Category Manager, Transport and Warehousing

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Job Title: Category Manager, Transport and Warehousing
Location: Cary, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Food Services/Hospitality
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Category Manager, Transport and Warehousing 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Category Manager, Transport and Warehousing, are to: 


  • Manage strategic procurement activities within the respective categories globally;
  • Identify and build efficient partnerships with internal business partners across the organization to align goals, strategies and identify process optimization potentials;
  • Develop, plan and implement global/regional category strategies and procurement sourcing initiatives including efficiency gain;
  • Work on delivery against key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as well as metrics for the specific sourcing category;
  • Drive global initiatives with key suppliers to reduce cost via continuous improvement, as well as supply chain optimization;
  • Be responsible for supplier analysis, supplier management (including clustering of suppliers, development of strategic relationships, risk assessment and capability / performance evaluation) and supplier selection within the respective category;
  • Develop and negotiate contracts with worldwide 3PL provider;
  • Support Sustainability program.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Fully proficient in English;
  • At least five years of a procurement experience in Sourcing of Directs, with at least two years of a background in sourcing of transport and warehousing or supply chain background;
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, influencing and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstration of ability to lead in times of change with a strategic mindset;
  • Ability/experience to lead category in a global procurement network;
  • Ability to drive innovation, continuous improvement and implement sustainability targets with suppliers.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree;
  • Other language skills.



You are applying for a position in Bayer’s Environmental Science business. Bayer intends to divest this business to Cinven in 2022. Cinven is an international investment firm focused on building world-class global companies & will enable ES to advance towards our vision of healthy environments for everyone, everywhere.


With joining Environmental Science, you will be joining a global industry leader in its markets, with the opportunity to be part of forming a new company in an agile, entrepreneurial and passionate team. We encourage you to discover more about our activities by watching the ES Dare to Explore video:


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
Location: Cary     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 534981     
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Job Post Date: 12/08/21
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