Procurement Category Manager

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

Procurement Category Manager




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey  

The Opportunity 


Are you passionate about global strategy development and maintaining key supplier relationships? We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our Category Management Team, focusing on vitamins. This role is integral to sourcing the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) while supporting Procurement leadership and cross-functional partners in Procurement Operations, Supply Chain, PSM, R&D, and Commercial Departments. This permanent position will report to the Senior Category Manager and duties will include but are not limited to the following;  


  • Develop, support, and optimize a robust global strategy for vitamins.
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate RFPs using Ariba or other designated systems.
  • Support global cross-functional teams to effectively execute the category strategy.
  • Create Category Intelligence sheets for high-impact materials.
  • Assist in Global Collaboration Projects targeted at ongoing harmonization and continuous improvements efforts.
  • Support Finance on budgeting projections and budget revisions as required for responsible materials.
  • Utilize procurement best practices in all areas to deliver strategic value with assurance of supply, alternate sourcing, and risk mitigation/reduction.
  • Drive supplier performance and development through proactive utilization of the Supplier Scorecard to benchmark and improve supplier performance through the frequent communication of Glanbia’s expectations and requirements


   The Skills you will bring to the team

  • University degree in a related field required (equivalent experience in lieu of education may be considered).
  • Minimum of 6+ years of business experience; college education can take the place of work experience.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with food or fortification manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Ability to negotiate with diverse set of suppliers across multiple regions and close out negotiations.
  • Highly detailed with a systematic approach, sense of responsibility, and positive customer focus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (both written and verbal), including speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Analytical with superior problem-solving skills over near and long-term planning horizons.
  • Strong cultural awareness based on past exposure, experience, and successful business dealings.
  • Experience with and solid understanding of ERP/MRP systems, preferably SAP.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Carlsbad, CA or West Haven, CT or any location accessible to a Glanbia Nutritionals Site with hybrid working arrangements possible. Some in office days will be required.


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  Compensation for roles at Glanbia varies depending on a wide range of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience.  Glanbia provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California. This range may not be applicable to other locations. Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range.  The annual salary for California based employees for this role is $86,000-115,000.


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.