Indirect Category Manager
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty
ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of
life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the
finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our
corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson
Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices,
manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the
US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded
company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and
a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three
business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition &
Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people
worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to
developing the company into global market leadership positions. To
learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit
Under the supervision of the Purchasing Manager - Capital &
Indirect, the Indirect Category Manager will in general be
responsible for strategic execution of sourcing and procurement
functions company-wide for the assigned indirect categories.
Adheres to approved policies and procedures to ensure that the
assigned procurement functions are accomplished consistent with
Corporate operational and financial standards and within nationally
recognized purchasing practices.
Operates in strict adherence within Corporate guidelines on
business ethics and safety policies.
Maintains and leverages subject matter expertise to directly impact
the profitability and productivity of the organization.
Develops, presents, and actions corporate level indirect category
procurement and sourcing strategies.
Assists in the development and standardization of product and
services portfolios across all business entities.
Negotiates Master Purchase Agreements providing a strategic
advantage for the organization. Utilizes subject matter expertise
and industry best practices to measure, manage, and improve
supplier performance including but not limited to cost and risk
reduction, improved quality, on-time delivery, technology
Supports stakeholders with vendor market analysis and supplier
landscape studies to ensure qualified and acceptable vendors are
included in the RFx processes.
Manages the RFx processes (RFI/RFP/RFQ) with suppliers in support
of stakeholder requirements as needed.
Works with management stakeholders to establish baselines for
budget and cost saving targets for assigned categories.
Ensures sourcing activities employ approved vendors in
consideration of company-wide supplier compression objectives.
Utilizes effective administration of the purchasing system, using
current ERP, document management, and purchasing information
Supports and provides guidance to local buyers, engineers, plant
managers, and other stakeholders in purchases of assigned
categories as needed.
Drives utilization of tools and techniques that align to
Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including
use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.
Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
Monitors Supplier performance and maintains appropriate files to
ensure suppliers are aware of their performance.
Develops influential and positive stakeholder relationships across
May act as a delegate for the Purchasing Manager - Capital
Equipment & Indirect in specifically assigned activities.
May manage other purchasing employees as part of assigned
Minimum ten (10) years of indirect materials and services strategic
sourcing and procurement experience in manufacturing environments.
Chemical industry experience a plus.
Prefer a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or business.
Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of
the organization and external contacts.
Ability to influence and build consensus within cross-functional
project management teams.
Proficient with MRP/ERP systems.
Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
Solid decision-making skills.
Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and
promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and
a work environment free of harassment and hostility.PI183128711
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