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Global Category Manager

Req ID:  76006

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s crucial to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

Help us pioneer the future of communications technology! We are looking for extraordinarily hardworking, forward-thinking, and driven people. If you would like to be part of a team dedicated to delivering industry-leading performance through outstanding talent and a culture of innovation and teamwork, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

CommScope is hiring an IT Software Category Manager Global to be based out of México City.


How you'll Help us Connect the World

The Category Manager is responsible for all aspects related to developing and implementing the global strategy for IT Software and Telecommunications with an estimated annual spend of approximately $65 million.

Responsibilities are considered integral to the success and profitability of the business. Continuous review and analysis of strategy is required to accommodate changes in market dynamics. This position is directly managing a large percentage of CommScope’s cost structure and is key to the success of CommScope.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Global sourcing strategies for specific categories of IT Software and Telecommunications spend aligned to Business Unit (BU) and/or Functional Unit needs – as a Category Manager.
  • Responsible for cost effective sourcing of IT Software and Telecommunications suppliers for specific Business Unit and/or Functional Unit needs. Act as the Domain Expert for the categories in scope.
  • Align with Business Unit and/or Functional Unit on specific goals and priorities in Regions. Drive continuous improvement actions in cost, quality, and system performance. Investigate all new developments relative to IT Software and Telecommunications and makes recommendations for cost reduction and improved quality/performance levels.
  • Establish creative and innovative supplier pricing schemes which helps improve savings for the category year over year.
  • Ensure the timely negotiation of all agreements included but not limited to Strategic Sourcing Agreements (including the development of framework for productivity and quality plans), Memorandums of Understanding, confidential disclosures, consignment, etc. Negotiate and handle supplier agreements, encouraging
  • compliance by both supplier and end users. Implement, supervise and provide feedback to suppliers on supplier key performance indicators to ensure suppliers are meeting the business requirements.
  • Lead through a sophisticated matrix environment across PLM, Ops, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Global Manufacturing, Quality, R&D and Legal
  • Responsible for leading Global cross-functional teams supporting BU/Category strategies and initiatives.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the aspects of CommScope's business and also of how software impacts product development and telecommunications affect the business.

Required Qualifications for Consideration

  • BS/BA in a related field required. MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain, IT Hardware, IT Software, IT Services, Telecommunications, or related field required.
  • Must have successful and progressive procurement or category/supplier management experience.
  • Must have 2 years supplier negotiation and supplier contracting experience
  • Must have 2 years’ experience running RFXs with suppliers for stakeholders
  • Must have experience managing IT Hardware, IT Software, IT Services or Telecommunications as a category
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills required.
  • Must be skillful at influencing decisions and opinions, negotiating, and building consensus.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Must demonstrate inclusive behaviors and have strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships with people from all cultures.
  • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build and motivate teams of diverse disciplines required.
  • (International) travel required in this position


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 Why CommScope:

CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. 

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next…..come connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at

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