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Vice President of Category Management, Packaging

Company: RPMGlobal
Location: Glenview
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview
We are in search of a VP of Category Management - Industrial Packaging to join the Envoy Solutions senior leadership team and lead our growing Packaging segment across the platform. In this newly created role reporting to the SVP of Packaging, you will develop and execute our business strategy to support the growth of Packaging product lines. You will lead a team of category professionals responsible for supplier selection and results (pricing, programs, service and alignment with sales). As a key leader in the Packaging division, you will have the opportunity to define and implement strategy, to include exclusive brands strategy, with accountabilities for category revenue/growth, profitability, and efficiency (GMROI/Earn).
Work Location : The office is located in Glenview, IL but we are open to a Remote option.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Own the development, leadership, and execution of the category strategy of the Packaging business
  • Lead the Packaging category team, ensuring the delivery of superior vendor rebate programs and product pricing
  • Align vendor goals to sales, marketing, and supply chain strategy; manage and report with robust scorecard
  • Support M&A activity with financial analysis and realized projections on post-acquisition synergies
  • Work cross-functionally with executive leadership team to develop and deploy a long-term strategy and vision that supports a national selling platform
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing to identify and understand critical marketing intelligence to enable optimal vendor negotiations and decision making
  • Evaluate current supplier portfolio against expansion goals, working closely with supply chain to understand distribution center capacity opportunities
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to develop go to market strategies and training programs to support the business strategy
  • Provide strategic leadership; drive results through goal setting, accountability and proper allocation of resources
  • Manage and develop talent through strong and inspirational leadership
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • 15+ years of experience in strategic sourcing and procurement
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a business discipline
    • Experience leading in a high performance and high growth company
    • Demonstrated experience in high impact supplier awards
    • Exceptional project management skills with ability to implement across cross-functional peer groups
    • Experience with private brands
    • Advanced proficiency with MS office applications
    • Ability to leverage reporting tools to communicate business results
    • Exceptional leadership skills with successful track record of coaching and development
    • Strong communication skills across all levels of organization
    • Strong analytical and financial skills
    • Strong business acumen with ability to analyze data, report findings to leadership, and develop strategies for execution
    • Ability to travel approximately 30%


Keywords: RPMGlobal, Glenview , Vice President of Category Management, Packaging, Executive , Glenview, Illinois

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