Category Manager, Metals

Published: September 12, 2017
Seattle, WA
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Are you energized by the prospects of joining a newly created procurement group within a high-growth company? Can you cut it in the demanding, fast-paced world of private equity? Would you be interested in constructing and executing key sourcing and procurement strategies while strengthening valuable supplier relationships? Do you have comprehensive experience in sourcing the metals commodity?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may be a fit for the Category Manager, Metals role with our client, an industry leading eCommerce retailer owned by a reputable Private Equity firm.


  • Create, calibrate and execute procurement strategies across all sourcing channels as directed by company leadership.
  • Ensure strong vendor relationships through regular communication, while monitoring vendor performance and compliance.
  • Generate policies and protocols for gathering key metrics to mitigate risk and lower expenses while improving productivity.
  • Monitor commodity indices and analyze market trends to leverage favorable conditions and negotiate opportunistic sourcing.
  • Track industry product trends and manage competitive positioning of product categories.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in business administration, logistics, purchasing, supply chain management or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in sourcing/procurement.
  • Deep knowledge of sourcing/procurement best practices and the metals market.
  • Expert analytical, negotiation and communication and decision-making skills.
  • International travel required, variable up to 6-8 weeks per year.