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Commodity Category Manager

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33607

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


What will you do?

  • Lead the development of procurement strategies for assigned categories at all levels (global & national), ensuring cost-effective results and ethical procurement practices.
  • Continuously gather and maintain pertinent key supplier and market intelligence for assigned categories, such as financial performance, business activities, negotiation history, cost drivers, and supplier performance in order to support effective decision making, negotiation planning, and to reduce supply chain risk.
  • Negotiate, develop, and manage supply agreements for assigned categories.
  • Identify opportunities to lower costs through negotiation strategy development and identifying product alternatives.
  • Ensure contracts are accurately initiated and maintained, which includes key information such as price, specifications, lead time, incoterms, etc.
  • Effectively execute the supplier performance evaluation and development process with key stakeholders.
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify, plan, and execute continuous improvement opportunities to decrease total cost of ownership.
  • Stay engaged with business activities by attending routine meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Respond promptly to internal customer needs.
  • Participate and act as facilitator on cross functional teams (procurement and operations).
  • Implement category actions and changes based on market dynamics.

  • Prepare and present reports to senior management as necessary, related to pricing, forecasting and market dynamics. 

  • Interact and negotiate collectively with internal stake holders and suppliers as necessary.


What qualifications must you have?

  • A four year degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • 5-10 years of procurement experience with exposure in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in project management, strategic planning, performance management, contract negotiations, and working in cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience in global sourcing initiatives, leading cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency with MS Office and SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of strategic purchasing of commodities.
  • Ability to facilitate communication between operations and suppliers.
  • Familiarity of working with indices from the market.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Professional certification in Procurement or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Ability to travel up locally and globally up to 15% of the time.


What does Gerdau offer?

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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