultaneously, flexibility and agility are essential.
  • You build trust, good working relationships and communicate effectively with your colleagues and across functions.
  • Whether face-to-face or on the phone, you can communicate plans and articulate your ideas with colleagues and customers at all levels.
  • You have a vision and a purpose, and you can inspire and influence others to not only share it, but apply their abilities to achieving it.
  • You set the pace and the priorities, and then you bring a methodical approach to meeting your goals.
  • You aim to fix any issue the first time, following up as needed to reach a resolution that satisfies the customer.

We employ great people from a wide variety of backgrounds – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe that diverse perspectives make our business stronger and more innovative. If you share our values, come find your place in our global community. Meet us on @lifeatelectrolux and to learn more.

Minimum Qualification


  • University degree (Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer or Economics background is an asset).
  • 3-5 years of relevant, progressive strategic sourcing, category management or equivalent leadership experience required.
  • Proven Track record of managing and delivering cost reductions / value creation.
  • Strong leadership skills including leading supplier resources and cross-functional teams.
  • Experience and knowledge of the purchasing environment for the commodities managed with the capability to analyze business procurement issues, recommend solutions and strategies, and implement change.
  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing methodology and its application.
  • Strong knowledge of direct materials categories.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage strategic supplier relationships, including relationship building, performance, development, and integration.
  • Knowledge of supplier processes and cost drivers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Some travel will be required (up to 30%).
  • Fluent in English, any other language is an asset.


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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'