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Sourcing Category Manager - Connectors and Machined Parts

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

This position may be located in Europe or the United States.

  • Candidates located in EMEA, please apply to job# 240851

    About the Role: We are looking for an experienced Sourcing Category Manager to join our Performance Solutions team. In this role, you will ensure cost effective components availability of our Connector and Machined Parts categories, while supporting multiple program teams and development activities.

    This position will be located at our facility in Newark, Delaware with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.

    • Develop the category strategy and implementation plan aligned with company processes and objectives, in cooperation with key stakeholders
    • Gather and analyze relevant data on key market trends affecting category strategies while continually seeking to develop increased understanding of market dynamics. Monitor and anticipate key market developments, implementing go-to-market strategies that optimize supply base
    • Develop and implement strategic sourcing activities, including but not limited to: spend analysis, benchmarking, supply market analysis, supplier analysis, RFI/RFP building, supplier contract negotiations, price analysis, should-cost modeling, make versus buy analysis & outsourcing product lifecycle management
    • Own and manage supplier relationships; develop and implement a structured process for establishing and reviewing supplier management goals, including supplier performance metrics, delivery on time, quality in support of unique business, technical and sustainability needs and objectives for continuous improvement
    • Drive supplier compliance with regulatory requirements and the development of new suppliers; i dentify high risk suppliers and develop risk mitigation plans
    • Build relationships with outside suppliers to leverage and expand access to new technologies not available internally to GORE
    • Manage key stakeholder relationships while ensuring business requirements are met
    • Drive cross-function efforts internally to improve cost effectiveness for key value we procure from external partner
    • Collaborate with the Procurement Operations team to transfer strategic requirements to ensure efficient core purchasing activities (examples: engagements with suppliers, driving cost-reduction projects and developing supply chain as required)
    • Recognize and protect Gore's intellectual property

      Required Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business (or equivalent)
      • Minimum 5 years of experience in strategic sourcing/category management in complex manufacturing environment
      • Strategic mindset capable of embedding and aligning procurement process and goals with overall business objectives and anticipating future market trends and challenges
      • Capability to drive difficult negotiations to successful outcomes
      • Skilled leader of and participant in cross-functional projects
      • Strong communication skills, teamwork, collaboration, and ability to build relationships and affecting change in global teams
      • Demonstrated ability to create and implement a sourcing strategy
      • Demonstrated ability to hold others accountable, both within teams and with suppliers
      • Ability to travel up to 25%; nationally and internationally

        Desired Qualifications:
        • Expertise in the assigned categories or similar complexity category
        • Expertise in Aerospace and Semiconductor & Microelectronics markets
        • SAP

          This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC -1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC -1255a.

          Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

          What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

          We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at

          We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

          Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

          Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

          Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

          Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at



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