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Category Manager - Castings

Category Manager - CastingsTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

The role of the Category Manager – Castings is to develop, plan and implement the procurement and logistics strategy for an assigned category or group of categories, with a focus on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability. Reporting to the Global Division Supply Chain Manager, you will ensure that we keep the plants running with a reliable supply chain, accomplishing this by managing risks and costs by leveraging ABB’s requirements worldwide. Category managers find the best available globally competitive source of materials or services. They coordinate with engineering, manufacturing, and operations to add value, drive continuous improvement and satisfy our customer.

Your responsibilities
  • Leverage the Continuous Improvement Process Sourcing (CIPS) process, by implementing effective sourcing strategies in line with the overall MONM business strategy
  • Develop, negotiate, and administer contracts for key suppliers and Seeks opportunities to expand diverse supplier spend
  • Manage the supplier base in accordance with company policies (cost, reliability, quality) and provide regular performance feedback to suppliers, and drive corrective actions as required
  • Enforce terms and conditions of purchase orders and other agreements and compliance with legal requirements and company policy
  • Lead Continuous Improvement events with suppliers and in conjunction with the Operations team to maximize value across the supply chain, improving total cost of ownership while driving a cultural of continuous improvement
  • Managing, planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts
  • Maintain knowledge of market and industry trends within area of expertise and communicate potential impact on business, including price trends and futures markets to identify opportunities resulting from market shifts and take advantage of such shifts
  • Act as central point of expertise and knowledge for users in assigned spend categories, likely spend is about $30M to $40M yearly
Your background
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 8 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment, supply chain, purchasing, sourcing, operations are required OR
  • Master's degree and minimum 6 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Open to travel about 10% - including overseas business trips
  • Excellent analytical, communication and leadership skills
  • APICS or ISM certification is highly desired
  • Preferred to have experience with casting
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the USA
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program
More about us

ABB’s NEMA Motors Division markets, designs and manufactures the market-leading Baldor-Reliance® brand of industrial motors. As the #1 global manufacturer of NEMA motors, our quality products are designed to reliably and efficiently meet the challenges our customers face. Our business is investing in technology, tools, people and processes to ensure our general purpose and application-specific solutions perform as expected, every time. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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