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Senior Category Specialist

Cook Medical

Cook Medical

Bloomington, IN, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Senior Category Specialist

Requisition ID 2024-14088
Posting Date 3 months ago(2/28/2024 9:09 AM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Bloomington
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Senior Category Specialist will support Global Directors and Category Managers Indirect and Direct procurement categories to learn categories, suppliers, processes and strategies.


• Engage with category managers to learn categories, suppliers, processes, and strategies
• Lead supplier order management for assigned suppliers globally including working with all entities on PO updates and providing forecasts to the supplier as needed
• Lead supplier priority of CPNs with assistance from divisions for assigned suppliers globally
• Lead supplier performance tracking and reporting for assigned suppliers globally and present out as needed.
• Develop knowledge of product for assigned suppliers globally
• Support Procurement Leadership & Global Category Managers on daily and on demand projects and activities as required
• Lead price analysis and cost increases with the intention of benchmarking best practices and pricing

• Analyze, pull data and reports with finance
• Assist and provide support to Global Category Managers in the following:
o RFX strategic souring strategy
o Contract negotiations
o Business reviews
• Make recommendation for process improvements from GCM to with Functional Excellence team
• Assist in deployment of procurement technology - i.e. Oracle
• Lead PRS and PAS procurement


• Bachelor's degree or equivelant years of experience, and 5+ years working within Procurement or
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, etc)


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