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Category Manager

Company: party city
Location: Rockaway
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities and Duties Lead the Procurement process with Stakeholders Review and Manage the Company's Supplier Portfolio Develop efficient sourcing and category management strategies Identify through spend analysis and industry benchmarking, companywide projects which can bring performance for the business (Cost Reduction/ Avoidance/ Capex). Create and lead enterprise-based negotiation strategies which secure savings performance Utilize sourcing processes to attain greatest RFP/RFQ efficiency Research, anticipate, manage risk as you review trends in the marketplace Lead Supplier Business Review Meetings Help develop Supplier & Category strategies with VP of Procurement Monitor Category Performance Leadership Influence: Ability to independently work and influence outcomes with Sr. Level Leadership Ability to influence outcomes through Service provider performance Skills Required: Ability to independently read and understand MSAs, facilitate RFP/Q process, and write SOWs agreements Understanding of sourcing and vendor management tools and analysis Comfortable with data collection, analyzing, and interpreting data Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software. Business Acumen: 5+ years of Sourcing experience with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership. Category management experience in Indirect Business Categories Problem Solving: Research, anticipate, manage risk as you review trends in the marketplace Scope: Start-up team environment Identify and define enterprise projects Category analysis & strategy development Supplier Identification RFP/RFQ Management Supplier Management Interpersonal Skills : Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. Ability to work independently Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent work experience. Company Overview: Party City Holdco Inc. (PCHI) is a global leader in the celebrations industry. A vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, PCHI offers consumer party goods in more than 100 countries around the world. PCHI team members demonstrate a daily commitment to the company's Brand Purpose: to inspire joy by making it easy for customers to create unforgettable memories by connecting them to everything they need for life's many celebrations. PCHI operates multiple business divisions, including the Retail Division and the Consumer Products Division. On the retail side, Party City ( is a leading omnichannel retailer in the celebrations category, operating more than 800 company-owned and franchise stores throughout North America. Additional Halloween City ( pop-up storefronts are also located throughout North America seasonally. Comprising the Consumer Products Group are design and manufacturing entities Amscan, an industry leader across multiple celebrations goods and costumes, and Anagram, a dominant player in balloons. Job Overview To be successful as a Category Manager you should be able to succeed in conducting RFP/Q, reviewing MSAs and writing SOWs as they relate to Strategic Sourcing activities and processes within an organization. You will have excellent leadership abilities and be able to negotiate the best possible deal structure taking an enterprise approach. As a Category Manager, you will report to the Vice President of Procurement. Our Procurement team covers both Indirect and Direct spend. This key position will support the Indirect Procurement projects. The Manager will be able to evaluate the Indirect business needs through spend analysis and develop with stakeholder's business spend solutions.

Keywords: party city, Paterson , Category Manager, Executive , Rockaway, New Jersey

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