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Category Manager
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Hypertherm | Olympia, WA
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Job Description

CURRENT ASSOCIATES OR TEMPORARY ASSOCIATES: Please apply via your internal Workday career account.

We are looking for a Category Manager to join our Global Sourcing (Corporate) team and manage Electronic Assemblies (Printed Circuit Assemblies, Industrial PC's, Cable & Harness) & Magnetics for the enterprise. This is a strategic position in which you will lead the Category Council for these categories and be responsible for strategy development and ensuring supply base partners throughout the extended supply chain meet Hypertherm's business requirements with respect to; partnership, social & environmental sustainability, delivery, quality, and cost. As a Global Category Manager, you will be looked upon to be the industry expert within Hypertherm for the categories that you manage.

Interested? Click here for a behind the scenes look at the facility and to meet the people who design, build and machine our consumables.

Location: Onsite at any one of our facilities, but we are open to considering remote work arrangements.

To be considered, you should have and be able to articulate the following:

* 7 years of direct experience working for an EMS company or 10 years as a category/commodity manager primarily focused on EMS management.
* A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Supply Chain Management or related discipline
* Proven analytical skills (cost/benefit analysis, make/buy decision-modeling, etc)
* Strong written and verbal presentation and communication skills
* Proven contract development and negotiation skills
* Strong attention to detail

Additional experience that will make you stand out:

* Master's Degree
* 8-10 years of relevant supply chain experience
* ISM and/or APICS certification
* Green/Black Belt Certified
* Knowledge of Lean/JIT Methodology
* Experience in Category Strategy development & implementation

Hypertherm is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our company. We give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

About Hypertherm

From the beginning, Hypertherm established itself as the innovator in plasma cutting technology. In fact, Hypertherm was the first plasma cutting equipment company to earn ISO 9001 registration in the USA. The company's first product, the PAC400, was the result of research and development that succeeded in directing water radially at a plasma cutting arc, producing a higher energy density on the area being cut. Metals up to 6 inches thick could be severed with far superior cut quality than any other plasma system available at the time. For over 30 years, Hypertherm has played a vital role in the metalworking industry and contributed pioneering advances to become the industry standard for cut quality and weldability. Under the leadership of Hypertherm's founder, Richard W. Couch, Jr., the company has grown from two associates housed in a small garage to close to 500 associates in a 135,000-square-foot facility in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Hypertherm has evolved into a thriving global entity that serves a continually expanding customer base in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The worldwide organization includes subsidiaries in Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Italy and The Netherlands; sales offices in Canada, France, Mexico, and Japan; and welding supply distributors and original equipment manufacturers in 60 countries. The company is a member of the following organizations: The American Welding Society Association for Manufacturing Technology Associazione Nazionale Aziende Saldatura & Techniche Affini (Italian Welding and Cutting Producers Association) Deutscher Verband für Schweißtechnik (German Welding Association) Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Institut International de Soudure (French Welding Institute) Japan Welding Society, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) National Welders Supply Association Society of Manufacturing Engineering Verband der Fachgroßhändler der Schweiß- und Schneidtechnik (German Association of Distributors of the Welding and Cutting Industry) Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (Wemco), Welding Manufacturers Association (UK) Although we believe Hypertherm employs more plasma engineers dedicated to research and development than any other company, technical acumen is not the only reason for its outstanding growth. A great part of Hypertherm's success is a result of its team-based corporate culture. In this environment, the collaborative participation of every Hypertherm associate is nurtured, appreciated and rewarded. Improvement ideas by associates are submitted, posted, processed and implemented. Teams are charged with the responsibility of bringing their own ideas into practical use. Concerns expressed are addressed by teams as they continually work to improve Hypertherm products and services. In 1999 alone, 2,362 manufacturing and service improvement ideas were submitted by associates, or nearly five ideas per associate. Of these ideas, 1,536 were implemented by the company.