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Title:  Category Manager - Electronic Components

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Due to growth and increased customer demand, CommScope is looking to add an experienced Category Manager - Electronic Components to join our global procurement team in the United States.


You will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of global Procurement strategies for electronic components ensuring alignment with the Business Unit strategic requirements supporting a Revenue stream of $1BN+. Responsibilities are considered integral to the success and profitability of the business. Continuous review and analysis of the strategy are required to accommodate changes in market dynamics.


How You'll Help us Connect The World

Drive the global sourcing strategy for supplier spend exceeding $100M. Responsible for leading global cross-functional teams in support of BU strategies and initiatives. Provide regular updates to key stakeholders on commodity price and lead-time movements along with recommendations on relevant actions. Detailed understanding of electronics components market to facilitate proactive pricing and supply strategies. Provide input to global processes, policies, and procedures to improve the management of the BU spend. Drive cost reduction objectives with the responsibility to deliver on the annual cost reduction plan (PIP’s) for electronic components. Provide support to the Procurement NPI teams on the introduction of new products in terms of supplier selection for key critical materials. Ensure the timely negotiation of all supplier agreements (including the development of a framework for productivity and quality plans). Negotiate and handle vendor agreements, encouraging compliance by both supplier and end-users. Drive efforts to achieve total cost solutions for the complete supply chain. Support the Procurement Operations teams as they interface/direct operations of suppliers. Conduct frequent business and performance reviews with suppliers to improve performance to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • BS/BA in a related field required
  • 5+ years’ experience in procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, or related field required
  • Electronic industry and market experience is critical to this role.

You Will Excite Us If You Have:

  • MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Must have successful and progressive management experience
  • Must be skillful at influencing decisions and opinions, negotiating, and building consensus
  • Must have strong cultural sensitivity to maintain relationships with people from all cultures
  • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build and empower teams of diverse subject areas required
  • International travel required in this position

What Happens After You Apply?

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting https://careers.commscope.com/how-we-hire

Why CommScope

CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, flawless connectivity, Cloud, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. 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.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit careers.commscope.com/eeo


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