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Category Manager-PRN

Florence, SC



Maintains professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and

coworkers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.

Subject matter expert for sourcing knowledge of assigned categories, who stays abreast of the changing supply base

& new technologies and is able to effectively interface with supplier & customer.

Act as main point of contact for current supplier partners and new business prospects.

Act as a point of authority internally within the product spectrum and business of responsibility.

Oversees categories assigned, in collaboration with customers to ensure that there are no gaps in products or


Research and analyze supply and service options and market trends of current and potential vendors.

Coordinates planning, scheduling and leading business reviews with the vendor, department staff and or customers.

Conducts assessments of existing products/services evaluating opportunity using benchmark, tier optimization

changes, or product conversions.

Respond to request of new products and works collaboratively with VAT.

Performs and validates all cost savings analysis, in collaboration with the VAT facilitator and Contract Analyst, as


Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum value.

Oversees contract review: corporate and all individual departments.

Outlines contract deliverables for the Contract Analyst, ie purchase structure and other key terms to assist

Develop and execute category plans to meet cost savings goals.

Assist in preparing capital budget plans.

Assist in preparing budget expense management plans.

Utilize both internal and external data effectively to make knowledgeable decisions to drive cost savings.

Leads category RFP process and performance evaluations with both internal and external stakeholders, and drives

supplier improvement projects to enhance innovation and quality, reduce cost, and improve supply chain service /


Identifies and elevates areas of highest risk in the assigned category and sites and leads multi-functional teams to

develop actionable risk mitigation strategies, cost savings projects to ensure we meet our organizational savings


Communicates identified (CM and CA) and executed savings to VAT

Support VAT meeting via attendance, presentation (construction and delivery), follow-up

Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-

workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.

Evaluate supplier performance through review of reports and customer feedback; resolves issues and implements

solutions to address negative supplier performance.

Communicate with suppliers on performance and service issues; resolve problems with vendors that affect service

levels provided to the hospital.


Work schedule: PRN, as needed



· Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering. Mechanical or Industrial

Engineering a plus.

· Minimum of four years’ experience in product or category management.

· Experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma manufacturing concepts a plus

· Minimum of four years of experience in procurement in progressively responsible positions in a highly

regulated/analytical environment a plus


Licenses and/or Certifications:

· Certification as a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP), Certified Professional in Supply

Management (CPSM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), or ISM Certified Professional

in Supply Management (CPSM) is preferred




Florence, SC, United States



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